“Twenty-one of the world’s 37 largest aquifers — in locations from India and China to the United States and France — have passed their sustainability tipping points, meaning more water was removed than replaced during the decade-long study period, researchers announced Tuesday. Thirteen aquifers declined at rates that put them into the most troubled category.”
More at Washington Post
With the help of my friend Francis and the great folks at the SF Public Utilities Commission greywater pilot program, I’ve installed a greywater system to take water exiting from my laundry machine for use in the backyard. It requires using an environmentally safe laundry detergent, but is otherwise really easy to use and saves lots of water (lower bills, good for the environment).
Here are some pictures of the installation process in my backyard:
After years of struggle which I believed we neighborhood activists in Bernal Heights had lost, we’ve had some very good news! It looks like the folks planning to build the big-box Home Depot store at the end of Cortland Ave. have canceled their plans due to the economic downturn. Nice that there is some upside to the lousy state of the economy.