The Environmental Costs Of Recycling

To the every-day man the process of personal recycling is accepted without challenge as being good for the environment and good for the planet. Indeed, those who engage in personal recycling generally are proud, even smug about their own contribution to saving the planet. But should we feel good about recycling? Is it really good for the planet? Are we effective recycle-ers? Well, let’s look a little deeper to find…

New Age Water Conservation – Contractors Assemble

While on a recent trip to heaven-on-earth, Paradise, Nevada, also known as Las Vegas I had the opportunity to talk a lot about water shortages and contamination. You may or may not know that I don’t believe that conserving water holds much in the way of relief for our water shortages. In short, with growing population what one person saves in water is quickly consumed by a new resident. The…

Water Leadership – El Paso Water – Reclamation

It is no secret that I consider El Paso Water Utilities as perhaps the most progressive and exemplary water management and protection effort in the world. Again, if you are active in improving the manner in which your community handles water, you should visit the website of El Paso Water @ www.epwu.org. Whether you are a concerned consumer, scientist, or conservationist, there is much of interest for you. My comments…