USGS Release: Protecting Water in the Red River: There’s a Map for That (3/14/2016 5:50:23 PM)

Introduction of a new tool to help managers make critical water decisions concerning the Red river Basin between to USA and Canada. Read on:

“Understanding the facts makes it easier to achieve cooperative solutions to complex problems such as managing nutrient pollution,” said IJC U.S. Section Chair Lana Pollack. “A geographic display of information can be a powerful aid to understanding the facts.”

Why I Teach Plato to Plumbers – The Atlantic

An article everyone should read. I am in this situation asbi am sure many of you are – teaching adjunct, squirreling together an income. I often feel like dropping out of the work force. What’s the point? Read on:
“Henry David Thoreau is as relevant as ever when he writes, “We seem to have forgotten that the expression ‘a liberal education’ originally meant among the Romans one worthy of free men; while the learning of trades and professions by which to get your livelihood merely, was considered worthy of slaves only.”

Fukushima Keeps Fighting Radioactive Tide 5 Years After Disaster –

Update on Fukushima clean up:

“But a full cleanup of the site — including the extraction of melted uranium fuel from the damaged reactor cores — is expected to take at least 40 years according to the government’s timetable and a century by other estimates. In the meantime, officials acknowledge, Fukushima remains vulnerable.”