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Greenwich, CT Carefully Monitors Water Supply — WTNH Connecticut News

GREENWICH, Conn. (WTNH) – Governor Dannel Malloy asked residents statewide to reduce their water consumption and Greenwich is carefully monitoring the water supply. Reservoir levels for the Greenwich system remain low at 26.1% and groundwater levels also remain low. Last week the reservoir levels were at 26.2%. “Residents are reminded that we are still in…

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Underwater | Pterois Volitans

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I don’t know if you’re hurting t-day.
E’en so, His love can light the way.
We’re each on our own unique pathway.

Some are so broken they’ve no will to stay.
Don’t highlight the faults of others you see.
They have their own reasons for defeat.

Just allow Him to, help, guide – strengthen you.
You’ll find He’ll restore and mend too.
His love and light is for receiving my friend. 

We’re all just empty vessels He longs to fill.————————————————————

Child on Oceanside:

Here is a lad whose cast in pales.

His eyes breath the ocean breeze.

The whim and the wave tailgates.

———–

The depth of the sea emeralds he.

He takes steps to dive in just yet.

Withal, his weak limbs only float.

———-

Song’s of seagulls speak his cord.

As he fingers moment to moment.

Day to day footprints lye in sand.

He Weeps……

This solar powered floating farm can produce 20 tons of vegetables every day

From design practice, Forward Thinking Architecture, come a set of modular floating farms that harvest sunlight and rainwater, as well as desalinate saltwater and grow thousands of tons of vegetables ever year.

Inspired by Chinese floating fish farms, these rectangular units measure 200×350 meters and can connect with other modules via walkways.  The usage of waterways is a great compliment to the farming industry because it makes farming available in so many more locations.  It reduces the need to import food by localizing growth and incorporates rivers and lakes as viable “farmland.”

Each unit is comprised of three levels.  The bottom floor focuses on aquaculture and water desalination, the first floor on hydroponic crop cultivation, and the roof is adorned with solar panels, skylights and rainwater collectors.

Each module is anticipated to make 8,152 tons of vegetables every year and bring in 1,703 tons of fish.  The modules, then, connect into a grid and can scale up into huge farms, producing local food for entire cities.

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From design practice, Forward Thinking Architecture, come a set of modular floating farms that harvest sunlight and rainwater, as well as desalinate saltwater and grow thousands of tons of vegetables ever year.

Inspired by Chinese floating fish farms, these rectangular units measure 200×350 meters and can connect with other modules via walkways.  The usage of waterways is a great compliment to the farming industry because it makes farming available in so many more locations.  It reduces the need to import food by localizing growth and incorporates rivers and lakes as viable “farmland.”

Each unit is comprised of three levels.  The bottom floor focuses on aquaculture and water desalination, the first floor on hydroponic crop cultivation, and the roof is adorned with solar panels, skylights and rainwater collectors.

Each module is anticipated to make 8,152 tons of vegetables every year and bring in 1,703 tons of fish. …

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Firefighters Put Out Blaze On 250-Foot Cargo Ship

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Fire crews were able to put out a blaze on a 250-foot cargo ship Wednesday evening. While the fire is out, firefighters are on standby.

Yesenia Sanchez said it was quite a sight for her and her boys to see flashing lights filling the night sky.

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It was several hours after the ship caught fire at the marina off NW 22nd Ave and 14th street. Residents nearby admitted they were a little startled by it all.

“So I came out and I saw the vessel fuming with smoke,” said resident Bill Rodriguez. “The whole neighborhood was full of dark smoke.”

“It was a lot of smoke and the winds obviously carried it in directions toward the resident. The rain definitely didn’t help us at all so we were battling the weather conditions as well as the challenges of trying to get in and see exactly where we were going inside the ship,” said Miami Fire Capt. Ignatius Carroll.

But firefighters didn’t stay inside the ship long. The steel of the ship was so hot, it started to melt some of the boots on the the firefighters so they had to quickly retreat and start attacking the fire from the outside.

Fire investigators believe the fire started while some welding work was being done on the ship.

Fortunately, no one was injured but the damage appeared extensive.

Their battle with the blaze proved to be a delicate balancing act between fighting the flames and making sure to remove water which was accumulating on the ship, making sure the vessel didn’t start to sink.

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Fire crews were able to put out a blaze on a 250-foot cargo ship Wednesday evening. While the fire is out, firefighters are on standby.
Yesenia Sanchez said it was quite a sight for her and her boys to see flashing lights filling the night sky.
It was several hours after the ship caught fire at the marina off NW 22nd Ave and 14th street. Residents nearby admitted they were a little startled by it all.
“So I came out and I saw the vessel fuming with smoke,” said resident Bill Rodriguez. “The whole neighborhood was full of dark smoke.”
“It was a lot of smoke and the winds obviously carried it in directions toward the resident. The rain definitely didn’t help us at all so we were battling the weather conditions as well as the challenges of trying to get in and see exactly where we were going inside the ship,” said Miami Fire Capt. Ignatius Carroll.
But firefighters didn’t stay inside the ship long. The steel of the ship was so hot, it started to melt some of the boots on the the firefighters so they had to quickly retreat and start attacking the fire from the outside.
Fire investigators believe the fire started while some welding work was being done on the ship.
Fortunately, no one was injured but the damage appeared extensive.
Their battle with the blaze proved to be a delicate balancing act between fighting the flames and making sure to remove water which was accumulating on the ship, making sure the vessel didn’t start to sink.
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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Fire crews were able to put out a blaze on a 250-foot cargo ship Wednesday evening. While the fire is out, firefighters are on standby.

Yesenia Sanchez said it was quite a sight for her and her boys to see flashing lights filling the night sky.

It was several hours after the ship caught fire at the marina off NW 22nd Ave and 14th street. Residents nearby admitted they were a little startled by it all.

“So I came out and I saw the vessel fuming with smoke,” said resident Bill Rodriguez. “The whole neighborhood was full of dark smoke.”

“It was a lot of smoke and the winds obviously carried it in directions toward the resident. The rain definitely didn’t help us at all so we were battling the weather conditions as well as the challenges of trying to get in and see exactly where we were going…

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I Choose Clean Water

I Choose Clean Water

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Clean water is important – for drinking, swimming, and fishing. We need it for our communities, farms, and businesses.  But right now 60 percent of the streams and millions of acres of wetlands across the country aren’t clearly protected from pollution and destruction. In fact, one in three Americans—117 million of us—get our drinking water from streams that are vulnerable.  To have clean water downstream in the rivers and lakes in our neighborhoods we need healthy headwaters upstream. EPA has proposed to strengthen protection for the clean water that is vital to all Americans.
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