Ford recycled over 65% wastewater

Ford recycled over 65% wastewaterIn 2000, Ford launched it’s Global Water Conservation Initiative. Global manufacturing facilities were ordered to decrease their water use.

The multinational succeeded. Since 2000, Ford saved more than 10.5 billion gallons of water – a 62.4% reduction.

Per vehicle, water use has decreased nearly 45 percent from 2000 to 2009. Read More

Offshore Dumps En Masse Fracking Waste Oil Into Gulf

Offshore Dumps En Masse Fracking Waste Oil Into Gulf

The U.S. government haven’t studied the impact of the chemicals that these companies are allowed to dump directly into the ocean including critical habitat and fracking-endangered species.

The shale industry is dumping en masse, fracking waste oil into the Gulf of Mexico.

The Center for Biological Diversity has released federal documents that reveal that officials approved more than 1,200 offshore fracks in 630 different wells in the four years from 2010 to 2014 in the Gulf of Mexico. Read More

Global temperature above 1degree

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The year 2014 went down as the warmest year since records began, but it is likely that 2015 will go beyond that level. Scientists believe that 2016 is ook shaping up as a very hot year and they expect that the one degree margin will become more firmly established in the coming years. “

Yesterday, The UK BBC reported that the world’s temperature has been risen over 1degree Celsius. If this is true, the world would be half way towards 2C, the gateway to dangerous warming.

The year 2015 continues the boundary of one degree away.

“This is the first time we’re set to reach the 1C marker and it’s clear that it is human influence driving our modern climate into uncharted territory,” said Professor Stephen Belcher from the Met Office.

Michael Mann, director of the Earth System Science Center at Pennsylvania State University in The Guardian. “The Arctic has always been regarded as a bellwether because of the vicious circle that amplify human-caused warming in that particular region. And it is sending out a clear warning.”

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Mexico did emotional appeal on climate pending hurricane

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Hurricane Patricia flattened dozens of homes on Mexico’s Pacific coast, but authorities said that the record-breaking hurricane largely spared the country as it weakened to a tropical depression.

At a climate conference in Bonn, Germany, the Mexican representative Friday did an emotional appeal to reach a global agreement to control global warming.

He did this appeal a few hours before the hurricane Patricia reached the Mexican coast. Read More

BP pays record environmental fine of 18.7 billion for oil spill in 2010

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The accident started when oil was leaking along the borehole to the surface, causing an explosion.

The British oil company BP has to return $ 18.7 billion for the Gulf oil spill.

This is the highest amount ever paid as claim by a company in the United States.

The 2010 disaster at BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig caused devastating pollution in the Gulf of Mexico. Read More

Double investments in water reuse in the U.S.

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The U.S. invests in water storage systems. Not surprising is it? With temperature rising and other climate change issues as heavy rainfall in short periods of time its important not to spill a drop of water. So also industrial waste water will be recollected, get treatment and after, can be reused.

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Colorado River Delta – one of planet’s great desert aquatic ecosystems – is getting restored

Hope for the Colorado river. 7 lakes and rivers that are drying up

Hope for the Colorado river. 7 lakes and rivers that are drying up

In November 2012, the US and Mexico signed Minute 319, an agreement that commits the governments to a five-year restoration effort, will restore 1 billion gallons of water to the Colorado River Delta

to support the revitalization of wetland habitats in what was once one of the planet’s great desert aquatic ecosystems.

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