Water & Oceans

‘Dark Oxygen’ In Pacific Depths Could Force Rethink About Origins Of Life

"In the total darkness of the depths of the Pacific Ocean, scientists have discovered oxygen being produced not by living organisms but by strange potato-shaped metallic lumps that give off almost as much electricity as AA batteries."

Source: AFP, 07/24/2024

"Lawmakers Take Up $5B Colorado River Settlement"

"A House Natural Resources subcommittee will review a $5 billion deal to ensure tribal water rights in northeastern Arizona, including funds for a new pipeline connecting Lake Powell to tribal reservation in the Colorado River Basin."

Source: E&E News, 07/23/2024

"Highly Infectious Poliovirus Found In Gaza Sewage Samples"

"The poliovirus has been found in sewage samples from Gaza putting thousands of people living in crowded displaced persons’ camps at risk of contracting the highly infectious disease that can cause deformities and paralysis."

Source: Guardian, 07/23/2024
July 24, 2024

Radioactive Waste Symposium: Growing Threats, Emerging Solutions

Hosted by the Samuel Lawrence Foundation in cooperation with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, panels will assess the current state of radioactive waste dangers at the San Onofre Generating Station (SONGS), in coastal areas of the U.S. and nationwide.​ 10am-5pm PT.


"Billions in US Funding Boosts Lithium Mining, Stressing Water Supplies"

"Add lithium to water in a chemistry lab, and you’ll get an incendiary reaction. The same might be said of opening new lithium mines: The prospect can spark conflicts when it comes to water."

Source: Floodlight/Energy News Network, 07/22/2024


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