Carcinogenic water from the oil industry used to irrigate California farms

July 3, 2015 by  
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Environmentalists are outraged by a longstanding practice allowing oil companies to sell water laced with known carcinogens to California farmers. Madeline Stano of the Center on Race, Poverty and the Environment told Phys.org that 80 percent of the state’s oil production and 45 percent of its farms exist side by side in Kern County. For the past 20 years, a farming cooperative called the Cawelo Water District has purchased water, which is separated from crude oil after extraction, at a significantly reduced price to irrigate crops such as almonds and grapes. The water is tested by a third-party and reports are sent to state authorities, but environmentalists raise alarm that oil companies are permitted to sell water containing benzine and acetone, both of which are known to cause cancer. Read the rest of Carcinogenic water from the oil industry used to irrigate California farms Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: California crops , california drought , california farms , Cancer causing chemicals , carcinogenic water , Cawelo Water District , Center on Race , crude oil water , Drought , irrigation , kern county , Poverty & the Environment , water issues

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The next-generation Nissan Leaf will be able to drive over 310 miles on a single charge

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Range anxiety is one of the main things holding electric cars back – but the next generation of electric vehicles will be able to drive farther. Much farther. Nissan just announced plans to give its 2016 Leaf a more powerful battery with a range of 110 miles – and the automaker is also working on a prototype next-generation Leaf that will be able to travel more than 310 miles on a single charge! Read the rest of The next-generation Nissan Leaf will be able to drive over 310 miles on a single charge Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: electric car , electric motor , EV range anxiety , green car , Green Transportation , leaf , lithium ion battery , NISSAN , Nissan Leaf , range anxiety

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The next-generation Nissan Leaf will be able to drive over 310 miles on a single charge

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