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    Texas and New Mexico among states with water shortages.

    Water issues point out that Texas and New Mexico are among 8 critical states with water shortages.    The above map illustrates hot spots and points to states that are facing water issues. 

    In Texas, it is hurting farmers, ranchers, with some of the driest soil "moisture" readings in decades. Farmers are projected to fail in high numbers in Texas, unless saving rains come, and some say it may already be too late for that hope.   In New Mexico, forest fires and grass fires reflect how dry the state is, with millions of acres burned black, now causing floods for lack of vegetation and trees to "hold the soil". 

    Southeastern New Mexico, and the great area of oil production the Permian Basin which spreads from SE New Mexico to the lower Panhandle of Texas and then on down to south Texas, are showing great heat and greater thirst for rain.   Kansas and Arkansas are also dry as are big parts of California (some of these places show floods one day and drought the next.  

    Some of the surviving old timers recount the great depression, sand storms and droughts of the 1940's in the USA.  "When our windmills and wells failed, we tried hauling water by horseback and by old wagons and later trucks.  But we couldn't haul enough to save crops, and soon were simply trying to keep our families and milk cows alive." my ancestors told me.…


  • Feb 25, 2021 | Environment  


    AMOC (ATLANTIC MERIDIONAL OVERTURNING CIRCULATION), is the system of currents, including the Florida Current and the Gulf Stream. Studies indicate that the system is in "its weakest state in over a millennium", experts say. It could imply significant changes to weather patterns, rainfall patterns, heat and seasonal trends. The systems of currents, and other scientific study...


  • Mar 17, 2020 | Environment  


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  • Feb 20, 2020 | Environment  

    Colorado Flow Shrinking, Flow Falling for Years

    Thanks to the Washington Post for this article about the Colorado River shrinking! BBB , Water Flow Measured Lower and Lower Credit and thanks to Juliet Eilperin for writing this. Yes the Colorado has less water than ever in it! By Feb. 20, 2020 at 12:00 p.m...


  • Nov 15, 2019 | Environment  

    Venice Irony: The Regional Council Had Just Rejected Climate Change, THEN THE ROOM FLOODED!

    Our credit and thanks to CNN for posting these photos and story on the internet. I LOVE VENICE ...but lately...climate change! Venice is experiencing the worst flooding in decades as water levels increase and the city sinks. So just as its Regional Council argued and rejected a move to address problems of climate change, the room began to flood, and flood some more...


  • Sep 15, 2019 | Environment  

    Sludge as Fertilizer on Crop Lands May be Harmful to Health! What Are We Feeding Our Families?

    Years ago when I was a banker and running a trust department in Swisher County, Texas, we had cattle feed lots as well as a need to dispose of sewer sludge. One of our creative people in town devised a system to spread the sewage "sludge" (we might call it poop) over farmlands on the edge of town. The idea of "free fertilizer" seemed logical and a cost-effective way to deal with this...


  • Aug 12, 2019 | Environment  

    IS WATER WORTH MORE THAN OIL? Don't let your town, farm or industry dry up!

    Water -- is it worth more than oil? Well, you can't drink oil. You can't live without water, but oil -- you might be able to survive without it. You can't farm or grow crops without water. You can't survive as a town or city without water. We at have repeatedly written and reported on water issues as we observe and travel this globe...


  • May 28, 2019 | Environment  

    New Push to "Dumb Down" Environmental Regulations, Time to Make America Smart Again

    We recently published an article, "MAKE AMERICA SMART AGAIN," focusing on current political trends to ignore or diminish education and science in America with the goal of manipulating science to support political ideologies...


  • Sep 16, 2018 | Environment  

    Air Pollution Health Dangers: Air Pollution Can Be Lethal

    We give credit to LIVE SCIENCE and Mindy Weisberger for this report. It confirms a study we published years ago that stated that children who live near busy interstate highways have a much higher incidence of lung disease, breathing problems and long-term problems...


  • Jul 8, 2018 | Environment  


    WHAT'S BUGGING YOU? If you are taking your family on a summer vacation, here's another thing to watch for -- bedbugs. Check your beds, sheets and furniture for bedbugs when you check into a room, and look carefully. They are tiny, have a red color, and baby bedbugs can look like just a beige piece of dirt. Penn State University is working on solutions for the national epidemic of bedbugs...


  • Apr 26, 2018 | Environment  

    A Trek to Sandia Cave, an Ancient Environmental and Historic Site

    Imagine ancient Indians living in a cave, with no electricity, no sewer, and only running water from a stream 300 feet below the cave opening down a sheer cliff. Talk about living in a way without harming the environment, the Sandia Cave (formerly known as Sandia Man Cave) could be instructive. It is located in the Sandia Mountains near Albuquerque, New Mexico...


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