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    Tonga's volcanic eruption in January blasted enough water to fill more than 58,000 Olympic-size swimming pools - and could weaken the ozone layer. Scientists who examined the amount of water vapour ejected by the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano described it as 'unprecedented'. The powerful steam was formed when seawater in the South Pacific came into contact with the lava and was 'superheated'.  The eruption created sound waves heard as far as Alaska 6,200 miles away, in a sonic boom that circled the globe twice.  In a new study, experts from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory predict the volume of water could be enough to temporarily affect the global average temperature. It could also temporarily boost chemical reactions in the atmosphere that worsen the depletion of the ozone layer.  'We've never seen anything like it,' said atmospheric scientist Dr Luis Millán. Nasa Privacy Policy In a new study, experts from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory predict the volume of water expelled during the eruption could be enough to affect the global average temperature  Just before nightfall reached Tonga, the eruption (lower left) created sound waves...
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Limiting the size of new swimming pools in and around Las Vegas might save a drop in the proverbial bucket amid historic drought and climate change in the West. Officials are taking the plunge anyway, capping the size of new swimming pools at single-family residential homes to about the size of a three-car garage. Citing worries about dwindling drinking water allocations from the drying-up Lake Mead reservoir on the depleted Colorado River, officials in Clark County voted this week to limit the size of new swimming pools to 600 square feet (56 square meters) of surface area. “Having a pool in Las Vegas is like having a second car. It’s that common,” said Kevin Kraft, owner of a family custom pool design company that has been in business since 1942. Clark County figures show there are about 200,000 residential swimming pools in the area of 2.4 million people. Another 1,300 are added annually. “When you’re in the desert and it’s 100 degrees outside on a regular basis, it’s part of life to have a...
    A DOCTOR  has revealed why you should never share a towel with someone else this summer. Dr Sarah Welsh, from London, also cleared up whether you can catch sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in a swimming pool. 1CE5KM0 stainless steel metal handrail hand rail Swimming PoolCredit: Alamy The heatwave has thankfully passed, but with more warm summer days ahead, many Brits will be spending their time at pools or going on holiday. Dr Welsh, founder of the condom brand Hanx, warned that sharing a towel with someone after a dip is a bad idea. She said: “Avoid sharing towels because pubic lice could potentially spread through these, as well as sharing bedding or clothing." Pubic lice are tiny but you can sometimes see them crawling in the hair around the genitals. Read more on STIsKNICKERS IN A TWIST Warning as mysterious STI strikes up to 1 in 16 women They may also be found in the chest, armpits, face and eyelashes. While someone is receiving treatment for the so-called “crabs”, they should not share clothes, a bed, or things like razors...
    Hours from the California coast, surfers are hoping one of the next spots where they can catch a wave is in the desert, where summer temperatures often soar above 100 degrees. At least four large surf lagoons are proposed for the region around Palm Springs, which is more commonly known for art festivals, mountain hikes and golf, and has no natural waves in sight. But some environmentalists and residents say it isn’t water-wise to build large resorts in one of the driest spots in California during one of its driest periods in recent memory. They contend water in the massive surf pools will evaporate quickly in the desert heat, wasting a precious resource, while proponents argue the waves will boost tourism, ramp up recreation and use less water than ever-popular golf courses. “Is that their best use of the limited water resources in these climate-driven drought times, is golf courses and surf spots?” said Conner Everts, executive director of the Southern California Watershed Alliance. “It’s like a fantasy. It’s like Dubai.” California is going through a relentless drought, worsened...
