The present drought in California is a highly visible realization of our lack of water awareness and its destructive undermining of the financial structure and social organization we have built. If we fail in California, how can we succeed anywhere else?
I've come to see a garden. Oh, a lot of restaurants have "gardens" -- most of which consist of a rug-sized patch of ground with some herbs, maybe some onions or lettuces. But how many chefs have a three-acre farm just up the road from his dining rooms? Eugenio Martignago does.
The safe storage of nuclear waste has a long history, dating back to World War II. On February 14, the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant facility near Carlsbad, New Mexico, admitted that it had its first radiation leak in 15 years.