Sustainable Rossmoor is a regular contributor to the Rossmoor News through our column, Earth Matters. Past authors include Bob Hanson, Dr. Wayne B. Lanier, Carol Weed, Tom Stewart, Susan Clark, Barb Coenen, and many others. We are proud of our members and enthusiastically highlight their commitment to educating and advocating for a more sustainable world.
By Judith Schumacher-Jennings
Over-pumping groundwater in California increases arsenic levels in well water. Groundwater is increasingly used to supplement finite surface water supplies. Aquifer levels are decreasing due to increased demand and decreased precipitation. Groundwater is one of the world’s most important resources. Groundwater provides about half of all drinking water...Read More »
All of us are aware that the main reason recycling is so important is that products that can be recycled do not end up in landfills, thereby reserving landfills for material that has no redeemable value. All of us know about products we use that were created from recyclable materials....Read More »
Last October I spent two weeks in London, and while I enjoyed my visit immensely, the air pollution was a nasty surprise. An inversion layer of low clouds kept diesel emissions near the ground making breathing most unpleasant. A metallic taste was always in my mouth. I had forgotten that...Read More »
Various people in Rossmoor have told me they do not believe in global warming. Normally I courteously respect diversity in religious beliefs. Scientists, however, do not do “belief,” they do “verifiable,” “hypothesis” and “theory.”
To scientists, the word “verifiable” connotes observations, measurements or experiments clearly explained and that can be...Read More »
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” Those words open “A Tale of Two Cities,” Charles Dickens’ classic novel that so eloquently described the turmoil and tragedy surrounding the French Revolution. While our political, economic and cultural struggles today sometimes seem mild in comparison to...Read More »