Tag Archives: Water

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    Ready Or Not…

    The unsustainable status quo is ending
    by Chris Martenson

    Thursday, September 25, 2014, 8:00 PM

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    If risk has been taken from where it belongs and instead shuffled onto central bank balance sheets, or allowed to be hidden by new and accommodating accounting tricks, has it really disappeared? In my world, risk is like energy: it can neither be created nor destroyed, only transformed or transferred. 

    If reality no longer has a place at the table — such as when policy makers act as if the all-too-temporary shale oil bonanza is now a new permanent constant — then the discussions happening around that table are only accidentally useful, if ever, and always delusional.

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  • What Should I Do?
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    Pond Planning

    Steps for constructing a pond
    by Phil Williams

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 3:47 PM

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    There is a lot to consider when planning for your pond installation. It is a good idea to thoroughly plan you pond installation prior to the machines arriving. I personally like to measure, get the levels, and paint the site to see for myself what the pond will look like. Often times a design on paper doesn’t survive this process. You will often find that the pond will be different in real life than you were thinking it would be on paper.

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  • Insider
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    Humans Making Bad Choices Is Why I Garden

    Behold, the era of Peak Soil
    by Chris Martenson

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 12:35 AM

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    As long as you're curious and read somewhat widely, if you're one of those readers who digs a bit further now and then, it's pretty much impossible to avoid the conclusion that humans are living unsustainably.

    We're using up energy sources that took approximately 350 million years to accrete in a single 350-year-long orgy of consumption.

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    On Creating a World Worth Inheriting

    Our current actions will define our future
    by Chris Martenson

    Monday, July 14, 2014, 7:52 PM

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    We all know that the current paradigm is unsustainable over longer time frames. Here are a few of the ways in which we can express that concept more specifically:

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    Las Vegas In Dusty Trouble

    Humans, shortsightedness, and useless optimism
    by Chris Martenson

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 2:16 AM

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    One thing that is certain to trip up the human race is its tendency to pursue short term goals and solutions without any weighty regard for the long-term consequences of those actions.

    We routinely learn that unintended consequences are the norm, not the exception, and yet that rarely stops us from boldly interfering with complex processes.

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  • Daily Prep
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    Is there arsenic in your drinking water?

    If you have a private well, get it tested!
    by Jason Wiskerchen

    Thursday, July 3, 2014, 6:37 PM

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    A good reminder that we need to be vigilant about the quality of our drinking water and have periodic checks of private water sources to ensure one's health and well being.

    The article includes a nice interactive mapping feature to search for your location and get a baseline view of the issue. 

    http://www.treehugger.com/clean-water/there-arsenic-your-drinking-water-if-you-have-private-well-get-it-tested.html

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  • Blog
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    A Weekend On The Farm

    An excellent investment of time (and money)
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, June 4, 2014, 2:55 PM

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    If you've been a reader of PeakProsperity.com for more than a few months, you've likely heard us talk about Farmland LP. It's a fund that purchases over-farmed, depleted conventional farmland (at a discounted price), and then spends years nursing the land back to organic status using sustainable farming methods.
     
    As an investor, I have the opportunity to tour any of the fund's 5 farm properties, which are located in southern Oregon and central California. So that just what I did this past weekend when the Farmland team held its first annual investor gathering at its newest (and largest) property in Stockton, CA.

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