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Our supply of freshwater isn’t nearly as infinite as we’d like to believe

Water.

We need it.

I mean, we really, really need it.

Our bodies are 60% water. We need to replenish our bodies with 13.5 cups (3.2L) of water per day. We can only live about three days without water before we will die.

However, in modern society our relationship with water is mostly, “turn on the tap and drink it.” Most people don’t give a lot of thought about where the water comes from or where it goes.

We also tend to think that there is an infinite supply of water.

There isn’t.

There are roughly 326 million cubic miles…


Unraveling a mystery that could consume all of Oz

Glinda has always claimed to be a Good Witch. But is she? I think the recent escapades of the outlander, Dorothy Gale, deserve closer inspection.

How did Dorothy arrive in Oz? In a house carried by a tornado. I ask you dear reader, who else do we know who can control the weather? Glinda.

We’ve all heard the Scarecrow tell the story of how she made it snow on the fields of poppies to put Dorothy and her little dog, Toto, into a deep slumber. Is this the limit of her weather control abilities? Many people are asking these questions?

JP Cook

JP Cook is a civil engineer currently working on river restoration projects in the Puget Sound area.

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