Saturday, April 02, 2005


Do You Know

Think refreshing!!!!!.

Have Got into Business of Water for Great Health??

This is their Label

Here is how it look like.

Sero-Tonic Water – Just try to stay down once your synapses get a blast of this bubbly concoction whose refreshing blend of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors is perfect for those moments when all your other beverage options just seem soooo depressing.

Friday, April 01, 2005

Ships No Longer Allowed to Dump Ballast -- My Recommendation; Use Alternative Energy

Yes, stop the Dumping of Ballast is a significant effort.

However, the Marines life mirgrations more then often is not what one can control. As the marine life may have caught into the shell or those structure of their ship body.

The roots of the pollution on the sea mainly due to the diesel spills or leads. I my opinion, We must take the lead to go for the clean energy on all ship within the next 5-15 years. I have been researching into these issues since I was 20th years old.. each time the ship called into dock or the port, I saw the amount of waste & those pollutions or containminations.. such as human waste, scales, paints, rusts...etc., have been dump into the sea, be it intensionally or un-intentionally.

The only way out is to convert the ship engine to the Alternative Energy. Such as Hydrogen; Solar; Wind; even Fuel Cells should be considered.

Ships No Longer Allowed to Dump Ballast
By TERENCE CHEA Associated Press Writer

SAN FRANCISCO A federal judge ruled Thursday the government can no longer allow ships to dump without a permit any ballast water containing nonnative species that could harm local ecosystems.

U.S. District Judge Susan Illston ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to immediately repeal regulations exempting ship operators from having to obtain such permits.

"This is a slam dunk for healthy oceans," said Sarah Newkirk, clean water advocate for the Washington, D.C.-based Ocean Conservancy. "The court decision will prevent a vast amount of pollutants from the shipping industry from entering U.S. waters."

EPA officials did not immediately return calls seeking comment.

In 1999, the Ocean Conservancy and four other environmental groups petitioned the EPA to repeal the ballast-water exemption. They claimed the Clean Water Act prohibits the discharge of pollutants, including biological materials - such as invasive species - into U.S. waters without a permit.

When the EPA denied the petition, the conservation groups filed a lawsuit in federal court in San Francisco in 2003.

Invasive species are known to cause significant economic and environmental damage. Marine species such as mollusks often are inadvertently transported in the ballast water of ships and discharged at ports far from their origins.

The bay's two most destructive species that originated in ballast water are Chinese mitten crabs, which clog irrigation and drinking water pipes, and Asian clams, which consume large amounts of plankton at the expense of other marine species.

Invasive species in San Francisco Bay cause more than $40 million in economic damage each year, Newkirk said.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2005

All Dried Up: How Clean Water is Threatened by Budget Cuts

Yesterday, the Blogger have some problem, I am unable to post articles.. I attempted to post this article 5 times but I failed. I have submit my report to the support@ However, I have not have any reply yet. I hope this time it works.

I have posted an article on the Clean Water Budget cut issue some few weeks back.

According to the Sierra Club:

The Cut of $500million, or 37% of funding would affect the Water Quality information & effects of Jobs.

My additonal comment is that the Health issues that our people in this country would be at a very significant Risk!!

The following is the link to the PDF version of the Full report

All Dried Up

All Dried Up: How Clean Water is Threatened by Budget Cuts

A large coalition of state and local governments, labor, construction, public health and environmental groups released a new study highlighting the effects of cuts in clean water funding the Bush administration has proposed.

Overall, the Bush administration recommended a cut of $500 million, or 37 percent, in funding to help communities construct sewage treatment systems.

"All Dried Up: How Clean Water is Threatened by Budget Cuts" provides state-specific information on the effects of these cuts, water quality information, and effects on jobs.

Clean Water - Sierra Club

Sunday, March 27, 2005

Rain brings water to reservoir

You see the Green House effects have cause the Himalaya & Alps Ice cap to melt.. then the Tsuname.

Now looking at the United State here, the Green house effects have bought lots of snow & rain both in the East & the West of America.

Thailand have been having water drought very often. Although Thailand have been fronting sea but the inner country counties are of mountain terrain.

The water is importants to Thai farmer's as well , they depend on the water to produce the Rice to feed most of the Asia people. Even in USA & Cananda, the Asian be it Vietnamese, Thais, Singapore, Malaysian.. Hong Kong..Indonesian , they all like the Thai Jasmin rice.

So the water issue is not only the concern of the Thai people is the concern of the people of these connected world.

Rain brings water to reservoir

Nakhon Ratchasima _ Artificial rain has increased the water level in Lam Takhong reservoir in Sikhiu district by 300,000 cubic metres, but several areas in the province are still in dire need of water for both home and agricultural use.

Recent cloud-seeding operations bore fruit in the Northeast, particularly Nakhon Ratchasima, where artificial rain covered several target areas and increased the water level in Lam Takhong, a major reservoir in the province.

Nakhon Ratchasima governor Pongpayom Vasaphut said this year's drought was severe, with over 200 villages in 26 districts and six sub-districts being affected. More than 350 million litres of water had already been distributed to drought-hit areas.

Justice Minister Suwat Liptapanlop, Second Army Region commander Lt-Gen Hern Wanprasert and Mr Pongpayom yesterday jointly presided over a ceremony to release 40 water trucks each carrying 10,000-20,000 litres of water to most affected villages in Kham Thale So, Non Thai, Chakkarat, Non Sung and Chakkarat districts.

Mr Suwat said he would push the cabinet tomorrow to speed up disbursement of a 600-million-baht budget for the Department of Agricultural Extension to alleviate the hardship of affected farmers.

Mr Pongpayom said about 30-35% of agricultural areas in the province had been damaged by the drought. He has sought 607 million baht from the Agriculture Ministry to pay compensation to affected farmers.

So far 87 million baht of the governor's budget and another 124 million baht of the provincial administration organisation's budget have been spent to ease water shortage in the province.

The Second Army Region has set up 11 relief centres to distribute water.

Bangkok Post Monday 28 March 2005 - Rain brings water to reservoir

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