11 October 2010

Speed blogging

Want to eat your cake and have it? Ecovea's shower system [pdf] will recirculate clean shower water while you drench yourself for 20 minutes. Dirty water is detected and allowed to drain. No idea of the cost, but nice idea from Canadians!

USGS: "Elevated concentrations of nitrogen and phosphorus, nutrients that can negatively impact aquatic ecosystems and human health, have remained the same or increased in many streams and aquifers across the Nation since the early 1990’s"

National Geographic on the seafood crisis. Good article. I wonder about the accuracy of their whale-oil spill graphic.

PERC strikes again: "Three Columbia River fish species have been enlisted as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Millions of dollars have been invested by government agencies, boards and conservation groups in an attempt to boost fish populations, but they have failed." Instead, pay farmers to replace fruit trees with veggies, to restore the habitat for these fish.

An interesting discussion [PDF] of the human right to water, copied from LinkedIn

Hattips to WEH and SJ

2 comments:

  1. Dam re licensing happens. It's inevitable since BPA and Bureau of Reclamation have no intention of removing any dams and are planning on adding more dams and water storage projects over the loud protests of Eastern Washington residents. The Kalispel Tribe, the Yakama Tribe, the Colville Confederated Trives, and the Umatilla Tribe have all filed for substantial compensation for the loss of their fisheries in an attempted to slow down the FERC process. PERC is just one group in opposition. So far, all is on schedule and moving forward--the protests falling on deaf ears.

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  2. You'll be interested to know that Resnick is diversifying. I wonder what he'll do with all that water no longer used for farming? ;-)

    http://www.bakersfield.com/news/local/x618251303/Paramount-Farms-offers-land-for-high-speed-rail-maintenance-facility

    "Civic leaders trying to lure a high-speed rail heavy maintenance facility to Kern County have reached an agreement with Paramount Farms to provide farmland to build on in the event the facility comes here.... The Shafter bid got a big boost Monday when rail advocates announced that Paramount Farms will donate 180 acres to the California High-Speed Rail Authority if it awards the facility to Shafter....Even giving away the land for free, Paramount stands to gain financially if the Shafter site is chosen. The company owns another 1,100 adjacent acres, and peripheral development near the heavy maintenance facility is anticipated, wherever it's built."

    Someone just got a phone call from Diane Feinstein. :-)

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