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As a former chef I know too well the importance of fresh, clean water: no water, no food, no life. Water is far more vital for human life than oil as environmentalists, corporations and governments ...
by Asinus Asinum Fricat
Comment Count 172 comments on Thu Jul 23, 2009 at 03:28 PM PDT with 181 Recommends
Welcome to a weird sort of monotony. Another day, another heatwave, another dangerous fire season. Just like last year. So far, on this Aug 3rd, we seem to be alright, but everyone in Central ...
by GreenMother
Comment Count 93 comments on Sat Aug 04, 2012 at 06:31 AM PDT with 160 Recommends
I worry about the ongoing drought every day. I know I am starting seeds, and talking about gardening, but there is always a part of me that is worrying about the long terms effects of the last two ...
by GreenMother
Comment Count 136 comments on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 06:40 AM PST with 145 Recommends
It's all over the news. Heat Waves hitting the grain belt of the U.S., and it appears that the dryer and hotter than "Normal" temps are taking a toll on our crops. Shocking! [not really] ...
by GreenMother
Comment Count 101 comments on Fri Jul 06, 2012 at 06:13 PM PDT with 118 Recommends
I have posted several diaries about the drought and it's impact on my region in the South West. The drought is not over yet. Although we did get a bit of rain in the fall in Oklahoma, and that helped,
by GreenMother
Comment Count 69 comments on Sun Dec 02, 2012 at 07:12 AM PST with 56 Recommends
My dad, raised in the Depression among parsimonious New England folk, was an early adopter of energy conservation. Hardly a day would pass in autumn, winter, or spring without him remarking "Close ...
by cassandracarolina
Comment Count 68 comments on Fri Nov 30, 2012 at 08:14 AM PST with 53 Recommends
I’ve been here in Brasil doing some research at the site where I did my MS work. We’re measuring the growth of trees and soil nutrient status 6 years after site establishment if you must know. ...
by brasilaaron
Comment Count 29 comments on Wed Jul 13, 2011 at 03:33 PM PDT with 39 Recommends
From Gov. Walker's Friday "E-Update": As a part of our trade mission, The Water Council, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), and Veolia, an international water company based in ...
by Ludwig1251
Comment Count 20 comments on Sat Apr 25, 2015 at 02:26 AM PDT with 38 Recommends
The Daily Bucket is a regular feature of the Backyard Science group. It is a place to note of any observations you have made of the world around you. Insects, weather, meteorites, climate, ...
by enhydra lutris
Comment Count 52 comments on Wed Mar 19, 2014 at 10:39 AM PDT with 35 Recommends
Remember when you were little and we used to go outside and smell the roses, and there would be butterflies fluttering everywhere, drinking nectar, gently hovering over little clouds of clover and ...
by GreenMother
Comment Count 12 comments on Mon Jul 30, 2012 at 06:42 AM PDT with 26 Recommends
With the Mississippi flooding the Midwest, "water crisis" means too much of it in all the wrong places. But for much of the world, finding drinkable water is an all-day struggle, and threatens ...
by thinkbridge
Comment Count 10 comments on Tue Jun 24, 2008 at 04:25 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
Much of the western United States is dry, very dry. From the fountains of Vegas to the irrigated garden that is California and the sprinkler fed lawns of Colorado's Front Range, water is what makes ...
by ban nock
Comment Count 14 comments on Thu Mar 24, 2011 at 03:54 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
When people talk about conserving water in California, it’s always about turning off your yard sprinklers, taking shorter showers or shaving without the water running. We fret about watering ...
by jgogek
Comment Count 18 comments on Wed Feb 11, 2009 at 02:47 PM PST with 12 Recommends
The City of Waukesha, Wisconsin has made the first application under a 2008, eight-state Compact for a diversion of water out of the Great Lakes basin, but the Wisconsin Department of Natural ...
by jer45
Comment Count 9 comments on Sun Dec 12, 2010 at 08:39 PM PST with 9 Recommends
If I say anything I'll ruin it. Notice the rice steamer perched on top of ...
by ban nock
Comment Count 3 comments on Tue Jun 07, 2011 at 05:10 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
The City of Waukesha, WI, is the first municipality under a 2008 Compact among eight states and two Canadian provinces to apply for permission to divert water outside the Great Lakes basin. Waukesha'
by jer45
Comment Count 14 comments on Thu Nov 18, 2010 at 10:12 AM PST with 8 Recommends
I want to first thank gmoke for an amazing diary, it inspired me to finally write my first.I also want to agree with him ...
by Jampacked
Comment Count 48 comments on Mon May 05, 2008 at 08:19 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
There was an interesting piece in ...
by alicescheshirecat
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon Mar 17, 2008 at 12:13 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
Stockton, CA – iHUB San Joaquin in partnership with Restore the Delta, the Delta Coalition, Café Coop, the San Joaquin Partnership, the A.G. Spanos Companies and various Delta businesses ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 2 comments on Fri Jan 16, 2015 at 12:12 PM PST with 6 Recommends
What uses more water a small drip so the water is hot when you turn it on or running the water full-blast to get hot water? FROZEN pipes aren't an issue.
by 88kathy
Comment Count 28 comments on Mon Feb 16, 2015 at 04:26 PM PST with 5 Recommends