September 23, 2014

Drug drop off day coming

Unused Rx drugs should NOT be flushed down your toilets because they can enter our drinking water.

Instead, take advantage of the next drug drop-off day:

September 22, 2014

There is no PLANET B

That is a catchy phrase. And yesterday's climate change awareness march in New York City got a bit of news coverage. But the real actions need to be taken by world leaders. This week's United Nations summit on climate change may be the beginning of a change in more than attitude. But can the world leaders agree to actually set attainable and measurable goals within my lifetime? Unbelievably, there are still climate change deniers and skeptics choosing to toss aside science and believe what they want to believe. And the reality is that carbon emissions in the U.S. continue to increase.

Until sanity rules and the public demand real changes, little progress may be made--as our Planet A warms up even more.

But the United Nations will also be busy this week dealing with the increasing number of insurgents from other nations who are joining ISIS. That is a more imminent problem.

Nuclear costs soar

No, NOT nuclear energy. But our nuclear arsenal. And at a cost of $1 trillion. The world does not seem to be heading for a safer place.

Today's New York Times article on the escalating costs of refurbishing our nuclear arsenal should have caught everyone's attention. Is the Pentagon indeed planning for 12 new nuclear missile subs, 100 new bombers and 400 new or refurbished land-based missiles? All in the name of deterrence? 

But no new nuclear energy plants are looming. $1 trillion devoted to cleaner energy, even if nuclear, sounds better to me than ever. Can't believe I am saying that.

September 20, 2014

Coal ash in the Potomac?

If a Huffington Post article is accurate, decades of coal ash from Dominion Virginia power plants has been leaking into a Potomac River area watershed. And both Dominion and Virginia's Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has known about it.

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