My tribe lived on Diablo Canyon land for millennia. Now we have a chance to reclaim it – Ireland

I was a child when the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant went online.

I never thought I’d see the day this ancestral land — the land the plant sits on — might be returned to my tribe, the Northern Chumash.

Yet mere months ago the tides turned in our favor with the planned decommissioning of the plant and the sale of 12,000 acres of one of the last stretches of undeveloped coastline on California’s Central Coast.

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My tribe lived on Diablo Canyon land for millennia. Now we have a chance to reclaim it – Ireland2020-08-21T13:08:29+02:00

Device inspired by mangroves could help clear up flood water – Britain

A novel approach to removing salt from water, inspired by mangrove trees, has been revealed by researchers who say the system could offer an unusual approach to clearing up flood water.

Mangroves, like other trees, employ a system of water transport: it is thought evaporation of moisture from their leaves produces a negative pressure in their water-conducting tissues that helps to draw water into their roots and up their trunks.

This transport relies on surface tension, the fact that water molecules […]

Device inspired by mangroves could help clear up flood water – Britain2020-02-23T06:54:28+01:00

Thames Water bosses plan to turn sewage into drinking water – London – United Kingdom

Water bosses have drawn up detailed plans to turn sewage into drinking water as one of a series of measures to prevent London’s taps from running dry, the Standard has learned.

In a doomsday prediction, Thames Water today said the Capital is facing a £330 million-a-day loss to the economy if dramatic changes are not made to secure the city’s supply.

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Thames Water bosses plan to turn sewage into drinking water – London – United Kingdom2018-11-07T15:45:16+01:00
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