North Korean Threats Are 'Splash of Cold Water' on Expectations for Talks

  1. North Korean Threats Are ‘Splash of Cold Water’ on Expectations for Talks  New York Times
  2. North Korea is dismantling its nuclear site, but is it abandoning its arsenal or hiding evidence?  Reuters
  3. Trump says ‘We’ll see’ on North Korea summit, to insist on denuclearization  Yahoo News
  4. Kim wants a Donald Trump-John Bolton breakup  CNN
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NASA finds 'human fingerprint' in many areas of water-supply change worldwide

The researchers analyzed 14 years of data from NASA’s twin Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment satellites, studying areas with large increases or decreases in freshwater — including water stored in aquifers, ice, lakes, rivers, snow and soil — to determine the most likely causes of the changes.




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Water plumes on Jupiter's moon Europa?

Scientists re-examining data from an old mission bring new insights to the tantalizing question of whether Jupiter’s moon Europa has the ingredients to support life. The data provide independent evidence that the moon’s subsurface liquid water reservoir may be venting plumes of water vapor above its icy shell.
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World's fastest water heater — 100,000 degrees in 0.000 000 000 000 075 seconds

Scientists have turned a powerful X-ray laser into the world’s fastest water heater, reaching 100,000 degrees Celsius in less than a tenth of a picosecond (millionth of a millionth of a second). The experiment produced an exotic state of water, from which researchers hope to learn more about the peculiar characteristics of Earth’s most important liquid.
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This May Be the Best Evidence Yet of a Water Plume on Jupiter's Moon Europa

  1. This May Be the Best Evidence Yet of a Water Plume on Jupiter’s Moon Europa
  2. Another hint of Europa’s watery plumes found in 20-year-old Galileo data  Science News
  3. NASA Spacecraft Likely Flew Though a Europa Water Plume in 1997  Popular Mechanics
  4. NASA just found evidence of a plume spewing from Europa — buried inside the data of an old spacecraft  The Verge
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Eco-friendly water treatment works best with experienced bacterial flora

Sustainable, biological filters called slow sand filters have been used to filter drinking water since the 1800s. They don’t use any chemicals, create no waste and use very little energy. New research shows that not only are the older filters more efficient cleaners — they could be making a comeback soon with the help of new technology.
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Kenyan rose-farm dam bursts, 'sea of water' kills 47

Kenyan rose-farm dam bursts, 'sea of water' kills 47By Thomas Mukoya SOLAI, Kenya (Reuters) – A dam on a commercial flower farm in Kenya’s Rift Valley burst after weeks of torrential rain, unleashing a “sea of water” that careered down a hillside and smashed into two villages, killing at least 47 people. The walls of the reservoir, on top of a hill in Nakuru county, 190 km (120 miles) northwest of Nairobi, gave way late on Wednesday as nearby residents were sitting down to evening meals. Kenya is one of the largest suppliers of cut flowers to Europe, and roses from the 3,500-acre Solai farm are exported to the Netherlands and Germany, according to Optimal Connection, its Netherlands-based handling agent.

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