This summer, California’s water authority declared that wasting water — hosing a sidewalk, for example — was a crime . Next door, in Nevada, Las Vegas has paid out $200 million over the last decade for homes and businesses to pull out their lawns . It will get worse. As climate change and population growth further stress the water supply from the drought-plagued West to the seemingly bottomless Great Lakes, states and municipalities are likely to impose increasingly draconian restrictions on water use. Such efforts may be more effective than simply exhorting people to conserve. In August, for example, cities and towns in California consumed much less water — 27 billion gallons less —than in August last year. But the proliferation of limits on water use will not solve the problem because regulations do nothing to address the main driver of the nation’s wanton consumption of water: its price. “Most water problems are readily addressed with innovation,” said David G. … [Read more...] about The Risks of Cheap Water
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Demond Wilson heard that Redd Foxx was going to star in a TV sitcom, the actor brushed it off as a joke. Foxx was a killer stand-up comic, with a trademark raunchiness that Wilson figured to be a nonstarter for the timid broadcast networks that were television in 1972. It was the eve of cable, and the rise of streaming was decades away. “It would be like bringing a dog to a cat party,” is how Wilson described the notion of Foxx invading TV in a recent Associated Press interview. But the comedian cleaned up his act for the small screen, and “Sanford and Son," with Wilson co-starring as Foxx's beleaguered adult son, debuted 50 years this month on NBC. An instant ratings smash, it opened the door for other Black family shows to move into the virtually all-white TV neighborhood. Norman Lear, who had roiled network waters the year before with the topically driven CBS sitcom “All in the Family,” said serendipity led to “Sanford and Son.” Lear and Bud Yorkin, … [Read more...] about ‘Sanford and Son’ at 50, ‘double-edged’ Black sitcom pioneer
WANAQUE, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Residents are on edge after what seems like a recent increase in black bear encounters in parts of New Jersey. One neighborhood near the Ramapo Mountain State Forest in Wanaque has always had its share of black bears. But recently, the bears have been making themselves at home in backyards and driveways. READ MORE: NYPD Narcotics Detective Wounded In Shooting On Staten Island Hailed As Hero For Protecting Fellow Officers “I won’t let my kids outside alone,” resident Joyce Miller told 1010 WINS’ John Montone. “Everything is safety in numbers.” For years, Miller said the bears kept their distance and if they didn’t, she would just bang a couple of garbage can lids. “They would get away from it,” she said. “They didn’t want any part of it.” According to Rutgers University wildlife ecologist Brook Maslo, developing suburbs have crossed into what is typically “bear country.” “And so we’re going to have more human bear interactions. But … [Read more...] about Residents In New Jersey On Edge After Recent Bear Sightings
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What is a human life worth? You may not want to put a price tag on a it. But if we really had to, most of us would agree that the value of a human life would be in the millions. Consistent with the foundations of our democracy and our frequently professed belief in the inherent dignity of human beings, we would also agree that all humans are created equal, at least to the extent of denying that differences of sex, ethnicity, nationality and place of residence change the value of a human life. With Christmas approaching, and Americans writing checks to their favorite charities, it’s a good time to ask how these two beliefs — that a human life, if it can be priced at all, is worth millions, and that the factors I have mentioned do not alter the value of a human life — square with our actions. Perhaps this year such questions lurk beneath the surface of more family discussions than usual, for it has been an extraordinary year for philanthropy, especially philanthropy to fight global … [Read more...] about What Should a Billionaire Give – and What Should You?
0 Schools College professors are meshing laboratory science with Traditional Ecological Knowledge. Ensia , News Partner Posted Reply By Natalie Rademacher , Ensia December 16, 2021 Gregory Cajete stands in front of a classroom full of University of New Mexico students enrolled in a graduate seminar on Indigenous nations and sustainable communities. Cajete is teaching these students about having a relationship with, and responsibility for, the environment. This way of knowing is called Native Science , and it is part of a body of evolving Indigenous knowledge based on generations of learning and direct contact with nature. A Tewa Indian from Santa Clara Pueblo and professor emeritus at the university, Cajete is one of an increasing number of Indigenous educators helping to change how college students learn about the environment and their connection to it. These educators are not trying to turn students away from … [Read more...] about These Indigenous Educators Are Bringing Western And Native Science Together