    TARRANT COUNTY (CBSDFW.COM) – Within a three-day span this week, Cook Children’s medical staff treated three patients for drowning-related accidents with ages ranging from 15 months to 2 years old. One was fatal. The drownings were unrelated and all took place at home pools after the children escaped adult supervision, with two of the toddlers getting outside through doggie doors. “This recent burst of drownings is incredibly worrisome,” said Sharon Evans, trauma injury prevention coordinator at Cook Children’s. “Now is the time for parents, grandparents and caregivers to reassess the ‘layers of protection’ they have at home. Make sure that pool gates still close and self-latch correctly, locks on outside doors are up high and out of reach of children and certainly don’t let your guard down!” READ MORE: Plenty Of Exceptional BBQ In North Texas According To Texas Monthly 'Top 50' ListAccording to the hospital, 2021 surpassed recent years for the number of drowning injuries seen at Cook Children’s, with 82 children admitted there. Seven were fatal and four resulted in life-altering diagnoses. The data includes drowning in bathtubs and...
    ROSLYN, Long Island (WABC) -- Officials in Nassau County are warning parents of the drowning dangers associated with pools and the beach as temperatures spike across Long Island, urging them to stay vigilant to keep children safe.County Executive Laura Curran joined Stew and Kim Leonard, who tragically lost their child in a pool drowning, along with lifeguards and CPR instructors at the Christopher Morley Park pool.The Leonard family has raised millions of dollars to promote water safety after their 21-month old son Stewie died in a swimming pool accident.RELATED | Tips and resources for coping with extreme hot temperatures"If you're home, you are the lifeguard, so that's why it's important to never let a child out of sight," Curran said. "You might want to think about life jackets or water wings for smaller children as well, when they're learning how to swim."More than 800 children drown each year, more than half of them under the age of 5.Stuck at home because of the coronavirus pandemic and canceled vacations, many families decided to build pools in record numbers last year to...
    Backyard pools provide families with ample opportunities for recreation. It’s easy to be distracted by all the fun when swimming in a backyard pool, but it is crucial that homeowners take steps to ensure everyone is safe when spending time in the pool. Establish a barrier The Consumer Product Safety Commission warns that drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death in children between the ages of one and four in the United States. Pools attract curious children, so maintaining a barrier between the home and the pool is essential. Many municipalities require some sort of fencing around pools or ladders that self-latch or can be closed off to climbing. Locks and alarms on windows and doors that face or provide access to the backyard also can serve as barriers. Keep play under control Children and even adults may be swept up in the fun and engage in potentially dangerous behaviors. Pool users should not be allowed to run around the perimeter of an inground pool, as the cement can get slippery when wet and lead to falls that can...
    Terme di Saturnia in Tuscany, Italy, made it in the top 12. Shutterstock UK holiday park operator Parkdean Resorts published a ranking of the "most Instagrammable" hot springs in the world. The prettiest springs range from Termas Geométricas in Chile's Villarrica National Park to Blue Lagoon in Iceland's Reykjanes Peninsula. Some of the hot springs feed luxurious spa baths, like the Szechenyi Spa Baths in Budapest, Hungary, or Aqua Dome in Tyrol, Austria. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Some of the most beautiful and exciting destinations in the world are steamy hot springs.  UK holiday park operator Parkdean Resorts recently published a ranking of the "most Instagrammable" hot springs around the globe to round up some of the prettiest falls and pools. From Budapest's opulent spas to California's heart-shaped waters, read on for a deeper look at the 12 "most Instagrammable" hot springs, ranked in descending order. 12. Located in Villarrica National Park, Termas Geométricas is the largest complex of hot springs in Chile The Termas Geométricas natural hot springs. Shutterstock ...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Disney plans to reopen one of its water parks in 2021.The company hasn't said which of its two parks would welcome back visitors first, but are predicting that it could happen on March 7.The Walt Disney World Resort has two water parks -- Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon.The federal government will first have to approve the reopening plan.On Friday, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Friday indoor pools in New York City would reopen at the end of the month with capacity restrictions.EMBED More News Videos Indoor pools in New York City can reopen at the end of the month with 33% capacity restrictions, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Friday. Indoor pools will be allowed to reopen on September 30, subject to strict occupancy limits at 33% of capacity. Standard Department of Health and Mental Hygiene inspections will continue to promote compliance with all New York State regulations, and New Yorkers who see crowding or other unsafe conditions in indoor swimming pools are urged to report to 311."As New York City continues its gradual reopening and economic...
