Rio De Janeiro -- A torrent of muddy mining waste unleashed by a dam breach that killed at least 84 people in south-eastern Brazil is now heading down a small river with high concentrations of iron oxide, threatening to contaminate a much larger river that provides drinking water to communities in five of the country's 26 states. The release of the muddy waste has already turned the normally greenish water of the Parapoeba River brown about 11 miles downstream from the southeastern city of Brumadhinho, where the broken dam is.The chief of an indigenous community said Tuesday that Brazilian environmental agents warned his community to stop fishing in the river, bathing in it and using its water for the plants they cultivate as food.The Parapoeba flows into the much larger Sao Francisco River, which provides drinking and irrigation water to hundreds of municipalities and larger cities such as Petrolina, in the state of Pernambuco, 870 miles from Brumadhino, which is in Minas Gerais … [Read more...] about Brazil Dam disaster latest: Muddy mining waste could contaminate drinking water
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THIS woman was not pleased when she was forced to split the dinner bill – despite only drinking water. By Christine Younan/Published 18th January 2019 FOOD: The woman was outraged after she was forced to split the dinner bill (Pic: GETTY STOCK IMAGE) It can sometimes be awkward to split the bill, especially if a member of the table opts for a cheaper meal than everyone else.While some choose to split the bill equally, there can often be disagreements, this happens often if some members of the party have purchased alcohol and others haven't.But one woman revealed how she felt "cheated" after she was forced to pay more than what she actually ordered while at dinner with her husband, daughter, son-in-law and his parents.Posting her dilemma on popular parenting website Mumsnet, the woman asked the internet about what they would do in her case. Related Articles Mum BLASTS best pal for stealing two of her baby names: ‘We will no longer be friends' Bride considers making … [Read more...] about Mum FURIOUS after being made to split dinner bill despite drinking water – do you agree?
How drinking too much water can damage your health BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Modern health trends come and go, but one piece of advice that doesn't ever seem to change is that we should all be drinking as much water as possible. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/health/how-drinking-too-much-water-can-damage-your-health-37688778.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/features/article37688783.ece/1ec1c/AUTOCROP/h342/2019-01-08_lif_47022835_I5.JPG Email Modern health trends come and go, but one piece of advice that doesn't ever seem to change is that we should all be drinking as much water as possible. As it turns out, though, there are hidden dangers to this most innocuous of activities - the spectre of 'water intoxication', hydration's potential sting in the tail. Headaches, nausea, fatigue - all of these symptoms are associated with dehydration but can also rear their heads if you're over-hydrated. The scientific word for the issue is hyponatraemia but the condition … [Read more...] about How drinking too much water can damage your health
The use of space technologies could play a crucial role in optimising potable water processing operations in order to achieve higher quality, according to the results of an EU-funded project. Water has a multifunctional role in the economy, environment and society in general. It is used by households, for power generation, for irrigation in agriculture as well as manufacturing. According to the European Environment Agency (EEA), 40.4% of water is used by agriculture, 27.8% for energy generation, 17.7% for mining and manufacturing and 11.6% for households. In light of extreme droughts combined with a global population rise, water scarcity and the need for precise water processing due to pesticide and fertiliser run-off, researchers are exploring ways to manage water more efficiently. The SPACE-O project The SPACE-O project, which is funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, focuses on better management of drinking water, which, according to Eurostat … [Read more...] about EU project optimises drinking water quality using space technologies
A YEAR 11 pupil is furious that his learning is being affected after he has been banned from drinking in the classroom. Callum Goldsmith, 15, is a pupil at Sir Robert Pattinson Academy in North Hykeham, Lincolnshire and says he's not even allowed to drink in the corridors. He said: "Not being able to drink in lessons means that I can't hydrate myself while I'm learning." The school has introduced a ban on drinking water inside classrooms and corridors for "health and safety reasons", as spilled drinks could damage electrical equipment. They say pupils are allowed to drink between their classes and in other areas of the school without restriction, but Callum claims it is a hindrance to his learning as he has to go outside. He said: "We have also been told the only place we can drink is outside and not in the corridors either." Trailer for new BBC show School which promises viewers unprecedented access to three academies over a whole year Callum's dad Trevor is concerned about … [Read more...] about Pupils furious as school bans them from drinking WATER due to ‘health and safety reasons’