Navigating Nature

A globe-trotting activist communicates science and the environment



Water, Water Everywhere, But Not a Drop to Drink

Drink from something other than a plastic bottle, that is. These lines, taken from a poem called “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, describe our modern bottled water industry fairly well. While water distribution is varied across the planet, you can drink clean water for free from the tap in most places in the U.S. And yet, bottled water products, including brands likeĀ Perrier and Evian, litter the shelves of every convenience store. Water has become a commodity and a hugely lucrative industry. Continue reading “Water, Water Everywhere, But Not a Drop to Drink”

Short Answers to All Your Questions About Composting

Compost is something that we hear about a lot in the Bay Area, and here, many municipalities even pick it up curbside along with trash and recycling. But what really is compost, and why is it so good for the environment? Here are the answers to Frequently Asked Questions about composting: Continue reading “Short Answers to All Your Questions About Composting”

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