Water is Life


taxslave
#601
Nice to know the government has nothing better to do than analyze shit. Should have invested that money in treatment plants.
 
spaminator
+1
#602
DIRTY DEEDS: Pornhub hopes 'Dirtiest Porn Ever' will help clean up our oceans
Postmedia News
Published:
August 29, 2019
Updated:
August 29, 2019 3:52 PM EDT
Pornhub is doing its part to help clean up the world's oceans by encouraging people to watch "The Dirtiest Porn Ever." (YouTube/PornHub)
Adult entertainment website Pornhub is hoping to clean up the planet by having you clean the pipes.
In its latest initiative, Pornhub hopes you “do yourself good for the good of the planet” with a viewing of The Dirtiest Porn Ever.
By viewing the new film, which stars Leolulu, one of the porn site’s most popular stars, Porhub will be donating funds to non-profit Ocean Polymers, an organization with a mandate of providing a sustainable solution to the removal and processing of ocean waste.
“As of today, 12.7 million tons of plastic can be found within the depths of our oceans,” Pornhub vice president Corey Price told LADBible. “Ocean pollution has grown to become of the most significant global issues of our lifetime, and it’s only getting worse. That’s why it’s imperative that we use our platform to raise awareness and inspire change — not just for the time being but for generations to come. We’re dirty here at Pornhub, but that doesn’t mean our beaches need to be.”
The porn itself naturally has a dirty plot.
The Dirtiest Porn Ever was shot at one of the world’s filthiest beaches, where Leolulu can be found doing the dirty deeds in the sand. However, it might be hard for the viewer to get their rocks off because the sexual acts are obscured by mounds of garbage.
As a cleaning crew begins to rid the beach of the trash, the sexual acts the couple is partaking in will be unveiled … in all its naked glory.
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Pornhub encourages randy adult film connoisseurs to watch the porno in its entirely. In exchange, the company will donate an undisclosed amount of cash to Ocean Polymers with each view.
So far, the trailer for The Dirtiest Porn Ever has racked up more than 1.5 million views.
Let’s hope that translates to even more clicks on Pornhub — the world depends on it.

http://pornhub.com/cares/dirtiest-porn
http://ladbible.com/news/news-pornhu...-porn-20190827
http://torontosun.com/news/world/dir...-up-our-oceans
 
Curious Cdn
+1
#603
.... in the sand, eh?

OUCH!!

Don't try that at home, kid.


... or on hay bales!!
 
taxslave
#604
Hay bales was a big mistake. Bring a blanket.
 
Curious Cdn
+1
#605
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

Hay bales was a big mistake. Bring a blanket.

... or Dettol and bandages ...
 
spaminator
#606
Japan may have to dump radioactive water from Fukushima into the sea, minister says
Reuters
Published:
September 10, 2019
Updated:
September 10, 2019 9:06 AM EDT
Storage tanks for radioactive water are seen at Tokyo Electric Power Co's (TEPCO) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Okuma town, Fukushima prefecture, Japan Feb. 18, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Photo
TOKYO — Japan’s Tokyo Electric Power will have to dump radioactive water from its destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean as it runs out of room to store it, the environment minister said on Tuesday.
Tokyo Electric, or Tepco, has collected more than 1 million tonnes of contaminated water from the cooling pipes used to keep fuel cores from melting since the plant was crippled by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011.
“The only option will be to drain it into the sea and dilute it,” the minister, Yoshiaki Harada, told a news briefing in Tokyo.
“The whole of the government will discuss this, but I would like to offer my simple opinion.”
The government is awaiting a report from an expert panel before making a final decision on how to dispose of the radioactive water.
Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, in a separate press briefing, described Harada’s comments as “his personal opinion.”
Tepco was not in a position to decide what to do but would follow the policy once the government made a decision, a spokesman for the utility said.
Employees of Tokyo Electric Power Co’s (TEPCO) wearing protective suits are seen inside a radiation filtering Advanced Liquid Processing Systems, known as ALPS, at tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Okuma town, Fukushima prefecture, Feb. 18, 2019. (REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Photo)
The utility says it will run out of room to store the water by 2022. Harada did not say how much water would need to be dumped into the ocean.
Any green light from the government to dump the waste into the sea would anger neighbours such as South Korea, which summoned a senior Japanese embassy official last month to explain how the Fukushima water would be dealt with.
“We’re just hoping to hear more details of the discussions that are under way in Tokyo so that there won’t be a surprise announcement,” a South Korean diplomat told Reuters, requesting anonymity due to the sensitivity of bilateral ties.
South Korea’s foreign ministry said in a statement said it had asked Japan “to take a wise and prudent decision on the issue.”
Relations between the East Asian nations are already frosty following a dispute over compensation for Koreans forced to work in Japanese factories in the Second World War.
Coastal nuclear plants commonly dump into the ocean water that contains tritium, an isotope of hydrogen that is hard to separate and is considered to be relatively harmless.
Tepco, which also faces opposition from fishermen, admitted last year that the water in its tanks still contained contaminants beside tritium.
“The government must commit to the only environmentally acceptable option for managing this water crisis which is long term storage and processing to remove radioactivity, including tritium,” Shaun Burnie, senior nuclear specialist with Greenpeace Germany, said in an email.
http://torontosun.com/news/world/jap...-minister-says
 
