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Reclaimed Water: Possibilities and Some Problems

Saturday, April 23, 2011
Reclaimed Water: Possibilities and Some Problems

Landscape irrigation, which could be done by recycled water, comprises 1/3 of the water we use. The problem is that recycled water is not regulated, and may contain chemicals that should not go into the ground and seep into aquifers. This article tells all on this important subject. Read More...

California Water: Wants Versus Needs

Monday, April 4, 2011
California Water: Wants Versus Needs

A version of this wonderfully wise article that clarifies what California's people should expect from the current abundance of water should be written for every state. What you want, it says, may be a lot more than what you need. Read More...

Bad Times Don’t Stop People Buying Bottled Water

Sunday, December 26, 2010
Bad Times Don’t Stop People Buying Bottled Water

The bottles that bottled water come in litter the environment by the billions, yet even in declining economies, emerging markets open for them because they represent clean drinking water. Then, of course, there are the rest of us, who persist in drinking water in disposable plastic bottles. Read More...

Green Factoid of the Day: Stormwater

Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Green Factoid of the Day: Stormwater

An average of 140,000 pounds of toxic chemicals enters Puget Sound each day, according to the Department of Ecology of Washington state. An estimated 75 percent of those arrive in the Sound through stormwater that runs off roads, driveways and homes. For generations we’ve been paving the country over while cleaning, making , fertilizing, ... Read More...

A List of the Prime Suspects in Environmental Crimes

Sunday, November 21, 2010
A List of the Prime Suspects in Environmental Crimes

Environment America has issued a report on the ways agribusiness is blatantly flouting not only best practices but environmental laws as it pours billions of gallons of animal manure into our waters, creating vast dead zones -- oxygen-depleted environments where only algae can thrive. Read More...

Visonary County Commissioners in Kitsap, WA

Sunday, November 14, 2010
Visonary County Commissioners in Kitsap, WA

Some visionary county commissioners in Kitsap, a fairly rural area of Washington, are considering new, environmentally friendly approaches to sewage and stormwater drainage that would have revolutionary impact. Read More...

Wall Street Discovers Water Shortages Affect the Bottom Line

Monday, October 25, 2010
Wall Street Discovers Water Shortages Affect the Bottom Line

At last, the financial markets may be waking up to find that water supplies are not inexhaustible, and that climate change is going to move the bottom line much sooner than anyone thought. Maybe we'll be saved by the financial concerns of Wall Street after all. 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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