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With the prospect of drought conditions as severe as the dust bowls of the 1930's this summer and with the current water troubles in Flint Michigan, Tampa, Florida and so many other areas in the United States it is imperative that the Biden Administration's infrastructure plan's first priority is clean fresh water transfer systems to fill aquifers that have been depleted especially in the Mid-West . This, so that in the event that there is severe drought conditions the effects would be greatly reduced. It is these water transfer systems much like the oil pipeline in Alaska that would ensure enough clean fresh water from areas that receive enough rainfall or snow runoff be available to drought affected regions across the United States. If we can build transfer systems for oil we sure as hell can do it for fresh clean water.
Why do humans have to pay to stay alive? Part 2
To stay alive, humans need to drink a certain amount of water every day or so. Maybe science will change that someday but for now, it’s fine.
Why Earth Hour is Especially Significant This Year
On Saturday, March 27 at 8:30 pm, millions of individuals from 190 countries will show solidarity for nature by switching off their lights for 60 minutes.
6 Ways You Might Be Harming The Environment: And How To Stop!
Did you know that many people who are harming the environment don’t even realise they are doing it? Environmental damage isn’t only caused on a vast scale by large corporations, harmful emissions, or global pollution. It is also caused in small but significant ways right in our homes or workplaces.
It seemed to be a fact of life that any bout of good luck was sure to be followed by bad. At least, that was what Rhiannon had determined over many, many years. Graduating college had been followed by a massive recession, so no one was hiring full-time. Finally finding a full-time job was rewarded with her car giving up the ghost before any sort of savings could be built up. And so, when she got the notification a lottery ticket she’d purchased (alongside a singular bottle of wine and a bag of chips) at a gas station had won...well, she just started bracing herself.
To Taste an Extinct Cuisine
A chilly wind shook the makeshift rope harness holding him over the slowly collapsing cliff of the riverbank and made the sweat streaking down his forehead feel as cold as the frozen soil he was digging away at. Two other men were hanging next to him leaning into the mire of mud and ice and attacking the permafrost with sorely abused picks. The work was exhausting and filthy, but they had to move quickly to come away with their prize before their labor came to the attention of the authorities or other prospectors. Excavating for mammoths in Yakutia in the northeast of Russia is illegal without a permit, but rivers like the Kolyma cut deep into the permafrost and regularly expose paleontological treasures frozen for tens of thousands of years when the relative warmth of summer melts away their tombs. Global warming has helped to free ever more specimens, but the shifting of the melting permafrost has wrought havoc on those who live atop it by demolishing buildings and thawing underground larders. These sorts of difficulties have only made it all the more tempting for residents to engage in unauthorized excavations in search of valuable mammoth tusk ivory.
No Single Raindrop
It was almost here. I downed my final gulp of whiskey and tossed the bottle, which exploded on the sidewalk next to a middle-aged couple engaged in frantic lovemaking. Their writhing bodies, stark beneath an all-searing sky that bleached Los Angeles in tones of dazzling arctic white, were but one scene of thousands lifted straight from a Hieronymus Bosch canvas.
10 ways to plant a tree while sat on the toilet
Most of us recognise that the human race is destroying the natural world and heating our climate to dangerous levels. Thankfully, many of us are keen to do our little bit to make the situation better.
"The Legend of Elsie" a story by Adam's Uncle Tom
Tom sits, pen poised over the page in his new little black notebook. There are several paragraphs written, then crossed out. He pushes the dining chair away from the kitchen table in his short-term rental apartment. "My story has no life in it, and I don't know what to do with it," he thinks, running his hands through his thinning hair. "Adam gave me his winning lottery ticket so I could finish this book. I have no more excuses, maybe I've just been deluding myself that all I needed was time and money —"
What to Consider in Setting up a Geothermal Energy Plant?
Geothermal energy is heat generated beneath the earth's crust contained in rocks and fluids. Geothermal energy can be used for cooling, heating, and providing a clean source of energy. For electricity, medium or high temperature is needed, which can be found deep down the earth's surface, generally located near tectonically active regions.
THE RAT HOLE: An Intro to The Great Game for World Wild Domination
In the time before Big Spring, civilization had killed, enslaved, tamed, and or domesticated all of earth's wild creatures. Bison were herded into parks and other wilderness ghettos; wolves were tracked by Park Rangers and shot by ranchers; salmon learned to follow the new river rules with their damns and engineered channels; elk ran and hid from the sport hunters and bloody highways like the rest of the wilderness, and the insects, rats, and raccoons were diagnosed, labeled, and treated to death by the monthly culling of generic pest control companies. Nothing was wild. The land and soil with its rich culture of worms and microbes from sea to shining sea on every continent was owned by someone, or some inhuman govering body or character, who took an active interest in making sure The Action all flowed in accordance to Its grand fucking master plan.
The impact of city life on your health
For most of my life, I lived with my family in an isolated mountain village on the border of Switzerland. I did grow up surrounded by mountains, happy cows and a lot of nature. We lived in an old house and I loved the smell of our old wooden furniture.