Michael Phelps' Olympic career has come to an end, but he's not done with water. Phelps is now a global water ambassador for Colgate's #EveryDropCounts campaign, helping to conserve water through international initiatives. According to the EPA, 40 states anticipate water shortages by 2024, and the 28-time Olympic medalist said numbers like that spurred him to take on the project, "We can all do something so small by turning off the faucet when we're brushing our teeth," Phelps told CBS This Morning. "Three out of four Americans who know what we're doing and have heard a little bit about the campaign have already put away and saved approximately 50 billion gallons. So if we can all get on board, we can make a serious change." Phelps said cutting down on water consumption starts with being conscious of how much you're using. "Paying attention to what you're doing to your lawn, loads of laundry, all of that stuff," Phelps said. "Not taking a 30-minute shower. So it's like all these … [Read more...] about Michael Phelps on his new mission in water conservation, dealing with depression
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Tuesday, July 24, 2018 by: Edsel Cook Tags: crystallized water, diamonds, Ice-VII, inclusions, lasers, mantle, research, science, underground water (Natural News) Crystallized water impurities in diamonds offer the first solid proof that there are pockets of liquid water located deep in the mantle of the Earth, according to a report published in ScienceDaily. A research team from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) found a rare kind of crystallized water called Ice-VII inside diamonds that had come from the interior of the planet. Impurities found in gemstones and other types of minerals are called inclusions. These lower the market value of diamonds when they are turned into jewels, but for UNLV geoscientist Oliver Tschauner and his fellow researchers, inclusions like these are priceless because they provide insights about the internal processes of the Earth. In the study, Tschauner’s team investigated impure diamonds … [Read more...] about Scientists can track water deep underground by studying diamond impurities
It is a plan as crazy as the situation is desperate -- towing an iceberg from Antarctica to Cape Town to supply fresh water to a city in the grip of drought. Earlier this year, Cape Town came within weeks of shutting off all its taps and forcing residents to queue for water rations at public standpipes. The cut-off was narrowly averted as people scrambled to reduce their water usage and Autumn rains saved the day. But the threat is expected to return to the coastal South African city again next year and beyond. "The idea sounds crazy," admits maverick salvage expert Nick Sloane, the brains behind the tow-an-iceberg scheme. "But if you look at the fine details, it is not so crazy." World leaders sound alarm over global water crisis Sloane suggests wrapping the iceberg in a textile insulation skirt to stop it melting and using a supertanker and two tugboats to drag it 1,200 miles towards Cape Town using prevailing ocean currents. The iceberg, carefully selected by drones and … [Read more...] about Could a 100-million-ton iceberg alleviate S. Africa’s water woes?
Story highlights Six hundred million people are dealing with high to extreme water shortage "We have 4% of the global water and 16% of the global population," an expert notes (CNN)India is facing its worst water shortage in history. Six hundred million people are dealing with high to extreme water shortage, according to a report by Niti Aayog, a policy think tank for the Indian government. The report states that an average of 200,000 Indian lives are lost every year due to inadequate supply or contamination of water. Sustainable water development has seen slow progress in India in recent years. Though 80% of the country's states have water conservation legislation, bad data management and nonexistent pricing of water have kept the country from making significant change, the report states. Poor irrigation techniques and severe contamination of groundwater have brought India to the edge of this crisis. India is predominantly an agricultural country, with 80% of its water used … [Read more...] about India facing its worst water shortage in history
Alex Veiga, Ap Business Writer Updated 10:46 am, Thursday, May 10, 2018 Photo: Carlos Osorio, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 FILE - This Feb. 5, 2016 file photo shows the Flint Water Plant tower in Flint, Mich. As natural resources go, oil tends to get more attention from investors than clean drinking water, even against the backdrop of headline-grabbing shortages in Flint, South Africa and elsewhere. But a few funds are showing that investing in utilities and water infrastructure and technology companies can pay off, especially for long-term investors looking to diversify their portfolio. less FILE - This Feb. 5, 2016 file photo shows the Flint Water Plant tower in Flint, Mich. As natural resources go, oil tends to get more attention from investors than clean drinking water, even against the ... more Photo: Carlos Osorio, AP … [Read more...] about Quenching a thirst? Investing in water-related funds