Podcast 1: The Water Episode
The water episode. Discussions on aquifers, alarming rate of water depletion, lessons from California, ncient stories about water, nd solutions to water scarcity.
Here are some of the links and references discusses in this week’s podcast:
According to Wikipedia, “an aquifer is an underground layer of water-bearing permeable rock, rock fractures or unconsolidated materials (gravel, sand, or silt) from which groundwater can be extracted using a water well.”
9 facts about the alarming rate of water depletion in California at https://www.revealnews.org/article/9-sobering-facts-about-californias-groundwater-problem/
Lessons that California can take from Saudi Arabia at https://www.revealnews.org/article/what-california-can-learn-from-saudi-arabias-water-mystery/
California is sinking due to water overuse at https://www.revealnews.org/article/california-is-sinking-and-its-getting-worse/
Hapi, the father of the Gods is an Egyptian representation of the connection ancient people had with water.
A solution to water scarcity is to re-distribute it, desalinate salt water, and reduce water consumption.
And for the weekly Relief section we have:
Colin Kaepernick back story at http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/armando-salguero/article117033883.html
We can cut greenhouse gas emissions by decreasing our water use.
Groundbreaking farm in Australia produces veggies with only sunlight and saltwater.