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Source: The Guradian

Trump wades into California's 'water wars' with environmental standards memo

Today 15:25 GMT

Donald Trump signed a memo on Friday directing agencies to review and revise or rescind environmental standards that conservatives argue are keeping water from flowing to farmers in the Central Valley.

Trump signed the memo in Arizona alongside the California Republican Jeff Denham, who is in a tight race as the GOP tries to hang on to control of the House, according to Politico. Any changes may not do much in the short term to increase water supplies to the region, but offer a political win for the state’s Republicans, less than three weeks away from the elections on 6 November.

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Source: The Guradian

I pulled a 1,500-year-old sword out of a lake

Today 08:05 GMT

Every summer, my parents, my six-year-old brother and I go to stay in a cabin by a lake called Vidöstern in Tånnö in southern Sweden, not far from where we live.

This month, the archaeologists finally came to search the rest of the lake and they found a brooch that is as old as my sword, and a coin from the 18th century. But I did tell one of my best friends, Emmy, and now I know I can trust her because she didn’t tell anybody, except her parents – but they promised not to tell anybody else, so that’s OK.

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Source: Washington Post

A week after Hurricane Michael, rural residents feel stranded

Friday 20:02 GMT

In the week after the catastrophic Hurricane Michael, residents have watched supply trucks and federal emergency officials come through the rural town of Alford, population 400.

Lillian Chance couldn’t leave her street for days until a neighbor chopped away the fallen trees that blocked her pothole-filled path. She was unable to get inside her trailer until an old friend sliced off branches of the cedar that had collapsed on it.

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Source: CBS News

Missing dog found clinging to pipe above 8-foot pit of water in New Jersey

Friday 22:47 GMT

A local New Jersey fire department rescued a missing 11-year-old puggle from drowning in a pit of water Wednesday morning.

Employees at the water treatment plant called the Bayonne Fire Department at around 8:30 a.m. after they heard a dog barking in an unused, fenced off part of the property.

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Source: Fox News

Two water park workers acquitted of lying in probe of Kansas boy's beheading

Friday 20:02 GMT

Two maintenance workers at a Kansas water park were found not guilty Thursday of impeding the investigation into the 2016 death of a 10-year-old boy on what was billed as the world's tallest waterslide.

David Hughes and John Zalsman were the first employees to stand trial in connection with the death of Caleb Schwab, who was decapitated while riding the 17-story Verruckt waterslide at the Schlitterbahn water park in Kansas City.

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Source: Fox News

Ancient ship graveyard discovered in treacherous waters was goldmine for looters

Thursday 00:36 GMT

Three ancient shipwrecks that carried pottery cargoes and two from later times were discovered last month by a Greek-U.S. team of marine archaeologists in the notoriously treacherous waters of the eastern Aegean Sea, a project official said Tuesday.

They may have been slave workers who later gained their freedom and set up their own pottery workshops, a Greek Culture Ministry statement said.

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Source: The Guradian

Self-lubricating condom design may encourage safe sex

Wednesday 22:47 GMT

Condoms could be set for a makeover that might not only boost couples’ sex lives but encourage safe sex, according to researchers.

Experts say a big-turn off for condom use is a lack of lubrication: current latex condoms are relatively rough, which can lead to breakage and discomfort, while commercial lubricants, including those applied by manufacturers to condoms, wear off during sex and may not be something couples want to apply.

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Source: The Guradian

The motel torn apart by Hurricane Michael – where dozens still live

Thursday 16:22 GMT

Simply getting through the day is a struggle at the American Quality Lodge, a low-rent motel where dozens of people are living in squalor amid destruction left by Hurricane Michael.

Vicki and her husband Wes Allen are stuck at the 135-room motel with their three children, including 17-year-old Allison Allen, who is seven months pregnant.

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Source: The Guradian

Everglades: climate change threatens years of work to reverse man-made damage

Thursday 16:22 GMT

Sea water encroaching on the Everglades will hamper decades of work by a government program to reverse manmade damage to the vast, fragile ecosystem at the tip of Florida, according to a new report published on Wednesday.

“It would have been a huge challenge just to restore [the Everglades] if the climate and everything was in a steady state, but it’s not, it’s a moving target and it’s moving in the direction that increases the challenge.”


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