Obama Bans Micro-beads

As reported in the Huffington Post our government has banned the continued use of microbeads, the little gritty particles that add effective abrasion to products like facial washes and toothpaste. The detractors claim that these little plastic beads are too small to be filtered out by most filtration plants and that once in our waterways adsorb a lot of toxins and then potentially get eaten by fish. The theory is the…

The Fabricated Worldwide Water Crisis!

Yesterday I saw an ad from some charitable group appealing for donations to help children in remote parts of the world get safe drinking water. The graphic showed a young boy leaning forward to get a drink of muddy water from a small pond. The picture was intended to make the viewer feel bad and help by donating money to the cause. Don’t get me wrong, my heart breaks at…

The World’s Worst Water Polluters

We are all aware of the irresponsible citizen who pours his spent motor oil into the storm sewer. We loathe the industry that ignores EPA discharge rules. We know about the risks associated with oil drilling and fracking, and we know about the horrors of harmful landfill leachate. Make no mistake, all these potential polluters are dangerous, but to me, the most egregious polluters of water are the ones who…