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April 19, 2013 |
California has failed to spend $455 million in federal safe-drinking-water funds and isn't adequately managing the program that administers the money, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials said. "Nearly half a billion dollars that could be actively used today is being held and basically parked," said Jared Blumenfeld, EPA regional administrator. Blumenfeld's office on Friday sent a notice of noncompliance to the California Department of Public Health, warning that if the state doesn't take corrective action within 60 days, the EPA may suspend grant payments to the program.
March 10, 2012 |
Staying hydrated is serious business when you're working out. Sure, you can just grab any old $3 plastic water bottle and go out for a run, but these days you also can buy a customized bottle that complements your sport, your music and even your hygiene requirements. Here are some of the new shapes, materials, technologies and accessories that'll help you go with the flow. Safe water anywhere A 750-milliliter bottle with a water-purifying cap with built-in, bacteria-killing ultraviolet light that creates drinkable water in 60 seconds for use in hiking, international travel and daily workouts.
July 22, 2011 |
Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger's 13-year-old son, Christopher, was seriously injured in a boogie boarding accident in Malibu, L.A. Now reports . It's any parent's nightmare -- a fun day at the beach leads to a potentially life-threatening injury. The jury's out on exactly how safe water sports like boogie boarding and surfing are. A 2007 study published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine found that surfing is far less dangerous than many other sports, with just 6.6 significant injuries per 1,000 hours of surfing.
September 12, 2008 |
As if we didn't have enough to worry about, the quietly apocalyptic "Flow" makes a good case that what's going on with our planet's water supply should make you very, very afraid. Any film that begins with a bleak W.H. Auden quote ("Thousands have lived without love, not one without water") is not going to be a ray of sunshine in anyone's life. Made over a five-year period by director Irena Salina, who went all over the world and talked to an impressive list of experts, "Flow" (which also stands for "For Love of Water")
March 10, 2006 |
Mismanagement, limited resources and environmental damage have combined to deny 1.1 billion people access to safe water, says a new United Nations report issued Thursday. Sub-Saharan Africa is one of the hardest-hit areas, where ecological degradation, poor water management and a burgeoning population have led to water shortages, exacerbating poverty, disease and drought, the report says. The 24 U.N.
September 19, 2004
Re "Drying the Tears of Thirsty Nations" by Margaret Wertheim, Opinion, Sept. 12: The important article on the water crisis that our planet is facing has ignored the effect of politics on the solution of this crisis. Israel, where water has always been critically scarce, has been able to cope by inventing and improving techniques -- desalination, novel irrigation technologies, conservation of rainfall water, etc. -- that could help solve many of the problems of water-challenged nations elsewhere.