spaminator
#607
NASA plans to send water-hunting robot to moon surface in 2022
Reuters
Published:
October 25, 2019
Updated:
October 25, 2019 4:06 PM EDT
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine speaks during the 70th annual International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Washington, DC on October 25, 2019. MANDEL NGAN / AFP via Getty Images
WASHINGTON — NASA will send a golf cart-sized robot to the moon in 2022 to search for deposits of water below the surface, an effort to evaluate the vital resource ahead of a planned human return to the moon in 2024 to possibly use it for astronauts to drink and to make rocket fuel, the U.S. space agency said on Friday.
The VIPER robot will drive for km on the dusty lunar surface to get a closer look at what NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine has touted for months: underground pockets of “hundreds of millions of tons of water ice” that could help turn the moon into a jumping-off point to Mars.
“VIPER is going to assess where the water ice is. We’re going to be able to characterize the water ice, and ultimately drill,” Bridenstine said on Friday at the International Astronautical Congress in Washington. “Why is this important? Because water ice represents something significant. Life support.”
VIPER stands for Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover.
The rover is expected to arrive on the moon’s south polar region in December 2022, carrying four instruments to sample lunar soil for traces of hydrogen and oxygen — the basic components of water that can be separated and synthesized into fuel for a planned fleet of commercial lunar launch vehicles.
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In development at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California, the VIPER robot will log “about 100 days of data that will be used to inform the first global water resource maps of the moon,” NASA said in announcing the plans.
NASA is in the process of kickstarting its Artemis program, an accelerated mission to put people back on the moon for the first time since the 1970s to train and prove technologies that would later be sent on a Mars mission.
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Scientists have eyed lunar water as a key resource for enabling long-duration astronaut missions on the moon, though its form and exact amount are unknown. VIPER will aim to find out.
NASA crashed a rocket onto the moon’s south pole in 2009 to confirm traces of lunar water ice in the plume of dust kicked up upon impact.
http://torontosun.com/news/world/nas...urface-in-2022
 
