Illinois congressman John Shimkus dismisses global warming as being "unbiblical," claiming Genesis says God promised never again to flood the entire earth. But Shimkus doesn't seem to have learned his hymns very well.
I spied a disposable water bottle nearby, and it struck me: what better, more direct way to teach kids-- and adults, for that matter-- about how we've gotten ourselves into this mess in the first place?
About 105 million Americans -- or around one-third of the nation -- rely on some 140,000 public wells for their drinking water. The USGS's latest installment on the state of our drinking water sheds some light on the quality of that water.
In the U.S. we're blessed to have fresh water that meets many of our needs. If we want to continue to enjoy the benefits of that water, we have no choice but to take steps to protect and properly treat it.
For the last three decades, prominent restaurants have been used as a vehicle to promote this sadly wasteful product. And just like consumers, many of us have been lead to believe that what's in the bottle is somehow safer than what is in the tap.