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April 4, 2008

No Idea Too Wacky to Keep Water Flowing in an Age of Global Warming, Except, Of Course, Stopping Global Warming

Filed under: Environmental Degradation - Umweltzerstoerung — omeganews @ 7:23 am

No Idea Too Wacky to Keep Water Flowing in an Age of Global Warming–Except, Of Course, Stopping Global WarmingIn a desperate attempt to address the Colorado River’s dwindling flow, a recent report proposed 12 ideas to keep the water flowing out of the river to industrial, agricultural, and urban uses–proposals including cloud seeding over the Rockies, removing salt from ocean water, and even building an undersea pipeline to transfer water to Southern California from the Columbia River. Perhaps the oddest idea of all was to ferry fresh water across the Pacific Ocean, most likely from Alaska, in the form of icebergs or massive water bladders.

The only notion apparently deemed too bizarre to consider was to actually stop global warming. Go figure.

Read more in the Las Vegas Review Journal.

From: Endangered Earth, No. 403

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There are 50 Simple Things You Can Do to Save the Earth

Filed under: Environmental Degradation - Umweltzerstoerung — omeganews @ 7:13 am

There are 50 Simple Things You Can Do to Save the Earth–and Uniting With the Center Is OneOn April 1, a brand-new edition of New York Times bestseller 50 Simple Things You Can Do to Save the Earth hit bookstores–and no fooling–it’s probably the best guide out there for helping you through your journey to save the environment, one simple action at a time. What’s one of the most important actions of all? Supporting the Endangered Species Act, of course. Check out page 104 for some background, statistics, and “steps for success”–including teaming up with the Center for Biological Diversity.

Visit the 50 Simple Things Web site to view a special page devoted to the Center.

From: Endangered Earth, No. 403

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