taxslave
#608
Quote: Originally Posted by spaminator View Post

Japan may have to dump radioactive water from Fukushima into the sea, minister says
Reuters
Published:
September 10, 2019
Updated:
September 10, 2019 9:06 AM EDT
Storage tanks for radioactive water are seen at Tokyo Electric Power Co's (TEPCO) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Okuma town, Fukushima prefecture, Japan Feb. 18, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Photo
TOKYO — Japan’s Tokyo Electric Power will have to dump radioactive water from its destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean as it runs out of room to store it, the environment minister said on Tuesday.
Tokyo Electric, or Tepco, has collected more than 1 million tonnes of contaminated water from the cooling pipes used to keep fuel cores from melting since the plant was crippled by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011.
“The only option will be to drain it into the sea and dilute it,” the minister, Yoshiaki Harada, told a news briefing in Tokyo.
“The whole of the government will discuss this, but I would like to offer my simple opinion.”
The government is awaiting a report from an expert panel before making a final decision on how to dispose of the radioactive water.
Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, in a separate press briefing, described Harada’s comments as “his personal opinion.”
Tepco was not in a position to decide what to do but would follow the policy once the government made a decision, a spokesman for the utility said.
Employees of Tokyo Electric Power Co’s (TEPCO) wearing protective suits are seen inside a radiation filtering Advanced Liquid Processing Systems, known as ALPS, at tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Okuma town, Fukushima prefecture, Feb. 18, 2019. (REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Photo)
The utility says it will run out of room to store the water by 2022. Harada did not say how much water would need to be dumped into the ocean.
Any green light from the government to dump the waste into the sea would anger neighbours such as South Korea, which summoned a senior Japanese embassy official last month to explain how the Fukushima water would be dealt with.
“We’re just hoping to hear more details of the discussions that are under way in Tokyo so that there won’t be a surprise announcement,” a South Korean diplomat told Reuters, requesting anonymity due to the sensitivity of bilateral ties.
South Korea’s foreign ministry said in a statement said it had asked Japan “to take a wise and prudent decision on the issue.”
Relations between the East Asian nations are already frosty following a dispute over compensation for Koreans forced to work in Japanese factories in the Second World War.
Coastal nuclear plants commonly dump into the ocean water that contains tritium, an isotope of hydrogen that is hard to separate and is considered to be relatively harmless.
Tepco, which also faces opposition from fishermen, admitted last year that the water in its tanks still contained contaminants beside tritium.
“The government must commit to the only environmentally acceptable option for managing this water crisis which is long term storage and processing to remove radioactivity, including tritium,” Shaun Burnie, senior nuclear specialist with Greenpeace Germany, said in an email.
http://torontosun.com/news/world/jap...-minister-says

Who was it was saying nuclear plants are safe and don't pollute?
 
spaminator
+1
#609
Dutch foundation launches project to tackle river plastic pollution
Reuters
Published:
October 26, 2019
Updated:
October 26, 2019 3:56 PM EDT
Plastic waste is seen on River Tisza near Tiszafured, Hungary, October 1, 2019. Picture taken October 1, 2019. BERNADETT SZABO / REUTERS
Rotterdam — A Dutch foundation devoted to fighting plastic pollution in the world’s oceans on Saturday unveiled a new device designed to stop it from reaching the sea in the first place: by collecting and cleaning plastic waste from major rivers.
The Ocean Cleanup Foundation, a non-governmental organization best known for its attempts to collect and clean plastic from the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch,” said it has been testing a system based on similar principles — a floating barrier to collect plastic passively — for use in rivers.
“To solve the plastic pollution problem we need to do two things: we need to clean up what’s already in the oceans, for that we of course have the Ocean Cleanup System,” founder Boyan Slat, 25, told Reuters.
“Now we also hope to tackle the other side of the equation: preventing more plastic from reaching the ocean in the first place.”
The foundation’s ocean system uses a large floating boom to collect rubbish. After initial setbacks and adjustments to the system, Ocean Cleanup reported earlier this month that it managed to pick up plastic from the high seas for the first time.
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The river version, called the Interceptor, consists of a vessel that is anchored to a riverbed while floating arms — which leave space for animals and river traffic to pass, organizers say — divert waste into its collection system.
The system has already been tested on rivers in Jakarta, Indonesia and in Klang, Malaysia, the organization said on Saturday. Two more are planned for Can Tho in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, and Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. Ocean Cleanup said that is still testing the river system and will not give out numbers on plastics collected until a rollout phase has been completed.
According to the group each device is capable of extracting thousands of kilograms (pounds) of detritus per day.
Slat said that 1% of rivers are responsible for 80% of the pollution in the world’s seas. That makes finding a solution to the problem of plastic pollution emanating from rivers “quite achievable,” Slat said.
http://twitter.com/i/videos/tweet/1188157163367272449
http://twitter.com/i/videos/tweet/1188157719624241155
http://torontosun.com/news/world/dut...stic-pollution
 
