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March 22, 2024
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WATER: Peace and Water

WATER: It is our natural shared element. Earth is 70% water. Our bodies are 68% water; plants as much as 90%. Water is one of our most important shared resources. Can what is shared be a passage to peace? Throughout … Continue reading

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March 22, 2023
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WATER: Be The Change – World Water Day 2023

BE THE CHANGE Today is World Water Day 2023. This year’s theme is “Be The Change You Want To See In The World.” Here’s a list of personal commitments to solve the water and sanitation crisis. Consider actions you will … Continue reading

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August 19, 2022
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WATER/ENERGY: Hydroelectricity – What is the Future?

Drought affecting the Colorado River, and resultant depletion of reservoirs Lake Mead and Lake Powell, may soon bring about Tier 2 shortage conditions. When Lake Mead’s water level falls below 1,050 feet above sea level, the new normal will reduce … Continue reading

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June 16, 2022
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WATER and ENERGY: Beyond a Drought

Is it climate change, or just a heat wave? Maybe the former is intensifying the latter. This week, 60 million people in the United States are enduring extreme heat. Texas broke a heat record on June 12 as the electrical … Continue reading

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January 4, 2022
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ENERGY: Coal Goals

Energy goals to stop climate change are clear: we must transition from fossil fuels. Chief among the priorities is coal. Transitioning from coal threatens jobs: as coal declines in use, some areas formerly active in coal mining suffer 30% unemployment. … Continue reading

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August 9, 2021
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ENERGY: HOT(TER)

The long, hot summer – but it’s not August, it’s not even 2021. It’s the whole 21st century. The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released findings today. Here is a summary: Climate change is widespread, rapid, and intensifying Warming … Continue reading

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February 18, 2021
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ENERGY: Genie in a Bottle

February 18, 2021. It’s National Battery Day. What is this genie in a bottle that we call a battery? Lithium-ion batteries are making news. It’s a technology popularized in 1991, when rechargeable lithium-ion batteries were first used in hand-held camcorders. … Continue reading

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June 22, 2019
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ENERGY: Net Zero = 10 Million Jobs

Nations, and industries, are steadily reducing carbon emissions;  the June 2019 European Union (EU) meeting  signaled progress. Finland and Norway have resolved to achieve energy net-zero (state where input and output result in a zero balance) by 2035; others pledged 2050. … Continue reading

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