    TWO youngsters on holiday with their families have died within hours of each other following separate Spanish swimming pool tragedies. A child aged three drowned at a pool in Pilar de la Horadada near Torrevieja on the Costa Blanca, around 9pm on Thursday. Local reports said a second youngster aged six believed to be a relative had discovered the boy in the water and alerted his parents.  Emergency responders tried without success for nearly an hour to save his life when they reached the scene. The youngster was French. The incident, at a house on a residential estate called Pinar de Campoverde, happened hours after a four-year-old boy who was rescued from a pool at a water park in Tarragona 300 miles north, lost his fight for life in hospital. The youngster had been admitted to the city’s Joan XXIII Hospital on Sunday. He was assisted after being pulled out of a pool at the Aquopolis Costa Dorada near Salou as the water park was about to close on Sunday. Lifeguards kept him alive before an ambulance arrived to...
    By CBSLA Staff GARDEN GROVE (KCLA/KCBS) — The Do family lives in a modest single-family home in Orange County. Their backyard is all artificial turf. Every two months, they get a water bill from the city of Garden Grove. The bill hovers around $80 for a two-month billing cycle. But in March, they got quite the shock when a bill came in the mail charging them more than $4,000 for 760,000 gallons of water usage. “We are a family of three, just my wife, myself and my son,” said Luke Do. “We don’t have a swimming pool.” The meter was installed in 2008. For the lifetime of that meter it logged 650,000 gallons – meaning the Do family is accused of using 100,000 more gallons of water in two months than the home had used over 12 years. “Put that number in perspective, an average swimming pool holds about 15,000 gallons of water, so we are talking about 50 swimming pools,” he said. Initially, the city did offer to run tests on the meter, and to replace it. But then...
    GARDEN GROVE (CBSLA) – The Do family lives in a modest single-family home in Orange County. Their backyard is all artificial turf. Every two months, they get a water bill from the city of Garden Grove. The bill hovers around $80 for a two-month billing cycle. But in March, they got quite the shock when a bill came in the mail charging them more than $4,000 for 760,000 gallons of water usage. “We are a family of three, just my wife, myself and my son,” said Luke Do. “We don’t have a swimming pool.” The meter was installed in 2008. For the lifetime of that meter it logged 650,000 gallons – meaning the Do family is accused of using 100,000 more gallons of water in two months than the home had used over 12 years. “Put that number in perspective, an average swimming pool holds about 15,000 gallons of water, so we are talking about 50 swimming pools,” he said. Initially, the city did offer to run tests on the meter, and to replace it. But then Do says “they...
    The misery of 2020 couldn’t even take a break to make way for the much-awaited limited opening of the city’s public pool system Friday, as thunderstorms passing through the Big Apple kept swimmers out of the water for much of the day. At the Parks Department’s outdoor pool in Sunset Park, the lightning forced officials to keep the water clear until shortly before 2 pm. “We’ve just waited for a whole year,” said teenager Christopher Lopez, who told The Post he’d been waiting with two pals since 9 am to hop in. “We’ll do whatever it takes just to go in,” added Lopez, for whom the pool is no stupid love. “Hopefully, it can open in a bit, we’re just [looking to] have a fun time.” “We really just have to do something fun for 2020, you know? 2020’s been a disaster,” he continued. The Brooklyn facility was one of eight public pools slated to reopen on Friday, while another seven pools are set to reopen next week. “They’re doing their best and I think it’s great that they’re...
    No need to disinfect sand During these months we have received news from municipalities that applied disinfection measures in the sand of some beaches, a practice that also has environmental risks. “Although there are no studies on the prevalence of viruses in the sand present on beaches or riverbanks, the joint action of salt in seawater, solar ultraviolet radiation and the high temperature that can reach the sand, are favorable for the inactivation of pathogens”, Is explained in one of the conclusions of the report. “It is not recommended to disinfect the floors of natural spaces with the usual procedures for urban public spaces. Any form of disinfection of the beach sand must be respectful with the environment ”. Rivers, pools, reservoirs … a more complicated subject In inland areas it is very common for people to go bathing in rivers, ponds and reservoirs, but at this point the experts are not so clear that bathing is 100% safe. As explained in the report, “Studies with other SARS-CoV-2-like coronaviruses have shown that viruses remain temporarily infectious in natural...
