News tagged with drinking

The 'water mafias' that suck Karachi dry

The moment they saw the city water tanker stop in their neighbourhood, Mohammed and Nayla rushed towards it. That day, the water was free—a rare event in Karachi, where organised gangs siphon it off to sell to thirsty residents.

dateOct 04, 2015 in Environment
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ESA image: Andreas in space

ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen's 10-day 'iriss' mission to the International Space Station includes many technology demonstrations and scientific experiments. His first scientific task on arriving at the weightless research ...

dateSep 10, 2015 in Space Exploration
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Digital systems smarten up water networks

About a quarter of all drinking water is lost on its way to consumers. A new type of online platform equipped with networked measuring devices, sensors, and pumps, promises to provide the information needed to improve efficiency.

dateAug 28, 2015 in Engineering
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Study—Berkeley soda tax falls flat

A Cornell-University of Iowa analysis of a soda tax passed last fall by voters in Berkeley, California – the first such city ordinance in the country – found the measure so far has fizzled, raising retail prices for high-calorie ...

dateAug 18, 2015 in Economics & Business
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