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No desalination required – saving the Great Salt Lake

“Given the potential environmental, health, social, and political consequences of doing nothing or not doing enough, it seems to this retired planner that the truck and train tanker option in conjunction with strong water conservation measures should be employed at least as a stopgap measure until long-term solutions can be established.” Continue reading

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Mapping an on-going disaster

Below is a rather scary map from the National Climate Data Center showing the extent of the current drought in the United States;¬†the worst since 1956. For many of us, including me this is the worst drought of our lives … Continue reading

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There’s no doubt it’s a serious drought when…

You can use your lawn as sandpaper or a bristle brush. Shade is for rent by the hour. Wrigley’s stops selling Rain¬†chewing gum in your town. Arid Extra Dry sells out in all the stores. Vultures start circling you when … Continue reading

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