The Grand Canyon – What a Tiny Slice of the Road Trip Revealed to Me

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My wife and I visited the Grand Canyon in Arizona last week. Truly unique on Planet Earth, the Grand Canyon is an awe-inspiring spectacular vista, revealing the geologic history of that region going back hundreds of millions of years. The mighty Colorado River cut through layers of rock nearly a mile deep for 277 miles.…

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50% of US Waterways Are Too Polluted For Drinking, Swimming or Fishing

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Yes, our waterways are gravely polluted. An impaired waterway typically means that the water body does not meet water quality standards and is therefore not suitable for activities such as drinking, swimming, and fishing. When a water body is determined to be impaired, it means that levels of pollutants or other contaminants are present that…

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Will the Rains in California End the Drought?

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The massive rains sweeping across the West Coast of the US recently have given hope to millions of people dependent upon the life-giving waters. Although floods and mudslides are a great danger, the amount of rain and snow has broken all records in the Golden State. Will it be enough to end the drought? Unfortunately,…

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There Is Hope to Solve the Worldwide Drought Scourge

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All too often the reports coming in from across the planet are the doom and gloom of a drought-related problem affecting millions of people with no hope in sight. Just last week, the largest water supplier in the U.S. declared a drought emergency for Southern California that could impact 19 million people CBS news report.…

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Deep Seated Water Aquifer Providing Billions of Gallons of Fresh Water to Chicago

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As much of the planet struggles with drought, a Deep Seated Water aquifer has been providing Chicago and parts of Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, and Indiana with hundreds of billions of gallons of fresh water. The “Deep Sandstone Aquifer” (technically known as the Cambrian-Ordovician Sandstone Aquifer System) has been supplying increasing amounts of fresh water for…

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US Drought Marches East – Now the Mississippi is Threatened

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Many of us are aware of the severe drought challenges affecting over 30 million people in the US Southwest, but what is even more alarming, and not as well known, is that the massive drought has now reached the “Mighty Mississippi” river. America’s largest river, located in the center of the country, is facing unprecedented…

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There is a Solution to the Current Global Drought

The global drought crisis is impacting the world’s largest economies, as reported in the Wall Street Journal and many other publications last week. With the US, China, and Europe facing historic drought it means nearly everyone on the planet will be affected. And that impact is just getting started as crops wither and livestock is…

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