Tag Archives: water politics

Hydrogen Power from Sewage?

MOST was intrigued by an article with the headline “Flush, then fill up: Japan taps sewage to fuel hydrogen-powered cars” from this Sunday’s Los Angeles Times.  As MOST Subscribers realize, MOST knows his … sewage!  And energy and the environment …
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Ban Bottled Water?

We’re big fans of tap water here at MOST.  We’ve spent 40 years in this industry, and we understand the many layers of safeguards and regulations in place that ensure our tap water is healthful.  On top of that, it …
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Perchlorate on Mars

Thanks to Subscriber Victor for this tip:  NASA’s rover “Curiosity” has found perchlorate on Mars!  That would be the very same perchlorate that is regulated in drinking water in California — although the USEPA has yet to establish a drinking …
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Peripheral Tunnels

We may need to discontinue our subscription to the Los Angeles Times — we’re not sure that our blood pressure can handle it any longer.  It’s not really the Times’ fault — this time.  Their Bettina Boxall is merely reporting …
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Chromium from Disney?

We’re back after a nice vacation to a much cooler part of the world than our current abode in Valencia, California:  Alaska.  There is much to catch up with, and we apologize for those who contacted us last week.  We’re …
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Do You Favor a UN-EPA?

We came across a provocative, 4-minute video regarding the possible establishment of a world-wide equivalent of the United States Environmental Protection Agency.  “Provocative” is actually redundant here, as the author of the video is Dick Morris, who specializes in provocative.  …
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Fracking With Water Quality

There has been a lot of controversy lately about a procedure to extract oil and natural gas.  This procedure is called “Hydraulic Fracturing,” or “Fracking,” and it involves pumping water, sand, and sometimes other chemicals into the soil to improve …
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Global Warming … Again

If you do a site search here at MOST, you will find that, apart from water system operations topics, no topic comes up as much as global warming.  I haven’t posted lately on this topic, but those of you who …
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What Price Water?

Thanks to my friend Bill for forwarding a recent article from the San Diego Union-Tribune.  In it, Dutch economist David Zetland describes how water is priced very differently from other commodities in our society.  He contends that this robs us of …
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Water and Politics

There’s a famous quote from Mark Twain about water in the Western United States:  “Whiskey is for drinking; water is for fighting.”  It seems water and politics are thoroughly entwined.  I happened across an interesting, 5-minute video clip on this very …
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California’s Water Wars

I heartily recommend that you take a couple of minutes and read the following Op/Ed piece in today’s Los Angeles Times, at: http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-hanson-california-water-wars-ce20110807,0,6896021.story Victor Davis Hanson delivers a very insightful examination of the water situation in the Golden State, and …
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Iceland Volcano Eruption: Whose Fault Is This?

What’s up with Iceland? Another volcanic eruption? What is the cause of all this? Who is to blame? Today’s photo is a satellite view of the ash cloud from the latest volcano to blow its stack in Iceland: Grimsvotn. At …
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Science vs. Emotions or Politics

I found a very thoughtful opinion piece in my local paper this morning. It is based on science and facts related to a contaminant found in Santa Clarita, as well as many other places around the country. See: http://www.the-signal.com/section/33/article/41779/ Ask …
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Is Ethanol The Answer?

Schedule problems have kept me offline for the past few days — my apologies. And the week ahead is looking like a problem, too, so don’t be surprised if there are few posts through October 25. And I’m abandoning you …
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Bigger River Flows = Global Warming?

In this morning’s Los Angeles Times, Margot Roosevelt interviews two scientists regarding an interesting new finding: the world’s river flows are increasing. See: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/greenspace/2010/10/global-warming-river-flows-oceans-climate-disruption.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+GreenspaceEnvironmentBlog+%28Greenspace%29 UC Irvine conducted a study on worldwide river outflows to the oceans, using new ‘satellite technology …
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