Category Archives: pollution

Utah Looking to Protect “Dark Skies”

By Dawn House, writer for sltrib.com [1] Utah is emerging as a global leader in protecting dark skies from light pollution, attracting visits to the Colorado Plateau that during the next decade are expected to pump $2.5 billion into rural economies. … Continue reading

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Baltimore’s Mr. Trash Wheel

I love projects that use ancient technology to solve modern problems. Baltimore’s “Mr. Trash Wheel is one such project. According to a short article by Eve Conant (NG April 2016): The rising star of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, known to locals … Continue reading

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Is World Peace Possible?

Time magazine (6-13 Jun 2015) asked this question of two experts and a celebrity:  Zbigniew Brzenzinski, National Security Adviser in the Carter administration; Cass Sunstein, professor at Harvard Law School, and Yoko Ono. Brzenzinski provides one forebodding scenario that might bring … Continue reading

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Getting Real About Water Conservation

Every time a region of the United States enters a short- or long-term drought, out come the histrionics.  “The sky is falling.”  But crying “wolf” is not a remedy.   Careful planning by considering existing and future technological advances is … Continue reading

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Recycling Urine into Drinking Water

On our last trip to Uganda, we were accompanied by Michael Flynn, a life-support engineer at NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, CA. The following is from an article by Boonsri Dickinson at smartplanet.com: Flynn has a pretty important … Continue reading

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Energy Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa

In Uganda, a country I visit frequently, the electric power situation is not good.  Much of the citizenry has no electricity, and those with line-power have frequent blackouts.  According to a recent article by Bryan Walsh in Time magazine (16 Sep 2013): … Continue reading

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Feed the World — with Combinations of Pollutants

by Allen Leigh, contributor A new report by scientists in the September issue of The FASEB Journal says that our food may not be as safe as we think it is. “This study adds evidences for rethinking the way of … Continue reading

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