Objects in Mirror

Objects in Mirror: January 29, 2008 Archive

Water water everywhere...in Marketplace reports

Posted at 8:09 AM on January 29, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

My Marketplace feed included two articles that caught my eye and might catch your imagination:

Seeing opportunity in rising oceans: Atmospheric scientist Carl Hodges suggests a way for us to offset rising seawater. Hodges also proposes we rewrite the rules of irrigated agriculture by supporting a crop (Salicornia bigelovii, a possible biofuel-friendly plant) that actually grows with saltwater instead of fresh.

Under dry sky, Aussies turn to the sea: Desalination plants are popping up, complete with carbon/energy offsets. According to the feature, "Almost all of Perth's fresh water now comes from the ocean."

What is the next evolutionary step for our water use? Start an online discussion or share your viewpoint in about how we can be living a sustainable life.

State of the Union

Posted at 11:12 AM on January 29, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

What is your state of mind when it comes to President Bush's State of the Union address? Share your reaction to the address.

MPR Midmorning: President Bush's agenda for his last year in office
MPR's News Cut: The final speech?
MPR: Full text of the State of the Union address
NPR: Fact-Checking the State of the Union

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