You know those clear plastic containers? The ones made of polycarbonate. Well, many of them have a lining comprised of bisphenol A (BPA). This coating helps make the plastic harder, keeps microbial contamination out of the foods they contain, or, when used on cans instead of plastic bottles, the coating stops the cans from rusting. Oh, and
BPA has tremendous endocrine effects. NOT good ones.
Continue reading This is a REAL Halloween scare!
I’ve written about fecal transplants. Don’t go yech. If your colon is out of whack, then it’s one of the few avenues available to bring your system back into control. I’ve recommended the procedure to friends, who (after their initial disdain and horror) are pleased to have taken my advice. Because they are back to normal.
Continue reading Not for polite conversation?
Having worked with water resources and reuse for years, I recall with (feigned) affection some of the terms used. In particular, water resources in the US are measured in acre-feet. Oh, I know, that is the amount of water needed to flood an acre of land with a foot of water.
Continue reading Water, part IV
Just because our government seemingly has no clue that infrastructure is critical, does not mean that business doesn’t. And, they are getting fed up with the inaction. Because, despite the hoopla from the last election, business knows that they don’t do it alone. Their profits rely upon telephones that work, roads that let trucks move, electric power transmission lines that can’t be hacked by terrorists- or just plain crazies.
Continue reading Business knows we need infrastructure
As I’ve written before (here is but one example), I’ve been concerned that we have been rebuilding communities along the Mississippi for a long time. Because the river floods its banks, destroying those communities along the shoreline. We should consider rebuilding those cities and towns at higher elevations.
Continue reading This is just one leg of the stool
Water. Energy. Food. Lacking any one item makes existence pretty tough. The problem is compounded because all three are related. That’s why it’s called the water-energy-food nexus. A century or two ago, this was less obvious, since they were all locally sourced.
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I have lived in the Commonwealth of Virginia for some 40 years now. And, over the past decade, the educational budget has been cut and cut and cut. Oh, it’s not just the Commonwealth. Michigan, California, New York… I could go on. Overall, our 50 states have averaged a 23% drop in funding from the Great Recession through 2013- and the precipitous drop is only accelerating. It used to be that these states all provided outstanding college education and experiences to the students of their states. But, not anymore.
Continue reading It’s important. REALLY!