What have you done today to lower your impact?

We are washing away the foundations of our existence on every front. It is high time we move from crashing about on the planet like a bull in china shop and find a way to go forward with intent. We must find systems of living based on sustainability. The systems and tools exist, it is up to each of us to adopt them.

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Tuesday, 10 March 2009

This Dusty ole Dust... The west is drying up

"So long, it's been good to know yuh.
This dusty old dust is a-gettin' my home,
And I got to be driftin' along." - Woody Guthrie

Are you one of the 25 million who depends on Lake Mead or Lake Powell for your electricity or your water?

Researchers at San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography suggest that Lake Mead faces a 50% chance of drying up by 2021 if the drought continues and water use keeps rising.

By 2017 Lake Mead will likely not be able to produce hydropower any longer.

Lake Mead and Lake Powell are both half full.

read more about the Scripps Research

Check OpenAlex for more on the drying of the west.

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