By Denise Forrest* When we think of wastewater we think of the ways we ‘treat’ it, meaning the types of technology used to reduce the pollution load and the effects of non-treatment of wastewater on sanitation and the environment. All of these are, of course, very important issues. However, it’s not just how we treat it but also how much water we treat. Within the Wider … [Read more...] about Changing the Way We “Treat” Wastewater
Seguir a @MarcelloBasani Version en español: ¿Y crees que soy sexy? I believe Penelope Cruz is sexy (ever seen her in Bigas Luna’s Jamón Jamón?). I guess Justin Timberlake is sexy (he is the very reason we got “sexy” back, right?). My wife, also, is without any doubt super sexy (no need to comment on this one). With this very specific idea of “sexiness” in mind, I … [Read more...] about …AND YOU THINK I AM SEXY?
You might be without even knowing it... Three years ago, tired of our workaholic culture, my family and I decided to move to another country. Selection criteria for our new destination included, not necessarily in order: job opportunities, quality of the educational system, amount of green areas, and level of “environmental” stress. In few words: a place where we could be … [Read more...] about ARE YOU TAKING PROZAC?
by Duncan Gromko* Spending a long weekend in Michigan kayaking, swimming, and fishing made me realize how lucky I am to enjoy the benefits of clean and abundant water. Since this year’s International Day for Biological Diversity has the theme of Water and Biodiversity, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to write about the connection between healthy ecosystems and water … [Read more...] about WATER AND BIODIVERSITY
“Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” is a parlor game based on the "six degrees of separation" concept, which posits that any two people on Earth are, on average, about six acquaintance links apart. Imagine now to catapult this connection through history. And I am not talking about my extra-ordinary long family tree. I am talking big: imagine to really going back in time. Could we … [Read more...] about Six degrees of separation: the “water connection”