Regulation Lax as Gas Wells’ Tainted Water Hits Rivers

“The American landscape is dotted with hundreds of thousands of new wells and drilling rigs, as the country scrambles to tap into this century’s gold rush.”  (source: New York Times).   The article reveals, alarmingly, that EPA and state regulators are NOT doing the job of protecting the water resources that supply the nation’s drinking water.  Clearly the pollution issues raised need to be examined before this country ruins its own precious water supply.  The pollution problem needs to be solved before any further threat to this essential resource is created.

Gov. Schwarzenegger creates a Green Cities California Web Resource

California just put up a web site devoted to the creation of green cities.  The site provides a clearinghouse of information for the best green practices for sustainable public policy for water, urban design, energy use, waste reduction, environmental health, urban nature and transportation. Bravo!!

  Find the new website here

Science Daily – Scientists Reveals Secrets Of Drought Resistance

Biologists have solved the structure of a critical molecule that helps plants survive during droughts. Understanding the inner workings of this molecule may help scientists design new ways to protect crops against prolonged dry periods, potentially improving crop yields worldwide, aiding biofuels production on marginal lands and mitigating drought’s human and economic costs. –