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Preserving an Accident, the Salton Sea in California, for the Good of Nature

Preserving an Accident, the Salton Sea in California, for the Good of Nature | Upsetment | Scoop.it
The Salton Sea, a briny lake created by a mismanaged effort to divert a river, has become a key habitat for migrating birds and is now in danger of drying out.
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I have visited this region, and it is a very sad place. The drought has certainly made a bad situation worse. The use of the water for irrigation of crops in the Imperial Valley is frightening; one can only imagine the illness that will eventually cause. The best solution would obviously be to add fresh water, but we have less and less of that available. A national water management plan is essential—not just in the U.S. but in every country. We must look at the future and PLAN!

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Fears Grow of a Himalayan Tsunami as Glaciers Melt | TIME.com

Fears Grow of a Himalayan Tsunami as Glaciers Melt | TIME.com | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Melting glaciers and rising temperatures are forming a potentially destructive combination in the deep ravines of Nepal’s Himalayan foothills, and the Phulping Bridge — on the Araniko Highway linking Kathmandu with the Chinese border — is a good...
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And when the glaciers are gone, the great rivers of India will be reduced to streams. What then for the millions of people who need that water to live? We live in a scary time if we bother to think about the environment.

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Calls for Oversight in West Virginia Went Unheeded

Calls for Oversight in West Virginia Went Unheeded | Upsetment | Scoop.it
As chemical accidents continued in West Virginia, so did calls for increased oversight, but those recommendations went unheeded by lawmakers, federal regulators said.
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Can't be said too often: Business is important, but the first concern of good government should be the quality of life of its citizens. Sadly, GOP dominated state governments tend to forget that simple rule.

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