60% of China’s underground water ‘not fit for human contact’ – Beijing
About 60 percent of underground water in China, and one-third of its surface water, have been rated unfit for human contact last year, according to the environment ministry in Beijing.
The ministry said in a statement that water quality is getting worse, and the ministry classified 61.5 percent of underground water at nearly 5,000 monitoring sites as “relatively poor” or “very poor.” In 2013, the figure stood at 59.6 percent.cont
Water wars: ISIS shuts down Iraqi dam, uses freshwater as weapon – reports
Islamic State militants have shut the gates to the Euphrates River dam in western Iraq, limiting the amount of water coming through, media reports have said. The tactic gives the group battlefield advantage, and has also sparked humanitarian concerns. cont
WTH? “The Wearable Sex Tracker”
As wearable devices become more and more common, techies are able to better incorporate their smartphones, watches and fitness trackers into a daily routine. And a new Indiegogo campaign hopes you’re ready to take wearables along for some of your most intimate moments, too.cont
OMG: Los Alamos National Laboratory Sits Next To A Supervolcano!