America's Environmental Report Card: Are We Making the by Harvey Blatt

By Harvey Blatt

Whereas the data provided right here is probably not "new news," lots of fascinating proof are made to be had, together with the breakdown of water utilization within the united states An fabulous 41.2% of all water utilization is attributed to rest room flushing!!! additionally integrated within the water bankruptcy is a listing of man-made chemical compounds in our water provide, and from which industries they come.

Some very fascinating evidence are provided that are new information, a minimum of to me; were you aware that dangerous waste will be legally injected into the ground???

Easy to learn, simply comprehensible, with pie charts, a assured visible relief!

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Water from the surface of the Gulf of Mexico evaporated in the summer heat offshore of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, moved north, hit the jet-stream fence, dropped to the ground, and drowned nearly 20 million acres of land in the Midwest on its way back to the Gulf. This cycle continued for weeks. Clearly there is no way for humans to stop this natural, if bizarre, process. It happens every now and then for unknown reasons. We cannot control the meandering movements of the jet stream or the northward movement of Gulf air.

13 Our agricultural abundance in these water-deficient areas has been achieved in two ways. The first is the enormous government water subsidy to farmers. 84 to deliver that water, nine times as much. In terms of the farmers’ profit, the water is actually worth $80–$160. The second way farmers survive in the Valley is by supplementing inadequate rainfall with irrigation water, most of it from groundwater. Can we cut the amount of water used for irrigation without affecting the amount of food we produce?

Only 22 percent of utilities charge higher rates for those who use more. And less than 2 percent of water companies charge more during summer, when demand is greater. ” At some point Water: Is There Enough and Is It Drinkable? 21 we will have to change the extravagant way we use water. The patient is sick and getting worse. It is time to do something. 10 Brazilian engineers have come up with an electronic device known as a water manager. With this device customers draw water on a strictly payas-you-go basis.

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