Arizona’s history is colored by feuds and fights; the most famous being the OK Corral in Tombstone. One of the most protracted fights in Arizona history was with California over water allocations from the Colorado River. Political leaders in both states have fought bitterly over water rights for decades. Threats of fistfights and filibusters were … Continue reading Arizona Water History – Marshaling Martial Law
Years ago I remember reading reports on the connection between the cattle industry and global warming. The articles spoke about how cow flatulence (cow farts) produced excessive amounts of methane, one of the worst gases contributing to global warming. I dismissed the stories mainly because the reporters’ irreverent slants on cow farts impacting our atmosphere … Continue reading Cow-tastrophe in the Making – Environmental Impacts of the Cattle Industry.
Most people think access to water is a God-given right, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. History is filled with legal precedents trying to resolve basic water rights; essentially sorting out the “haves versus the have-nots”. Even today, in water-scarce areas like South Africa and the Middle East, unstable governments are allowing private … Continue reading Is water a God-given right?
As you head to the kitchen to make your first pot of morning brew, imagine turning on the faucet and no water comes out. How would you feel? What thoughts would go through your head? If you’re a rural homeowner, you may wonder if the circuit breaker got tripped for your water pump or worse, … Continue reading “Honey, go check the pump”
Living in the arid west, most of us are keenly aware of how precious water is. Just being outdoors in the sun for a bit is subtle incentive to drink water to quench our thirst. Most of us don’t leave home without a bottle of water in our car, purse or backpack. It’s just natural … Continue reading East Meets West
This blog is primarily an educational site about water. I'm a firm believer in what I call "edutainment". I want to inspire you with insightful information and ideas and have fun doing it. So many of my posts will be edgy and will hopefully get you to think out outside of the box. Why water? We … Continue reading A Fluid Welcome!