Catching Fog

Fog is little more than an earth-bound cloud. When I picture fog harvesting, I have an image of people moving quietly through dense fog, using loose linen bags to scoop against the water-laden air around them. But why would anyone harvest fog? It’s not as if enough of it would ever stay in the imaginary…

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Old Water Ways

These satellite images show winter snow levels in California in early 2013, when the state was already experiencing drought conditions, and in 2014, when the state is officially in the worst drought on record. Much of the annual fresh water in the state is the result of snow melt. California is no stranger to the…

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Not Another Nail

“Water is the most important raw material in the world, and we need to decide whether or not the population’s water supply should be privatized. And there are two schools of thought on this. One, an extreme viewpoint in my opinion, (is that) as a human being, you have the right to water. That’s the…

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Half the Rivers

I live in an area of plentiful water, at least for the time being. There’s a spring source twenty minutes from my house by foot – I walk through two forest parks to reach the remains of an 18th century watermill, now a tumbledown ruin. Evian, of the bottled water fame, is a 45-minute drive;…

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