Forget a Backyard Pool, Build a Swimming Pond Instead: Pools are a part of California culture, but there’s something unseemly about pooling so much water for the occasional swim. The better solution than a concrete pool? Build a natural swimming pond that’s specifically designed to minimize environmental impacts!
6 Awesome Campsites Within About an Hour of Los Angeles: “Six great campsites within about 65 miles of central Los Angeles—about an hour of freeway driving in fair traffic—for beach lovers, mountain folks, and travelers looking to get about as far away from other people as they can without feeling like they’re on the precarious brink of a 127 Hours.”
Endangered Species Don’t Need an Ark – They Need a Living Planet! “While we face ‘hard choices’ about which species and ecosystems to conserve, it’s odd how we face no such quandaries over which of our frivolous luxuries to refrain from, or what murderous weapons system not to build, writes Derrick Jensen. And of course, there’s no question at all of tackling the root causes of global ecocide.”
The World Is Running Out of Water: “The world’s largest underground aquifers – a source of fresh water for hundreds of millions of people — are being depleted at alarming rates, according to new NASA satellite data that provides the most detailed picture yet of vital water reserves hidden under the Earth’s surface.”
WeCalc: “You can save water at home—and save energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and save money in the process! WECalc, Your Home Water-Energy-Climate Calculator, is a free online tool from the Pacific Institute that shows you how.”