How To Boil a Frog With Less Water

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“The boiling frog story states that a frog can be boiled alive if the water is heated slowly enough — it is said that if a frog is placed in boiling water, it will jump out, but if it is placed in cold water that is slowly heated, it will never jump out. The story is generally told in a figurative context, with the upshot being that people should make themselves aware of gradual change lest they suffer a catastrophic loss.”

Report indicates climate change to affect water supply planning
Valley Courier Online – Alamosa, CO, USA

Water supply falling short; rationing may be necessary
Press-Enterprise – Riverside, CA, USA

Water conservation is part of future
Lake Oswego Review – Lake Oswego, OR, USA

Water leak drains county water supply
Clay County Progress – Hayesville, NC, USA

State might curtail water supply to Long Beach, other So Cal cities
Contra Costa Times – Walnut Creek, CA, USA

Lawsuit ruling edges Tarrant, Dallas districts closer to Oklahoma water supply
Dallas Morning News – Dallas, TX, USA

Two reservoirs nearly dry, so officials juggle sources
Honolulu Advertiser – Honolulu, HI, USA

Water rights for Auburn dam could be revoked
San Jose Mercury News – CA, USA

Palm Beach announced recently that it will test West Palm Beach water for contaminants. The city recently sent a letter to water users about the last quarter of 2007 when high levels of trihalomethane were registered. And last year, the city disinfected the water supply for several months with free chlorine after a fecal bacteria outbreak.

Palm Beach Daily News – CA, USA

“The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) issued a press release explaining that a new Bush administration rule signed on Halloween–trick or treat?–made thousands of factory farms exempt from needing permits that limit water pollution…According to the NRDC, the new rule:

Creates a loophole allowing facility operators to avoid permits by claiming they won’t have a discharge.

Adopts a scheme that allows facilities to avoid certain environmental enforcement. For instance, if an operator certifies that the facility won’t have a discharge, environmental authorities will ignore enforcement action, even if the facility discharges to the nation’s waters.”

The Daily Green

All the headlines and the Palm Beach quote are from sources published October 28-30, 2008. The Daily Green quote is from November 3, 2008.

(posted by R. T.)

President Tricks Environment, Treats Factory Farms: Daily Green – USA

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