Flint water crisis: US military ‘ready to intervene’

Military personnel are being called to help protect the US Embassy in Baghdad after a US soldier was killed in an ambush.US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is scheduled to visit the city on Thursday.The attack happened during a visit by the US ambassador to Iraq, Gen John Campbell.The US military is being called in …

How to stop drinking water from water sports in Delaware

Drinking water from Delaware’s waters is in short supply and not safe for swimming or swimming-related activities.It’s not just for sports.It can also be used to flush out viruses and other contaminants.But the Delaware Water Gap has a solution: It’s selling it at a profit.Delaware Water Gap, an organization that provides drinking water for nearly …

When does water go bad?

Water in Florida is among the worst in the country, with a rate of over 8,000 micrograms per liter (mcg/L) in some parts of the state.The state has been struggling to manage the rising water levels that are now causing problems for people and animals, and this is the most extreme situation in Florida.In the …

How to build a Flint Michigan Water Crisis Story

Water is a critical element of life in Flint, Michigan, where water treatment plants have been shut down and the city has struggled with a rising number of lead poisoning cases.The city was supposed to get all of its water from a public water supply under a deal brokered in 2011 that provided Flint with …

How Australia could lose out on billions of dollars if it doesn’t make a carbon tax: report

A report by the Climate Institute says that if Australia does not make a tax on carbon emissions it could lose up to $3.6 trillion in annual tax revenue, a “disaster”.The report by climate and energy economist David Whiteford, published on Tuesday, argues that the “disincentive to emissions from existing businesses” and “incentive for emissions …

Watch: How ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ fans react to Katniss’ return

It was a bittersweet ending to a wild ride for Katnisse.But now, thanks to a few lucky twists and turns, we know where her story will lead.As Katnissa prepares for the return of her world, we’ll get to see where the young heroine went wrong, and whether she’ll ever find a way to get back …

When the boom goes bust: water-powered toilets and toilets-based businesses

Water-powered toilet-based business models have long been a part of the Australian economy, and many have been successful.The business model is simple.A water wheel or a water wheel-powered water filter collects the water from a local source, or a filter-based toilet system collects the rainwater.Both systems work by diverting the water to one of the …

Which is more polluted: Water on Mars or water on Earth?

Water on Earth, you have it worse than on Mars, according to a new report.A report from the University of Arizona found that water pollution in the world’s oceans is so bad that scientists believe we could be facing the water crisis for centuries.The report, titled The Water Problem, also found that we are using …