    FamVeld | iStock | Getty Images In March, school lessons moved into the kitchen, after-school programs vanished and some parents were doing double duty, occupying children while they tried to work from home. Parents turned to toys as a way to fill the hours under quarantine, fueling a massive spike in toy sales that has continued through June, as the number of coronavirus cases continue to rise. Sales in March jumped 16% compared with the year before, the result of higher purchases of puzzles, games and arts and craft kits, according to data from the NPD Group. Those strong sales continued in April, with a 22% pop from the previous year. Construction sets like Lego grew in popularity with adults and kids. May saw a 37% increase from 2019 as temperatures across the country soared, prompting parents to buy more outdoor items, playground equipment and, of course, water toys like inflatable pools and slides. Parents continued to spend in June, sending sales up 19%. Zoom In IconArrows pointing outwards "We would never see this kind of unprecedented growth, I've...
    WEST HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – It’s been a long wait, but most outdoor pools are opening Friday on Long Island, just in time for the July 4th holiday weekend. In order to keep attendance down, only residents are allowed at county, town or village sprinkler parks, spray parks and splash pools. There are also added safety protocols to reduce the chances of spreading coronavirus, CBS2’s Jennifer McLogan reported. “The fact that the pool is either chlorinated or is salt water will, effectively, kill any virus. It will be diluted out and anyone who swims in the lane next to you or gets splashed by water will not be infected,” said Dr. Sharon Nachman of Stony Brook Children’s Hospital. “The answer is not the water, it’s the hanging out with people in close proximity to them.” “It’s a strange 2020. We’re happy to reopen the pools. There are some limitations. There’s gonna be a 50% capacity, there will not be any pool chairs,” Hempstead Town Supervisor Don Clavin said. Locker rooms and adjacent indoor pools remain closed. CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC Resources,...
    CNN – Summer is a time of frolicking in the sun and splashing in the pool. But there’s a darker side to all the carefree fun: Pools and spas remain a major source of unexpected tragedy. In the summer of 2018, Emeline "Emmy" Miller, a 19-month-old toddler, wandered into a neighbor's pool outside the watchful eyes of parents and friends. She fell in and drowned. "She slipped out the back door, and in the space of minutes she was gone," said her mother Morgan Miller, in a new PSA video from the American Academy of Pediatrics about the risk of childhood drownings. "Drowning is preventable," said Emmy's father, decorated Olympic skier Bode Miller looking directly into the camera. The couple call on parents to talk to their pediatricians and educate themselves on how to keep children safe. Drowning kills hundreds of kids each yearDrowning kills more children ages 1 to 4 than any other cause, with the exception of birth defects, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And though many pools may be closed or have limited hours this...
    Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.Swimming organizations in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware are calling on their governors to reopen facilities for swimmers amidst the coronavirus pandemic. In a Friday interview on "Fox & Friends" with host Emily Compagno, Middle Atlantic Swimming Gen. Chair Jamie Platt, Allegheny Mountain Swimming Chair Pete Barry, and New Jersey Swimming Gen Chair Tristan Formon explained the importance of returning to the water. NJ HIGH SCHOOL SWIMMERS PETITION GOVERNOR TO REOPEN POOLS: WE NEED AN ANSWER 'AS SOON AS POSSIBLE' "Well, I mean our goal is to collaborate with the government and government leaders to return in a safe and structured manner. We want to get our swimmers back into the pools," Platt stated. With the support of USA Swimming, a national organization that is 400,000-members-strong, the chairs believe they know how to open pools safely following health guidelines. "Yeah. So, we have created a number of protocols," Formon assured. Video"There are weekly calls. There are different parts of the country that are back in the water with the understanding [of] how to create and maintain a safer environment...
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