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Power and Water Collide

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A report from the union of Concerned Scientists details the collisions between power production and water use throughout the United States. The unmistakable fact is that power plants are responsible for 41 percent of all water withdrawals in the United States, slightly less than the combined amount withdrawn for drinking water and agriculture. Why so thirsty?  Because power plants need a lot …

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Recycling is Patriotic

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Every November 15th is America Recycles Day, the only nationally recognized day dedicated to the promotion of recycling programs in the United States. Okay, so every day should be America Recycles Day, but  November 15 is “the only nationally recognized day dedicated to the promotion of recycling programs in the United States.” How to celebrate, you ask? You can join in …

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Water – A New Normal?

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California might be in a drought or we may be seeing a new normal for precipitation. In any case, why are we growing rice and cotton on land that receives such limited rainfall? “Men who have created new fruits in the world cannot create a system whereby their fruits may be eaten. And the failure hangs over the State like …