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Water cuts coming as drought hits US West

With parts of the US Southwest suffering their worst drought conditions in more than a millennium, the federal government has ordered reductions in Colorado River water allotments to the states of Arizona and Nevada, as well as to Mexico. The water cuts will begin in January and will hit Arizona …

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China confirms water on the Moon

Indications that water could be present in the rocks gathered by Chang’e 5 lander on the Moon have been confirmed by testing on Earth, Chinese scientists have reported. They’ve shared their findings in an article, published this week in the magazine Nature Communications. The lunar lander touched down on the …

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France limits water usage

A severe drought has prompted 24 out 96 departments of France to impose limits on water usage, the country’s Ministry of Ecological Transition said on Saturday. The restrictions range from simple calls to save water in some areas to a more than 50% reduction in agricultural withdrawals and bans on …

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Player throws water bottle at NHL rival during live TV interview (VIDEO)

Nazem Kadri, the Canadian center who plays for NHL outfit Colorado Avalanche, won’t soon forget his television interview which took place on Saturday following his side’s second round series win against the St. Louis Blues after a disgruntled opponent threw a water bottle at him live on television. Blues’ starting goalie Jordan Binnington …

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Japan sees no issues in radioactive water discharge

Japanese officials are nearing agreement on plans to discharge radioactive waste water from the disabled Fukushima nuclear plant, more than a decade after the facility saw major contamination following the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.  The Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) declared that there were no outstanding concerns with the proposal …

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‘War criminal’ comments land Supreme Court nominee in hot water

President Joe Biden’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, was forced on Tuesday to explain several legal filings in which she allegedly referred to George W. Bush and Donald Rumsfeld as “war criminals” while she was defending terrorism suspects. Although Jackson had legal grounds to make the accusation, she …

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Another helicopter crashes into the water in beach area

A police helicopter crashed into the water in Newport Bay, California on Saturday evening – the same day that another helicopter crashed into the ocean in Miami Beach, Florida. The Huntington Beach Police Department confirmed in a statement on Saturday that one of its helicopters “crash landed in the Newport …

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Nuclear watchdog will get Fukushima water checked

Some 50 liters of treated water used to cool down the Fukushima melted nuclear reactors will be sent for analysis to “independent” laboratories in Austria and Monaco, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said in a statement on Friday. The announcement follows a five-day IAEA inspection of the site. The …

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France tells citizens to stock on food & water

French citizens in Ukraine should ensure they have enough crucial supplies to wait out a potential conflict, Paris’ ambassador in Kiev has advised amid fears in the West that Moscow could soon launch a strike against its neighbor. In a statement on Sunday, Etienne de Poncins revealed what measures Paris …

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