spaminator
+4
#610
Billions of litres of sewage spilled into Hamilton creek
Canadian Press
Published:
November 21, 2019
Updated:
November 21, 2019 12:32 PM EST
Chedoke Falls in Hamilton (Google Maps)
The City of Hamilton says billions of litres of untreated wastewater spewed into a creek over a period of four years.
The city says an investigation showed 24 billion litres of storm water runoff and sewage was discharged into Chedoke Creek between 2014 and 2018.
The probe also showed the discharge happened after a bypass gate in the sewer overflow tank was left partially open on Jan. 28, 2014.
The details of the spill, which was discovered in July 2018, were first reported by the Hamilton Spectator on Wednesday.
The city says its investigation could not determine why the gate was opened.
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It says it is working with the province’s Ministry of the Environment to figure out how to remediate the creek.

http://hamilton.ca/government-inform...-chedoke-creek
http://torontosun.com/news/local-new...hamilton-creek
 
petros
+2
#611
What's the price?
 
taxslave
+2
#612
Ontariowe is a giant cesspool anyway.
 
Curious Cdn
#613
Quote: Originally Posted by spaminator View Post

Billions of litres of sewage spilled into Hamilton creek
Canadian Press
Published:
November 21, 2019
Updated:
November 21, 2019 12:32 PM EST
Chedoke Falls in Hamilton (Google Maps)
The City of Hamilton says billions of litres of untreated wastewater spewed into a creek over a period of four years.
The city says an investigation showed 24 billion litres of storm water runoff and sewage was discharged into Chedoke Creek between 2014 and 2018.
The probe also showed the discharge happened after a bypass gate in the sewer overflow tank was left partially open on Jan. 28, 2014.
The details of the spill, which was discovered in July 2018, were first reported by the Hamilton Spectator on Wednesday.
The city says its investigation could not determine why the gate was opened.
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It says it is working with the province’s Ministry of the Environment to figure out how to remediate the creek.

http://hamilton.ca/government-inform...-chedoke-creek
http://torontosun.com/news/local-new...hamilton-creek

The kids swim at that falls.
 
petros
+1
#614
MRSA Falls ON.
 
Twin_Moose
+4
#615
Just imagine if it were Oil, my goodness it would be the end of the world, but sewage, meh
 
Curious Cdn
+1
#616
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

Just imagine if it were Oil, my goodness it would be the end of the world, but sewage, meh

Residue from an oil spill would persist for a decade or more. Residue from a sewage spill would persist for a week or two.

Is it really so hard to wrap your mind around that?
 
Cliffy
#617
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Residue from an oil spill would persist for a decade or more. Residue from a sewage spill would persist for a week or two.

Is it really so hard to wrap your mind around that?

Apparently.
 
Danbones
+4
#618
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Residue from an oil spill would persist for a decade or more. Residue from a sewage spill would persist for a week or two.
Is it really so hard to wrap your mind around that?


Tijuana sewage spills have been an environmental problem for decades so what’s the solution?
https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com...305-story.html




But that's the type of commienazi government you want here.
 
Hoid
#619
The sewage vs oil whataboutism is the most comical of all whataboutisms
 
Danbones
+3
#620
If sewage is so harmless, take a big drink of it.
 
petros
+3
#621
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Residue from an oil spill would persist for a decade or more. Residue from a sewage spill would persist for a week or two.
Is it really so hard to wrap your mind around that?

Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

Apparently.

Decade?

What century is it in your worlds? There is no leaving it behind.

MRSA from sewage stays in the ecosystem forever as long as there is life. It kills and is further spread by mammals (humans inc), birds and fish in said ecosystems and beyond.

That's just one of a few nasties of raw sewage that can't be remediated like oil.

BTW a hemp oil spill is just as dangerous. The source of oil is irrelevant.
 
Cannuck
#622
Chlorinated tap water is more deleterious to fish than oil. Just ask the City of St Albert.



