Author: Heather Carr

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Why Waste Water

Why waste water?  In many countries, including the United States, water is treated to be clean enough to drink no matter what use it will be put to.  We’ve talked a bit on Blue Living Ideas about various ways water can be reused and recycled before being sent back into the environment.  Toilet to tap […]

September 9th

World Water Week 2013

World Water Week is here and this year, the focus is on water cooperation and building partnerships. The UN declared 2013 the International Year of Water Cooperation. World Water Week looks at addressing some big questions: Why do we need to cooperate? On what? For what aim? At what level? With whom? How? They seem […]

September 2nd

Louisiana Sinkhole Update 23 Aug 2013

The massive sinkhole in Assumption Parish, Louisiana continues to grow.  The latest videos show trees being swallowed whole. Seismic monitoring picked up signs of a collapse in the Oxy3 cavern, so it was no surprise when trees started sinking.  When debris falls into the sinkhole, often crude oil and natural gas come to the surface […]

August 23rd

Support for Keystone XL Pipeline Fading

The political support behind the Keystone XL pipeline seems to be fading. Information about the consulting firm that produced the environmental impact statement on the pipeline indicates they were hired by the company building the Keystone XL pipeline. More scrutiny on the environmental effects of the diluted bitumen that will be flowing through the pipeline and a closer look at the number of jobs that won’t be created by the pipeline are further eroding support.

August 12th