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How SW Florida’s Lee Country Cut Toxic Emissions 85%

Tuesday, February 7, 2012
How SW Florida’s Lee Country Cut Toxic Emissions 85%

How the Florida EPA gradually got local industries to cut their own emissions over seven years by 85% is a very instructive story. Most of the reductions were the result of better technology, but the consciousness raised by EPA's Toxics Release Inventory Program obviously played a major role. Read More...

Las Vegas’ Water Ponzi Scheme

Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Las Vegas’ Water Ponzi Scheme

The desert city, Las Vegas, was funding its lavish water system entirely by charging new arrivals to hook up to it. Now growth is down by 94 per cent and the Water Authority is wringing its hands. Read More...

For Want of Water: Drought & Electric Power Generation

Wednesday, January 11, 2012
For Want of Water: Drought & Electric Power Generation

The shortage of water could affect the production of electricity in Texas. Controversy rages over how much, and what can be done about it. Solar, wind and gas loom large. Read More...

10 Easy Environmental New Year’s Resolutions

Sunday, January 1, 2012
10 Easy Environmental New Year’s Resolutions

Here, from an environmental blog, are 10 things you can do to make you more environmentally conscious in 2012 -- if that's what you'd like to be. Read More...

The Cost of Putting the Trouble Back in the Bottle

Saturday, December 31, 2011
The Cost of Putting the Trouble Back in the Bottle

This short article in Business Week highlights the difficulties we face in getting the toxic chemicals and materials we use out of our environment and highlights the importance of recycling. Read More...

China Tackles the Electric Car at the Plug

Tuesday, December 27, 2011
China Tackles the Electric Car at the Plug

China is undergoing electric car technology growing pains, but the industry there has a special ally in the powerful electric companies, which may change the game. Starting with charging stations, the Chinese may yet finesse the technology and dominate it. Read More...

Six Kilometers of Parkland Emerge Along a River in Madrid

Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Six Kilometers of Parkland Emerge Along a River in Madrid

As the human population flows into cities, he reclamation of urban rivers as parkland is fortunately becoming more common. Here the Times describes the return of 6 kilometers of land along Madrid's Manzanares River to breathable, livable human habitat. Read More...

GREEN BOOKS

Water: Our Most Precious Resource: by Marc Devilliers. This highly readable report on the looming global water crisis is amazingly informative on water issues around the world from China to Texas.

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