I learned that in bottle sorting school
 
Twin_Moose
+1
#623
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Residue from an oil spill would persist for a decade or more. Residue from a sewage spill would persist for a week or two.
Is it really so hard to wrap your mind around that?

No reports of dead zones in the Oceans from Oil, but there is for sewage, go figure, like I said meh!
 
Curious Cdn
#624
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

No reports of dead zones in the Oceans from Oil, but there is for sewage, go figure, like I said meh!

The Gulf of Mexico is a dead zone from oil.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/nation...c38_story.html
 
spaminator
+1
#625
Hamilton 'failed' residents by not reporting sewage spill: Yurek
Canadian Press
Published:
November 27, 2019
Updated:
November 27, 2019 2:23 PM EST
Chedoke Falls in Hamilton (Google Maps)
Ontario’s Environment Minister says the City of Hamilton failed its residents by keeping word of a massive sewage spill secret.
Jeff Yurek’s comments come days after the Hamilton Spectator newspaper reported the city knew about the 24-billion litre sewage spill for more than a year.
City officials confirmed the report last week, but said the details of the spill into Chedoke Creek and Cootes Paradise waterways were a “confidential matter.”
They said that is standard practice when it comes to an issue that could result in litigation.
Yurek says the province is moving ahead on a “Made in Ontario” initiative that would include real-time reporting of sewage spills in the province.
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The City of Hamilton has said the leak started in 2014 due to a partially opened gate and continued for four years until it was detected in July 2018.

http://torontosun.com/news/local-new...ge-spill-yurek
 
Twin_Moose
+1
#626
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

The Gulf of Mexico is a dead zone from oil.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/nation...c38_story.html

Not once did it mention dead zone, not like the dead zone reported off the BC coast from raw sewage.
 
Hoid
#627
lol reported
 
petros
+1
#628
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

lol reported

British Columbia

Decades of dumping raw sewage is killing Victoria's ocean floor, diver claims

'The farther away you get from Victoria, the more diverse and vibrant the marine environment becomes'
Roshini Nair - CBC News
 
petros
+1
#629
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

The Gulf of Mexico is a dead zone from oil.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/nation...c38_story.html

Reality says otherwise:

What Causes the Dead Zone?
The dead zone is caused by nutrient enrichment from the Mississippi River, particularly nitrogen and phosphorous. Watersheds within the Mississippi River Basin drain much of the United States, from Montana to Pennsylvania and extending southward along the Mississippi River. Most of the nitrogen input comes from major farming states in the Mississippi River Valley, including Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Nitrogen and phosphorous enter the river through upstream runoff of fertilizers, soil erosion, animal wastes, and sewage. In a natural system, these nutrients aren't significant factors in algae growth because they are depleted in the soil by plants. However, with anthropogenically increased nitrogen and phosphorus input, algae growth is no longer limited. Consequently, algal blooms develop, the food chain is altered, and dissolved oxygen in the area is depleted. The size of the dead zone fluctuates seasonally, as it is exacerbated by farming practices. It is also affected by weather events such as flooding and hurricanes.

https://serc.carleton.edu/microbelif...one/index.html
 
Twin_Moose
+1
#630
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

lol reported

Cruise Ships Dump 1 Billion Litres Of Sewage Into BC Waters Every Year Causing Dead Zones

Quote:

A World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Canada study has recently found that cruise ships dumped 1.3 billion liters of wastewater in BC oceans just off coast in 2017.
The study concluded that a total of 1.54 billion litres of greywater was generated by general ships, therefore cruise ships (counting in at 1.37 billion liters) are responsible for a jaw-dropping 90% of that sewage. The study focused mainly on cruise ships traveling from Washington to Alaska in Canadian waters.
The impacts of the sewage (or greywater) range from dead zones for ocean dwellers to suffocating fish, lobster, crab, and other underwater life forms. It also has a large potential impact such as detrimental effects on local ecosystems.

Near-record 'dead zone' forecast off U.S. Gulf coast, threatening fish

And no mention of Crude or Oil or any petroleum in either article, interesting