Operator files for approval of Fukushima plant water release
The operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant says it has applied for approval from safety authorities to construct an undersea tunnel and other facilities needed for the planned release of large amounts of treated radioactive water into the seawashingtonpost.com
Harrowing North Carolina floods left farm animals stranded, lifted houses off their foundations
Once the water finally started retreating, Cordle went outside to survey the damage to the 10 acres where they’ve lived for more than a decade. The bridge over the creek and into their property had been washed sideways by the swells, trapping them on the farm. Just-purchased bales of hay had been swept downstream, leaving them short on animal feed. Fences across the property had been destroyed.washingtonpost.com
These photos tell you everything you need to know about California’s drought
Just this week, a major Southern California water agency declared a water supply alert for the first time in seven years, and is asking residents to voluntarily conserve. Many of the state’s counties are already under a state of drought emergency.
What exactly was Mark Zuckerberg riding in that viral Fourth of July video?
If you’ve been scrolling around on social media this month, then you may have noticed that over the Fourth of July weekend, Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg was riding on some sort of wakeboard on a lake with an American flag in tow.
Sun and snow melt: Chicago warming up after bitter cold and heavy snow
There is about 2 to 3 inches of liquid water “trapped” in all the snowfall the area has experienced in the past few weeks, according to recent core samples taken by the weather service. A good meteorology rule of thumb is 10 to 13 inches of snow is about a solid inch of liquid water, said meteorologist Lee Carlaw of the Chicago area office of the weather service.chicagotribune.com
New Alkaline Water store opens in Murray Hill
An Alkaline Water store and water bar is opening in Murray Hill. There’s lots of growth happening in Murray Hill. The owner of AlkaVita Alkaline Water said her new store has an innovative twist that’s going to keep the neighborhood growing. So, they bartered, they help us out, or they’ve invited us in the community,” said Sativa Jones, who owns AlkaVita Alkaline Water. She started AlkaVita Alkaline Water in 2016 and a year later began bottling natural alkaline spring water.
City of St. Augustine to conduct pilot study on water treatment process
ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. – Do you live in St. Augustine? If so, you may notice a slight change in the taste of your water. For 90 days beginning Tuesday, January 5, 2021, the City of St. Augustine will be conducting a pilot study to test the effectiveness of discontinuing the use of chloramines (ammonia) in the City’s water treatment process, the city announced on Wednesday. “City utility customers may notice a slight change in the taste of their water, but the quality of the water is not affected,” the city said. For additional information, please contact the City of St. Augustine Water Treatment Plant at 904.825.1044.