California as dust bowl

The news that California was ‘running out of water’ and would be out of water in a year sparked considerable discussion this year—unfortunately, the representation wasn’t quite accurate. The state is facing a major drought, it does need to institute conservation measures, and it is facing a dwindling supply of readily available sources of water, but it’s […]

Environmental Issues: We’re In the Shit Now, Folks

One of the books I read during the Book Project that left an unexpected legacy was Bottlemania, by Elizabeth Royte. Although the book was primarily about the rise of the bottled water industry, one of the things it touched upon was the fact that water processing facilities for municipal water are growing increasingly outdated and […]