Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Environmental Science: Environment and the Economy

Monterey Bay in California has bounce back over the last 50 year with an explosion of wildlife, and with it so has the economy of the surrounding communities. Once fertile grounds for hunting, fishing and whaling until depleted, Monterey Bay, California is making a comeback. An economy based on the diverse wildlife is starting to take shape. You can read or listen to the story here: Monterey Bay An "Ocean Buffet Open for Business" This Spring

Environment Science: Toilet to Tap

The city of Wichita Falls, Texas is so short of water they will now get 50% of their drinking water directly from wastewater.  Sometimes called Toilet to Tap, the wastewater is treated, sanitized and mixed with the city drinking water supply.

You can read and listen to the full story here: Drought-Stricken Texas Town Turns To Toilets For Water
There are many cites that have already made this same move: Los Angeles, El Paso, San Diego ,and Singapore. As water becomes more scares more large cities are looking for ways to quench their thirsty citizens.
You may Read that story here: As "Yuck Factor" Subsides, Treat Wastewater Flows From Taps

Environmental Science: Global Warming - 15 Years to turn it all around

The latest U.N. climate change report says that if the world doesn't do some really tough, expensive things over the next 15 years, the costs of climate change may spiral out of control. Some of those things involve technology that isn't available yet, such as removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

You can read and listen to the full story at Marketplace.org : Global Warming: 15 Years to Change Things...