Better methods improve measurements of recreational water quality

The concentration of enterococci, bacteria that thrive in feces, has long been the federal standard for determining water quality. Researchers have now shown that the greatest influences on that concentration are the quantity of mammalian feces in the water, and the numbers of enterococci that glom onto floating particulate matter.
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Water level surged as Thai cave rescue nearly ended in disaster

  1. Water level surged as Thai cave rescue nearly ended in disaster  Yahoo News
  2. Make the most of your lives, rescued Thai cave boys told  Reuters
  3. Video shows rescued Thai soccer players waving to parents, loved ones  USA TODAY
  4. Can the Cave Rescue Save the Thai Government Too?  New York Times
  5. The Thai Cave Rescue, Before Its Triumph, Teetered on the Brink of Disaster  Wall Street Journal
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Elon Musk goaded into promising to fix Flint water problems

Elon Musk goaded into promising to fix Flint water problemsElon Musk has been goaded into using his vast amount of wealth to fix Flint’s water problems. Many people that argued that the billionaire could use his huge wealth more effectively, by paying for civil or charitable projects. Flint’s water crisis came to public attention in 2014, when it was reported that the city’s piping was leaking dangerous levels of lead into people’s water supply.


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Final group was pulled from Thai cave just before water pump malfunction

  1. Final group was pulled from Thai cave just before water pump malfunction  CBS News
  2. Pump Fails At Thai Cave Hours After Soccer Boys Rescued  NPR
  3. Cave rescue: How did the Thai boys survive underground?  BBC News
  4. Good news from Thailand  Boston Herald
  5. Thai cave rescue: Boys lost two kilograms during weeks in cave  CNN
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Rescuers up against 'water and time' to save remaining teammates trapped in Thai cave

  1. Rescuers up against ‘water and time’ to save remaining teammates trapped in Thai cave  CNN
  2. Thai cave rescue: Four boys freed but rest must wait  BBC News
  3. Four boys rescued from Thailand cave: What we know now  USA TODAY
  4. The world shows its love to kids in a Thai cave. We need that same love for kids at the border | Will Bunch  Philly.com
  5. Thailand cave rescue: first cave boys out of the dark as Aussie doctor signals ‘go’ for rescue  The Australian
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Thai cave rescuers at 'war with water and time' to free trapped boys

Thai cave rescuers at 'war with water and time' to free trapped boysBy Patpicha Tanakasempipat and John Geddie CHIANG RAI, Thailand (Reuters) – A rescue mission for a young Thai soccer team and their coach trapped for two weeks in a flooded cave is at “war with water and time”, its leader said on Saturday, but was eyeing its best chance yet to free the group before expected heavy rains. The message of hope came a day after the death of a Thai rescue diver, a grim turn in what began two weeks ago as a celebration of one of the boys’ birthdays at the Tham Luang cave complex in the northern province of Chiang Rai. A team of Thai Navy SEALS, soldiers, police and volunteers has been working frantically to drain the cave since the group was discovered on Monday.


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Starbucks back in hot water, 'disrespects' stutterer

Starbucks back in hot water, 'disrespects' stuttererStarbucks was back in hot water Friday, three months after a branch manager called the police on two black men — this time for seemingly mocking a customer with a stutter. When the customer, called Sam, gave his drink order in a Philadelphia Starbucks on June 27 he stuttered over his name. The barista replied “Okay, S-s-s-sam” and, retrieving his iced coffee, found the label was marked “SSSAM,” according to friend and business school student Tan Lekwijit, who reported the incident on Facebook.


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