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News roundup for Fri, Aug 12, 2022

In short: The River Rhine is drying up and threatening the flow of 80% of Germany's commerce. Backyard hens' eggs in Australia contain 40 times more lead than store-bought eggs. Rainwater almost everywhere on Earth has unsafe levels of PFAS. Economy, energy, supply chain A key economic gauge shows US inflation has cooled in July with falling gas prices. Online prices also fell for the first time in two years. But inflation is likely to stay high. Here's why the next Fed rate hike

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News roundup for Tue, Aug 09, 2022

(Editor's note: removed an incorrect statement about the size of the McKinney fire.) In short: The US Senate passed a landmark climate bill that could slash emissions by 40%. Early signs suggest that monkeypox in the UK might be peaking. 30% of Americans cited climate change as a reason to move in 2022. Economy The US Senate approved a bill to fight climate change and cut drug costs. The new bill could slash emissions by 40%. Job growth surges in the US, cooling recession fear

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News roundup for Fri, Aug 05, 2022

In short: The US declared monkeypox a public health emergency. The source of the river Thames is almost dry. Coral cover on the Great Barrier Reef is at its highest in 36 years. August is FEMAโ€™s Back to School โ€“ Children & Youth Preparedness Here's FEMA's Ready Kids page. It has different resources for kids, teens, families, and educators. It has games that teach preparedness for kids, as well as a decent Disaster Preparedness Activity Book which can be ordered for free or

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News roundup for Tue, Aug 02, 2022

In short: The first grain ship leaves Ukraine after months of Russian blockade Floods killed hundreds across the US, Iran, Pakistan, and Uganda California, New York, ad Illinois declared a state of emergency over monkeypox Floods kill hundreds across the US, Iran, Pakistan, and Uganda Flash floods in Kentucky left at least 37 people dead, with more bodies likely to be discovered in the coming weeks. 14,000 households are without power, 60,000 are without water or under a boil noti

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News roundup for Fri, Jul 29, 2022

In short: The US economy shrinks for the second time in a row, but is it a recession yet? The world's first named heatwave, Zoe has hit Seville, Spain. Heat deaths have outpaced hurricane deaths over the past decade. Economy, energy, supply chain US economic growth shrunk by 0.9% in the second quarter of 2022, following a 1.6% drop in the first. Two consecutive quarters of negative GDP growth are usual signs of the economy entering a recession. Economists also look at employment,

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Good question! If you’re storing water long term it’s still recommended to store it in proper water containers. Jut a few advantages of jerry cans over normal cans: Jerry cans are more portable (for most people): you could literally grab one by the handle, throw it on the back of your car, and evacuate with that. A proper water container will also be more crush-resistant (just go for either the Scepter of the Rhino). I would not feel comfortable to throw a tray of carbonated water in the back of my car (they could easily get crushed or pierced). A sturdy jerry can could also survive being buried under the rubble of a house, meaning that after a disaster you will have better chances to access you water cache if it’s stored in a proper container. I would not bet my money (and water cache) only on cans that could easily be crushed and pierced. The Scepter is used by the military–what best endorsement do you need? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Jerry cans can also be refilled in perpetuity: great survival item. And when you need to refill them, you can refill more water in one go and transport it wherever you need more easily. But if you’re already drinking carbonated water, then it could make sense to FIFO it: store what you drink, drink what you use. And you would probably be fine storing carbonated water for longer than the usual 12-18 months ‘Best By’ date. If the water is flavored, the flavor after that time might degrade but the water should still be safe to drink.ย  And if you’re still set on storing water long term in cans then it would make better sense to do that with Blue Can Water. At least they are make their product specifically with long-term storage in mind: they don’t use any linings that would degrade over time, they sterilize the water, etc.

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Good question! If you’re storing water long term it’s still recommended to store it in proper water containers. Jut a few advantages of jerry cans over normal cans: Jerry cans are more portable (for most people): you could literally grab one by the handle, throw it on the back of your car, and evacuate with that. A proper water container will also be more crush-resistant (just go for either the Scepter of the Rhino). I would not feel comfortable to throw a tray of carbonated water in the back of my car (they could easily get crushed or pierced). A sturdy jerry can could also survive being buried under the rubble of a house, meaning that after a disaster you will have better chances to access you water cache if it’s stored in a proper container. I would not bet my money (and water cache) only on cans that could easily be crushed and pierced. The Scepter is used by the military–what best endorsement do you need? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Jerry cans can also be refilled in perpetuity: great survival item. And when you need to refill them, you can refill more water in one go and transport it wherever you need more easily. But if you’re already drinking carbonated water, then it could make sense to FIFO it: store what you drink, drink what you use. And you would probably be fine storing carbonated water for longer than the usual 12-18 months ‘Best By’ date. If the water is flavored, the flavor after that time might degrade but the water should still be safe to drink.ย  And if you’re still set on storing water long term in cans then it would make better sense to do that with Blue Can Water. At least they are make their product specifically with long-term storage in mind: they don’t use any linings that would degrade over time, they sterilize the water, etc.


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