Later this month, most facilities in Yellowstone National Park close for the winter. The year’s visitor total is likely to top last year’s 3.5 million people. It may beat the all-time total of 3.64 million set in 2010.
The next billionaire may be the entrepreneur who figures out how to turn contaminated mine water into drinking water. In the process, they would make part of their fortune recovering chemicals and metals we use in our everyday lives.
Designers of the International Space Station (ISS) had to make it self-sustaining because, once aboard, astronauts had no way to get water or discharge sewage and no connection to Earth’s power grids.
Reducing mankind’s carbon footprint has become the defining issue of our time and rightly so. Virtually every level of government has policies to reduce greenhouse gases by regulating everything from industrial CO2 emissions to cow flatulence.
While much of today’s news deals with America’s decline, there is hope we can stimulate our economy, create manufacturing jobs and pay down our national debt by increasing our manufacturing and energy production.
These days, too much of our politics is agenda-driven, with little regard for the impact on “real people.”
Politicians proclaim their concern for the little guy, but they hang around with rich folks, celebrities and power brokers.
Former governor Mike Lowry isn’t like that.
Let’s face it. We’re spoiled.
Even in our tough economy, most Americans enjoy a myriad of conveniences we take for granted. We awake to a warm house, turn night into day with the flip of a light switch, jump into a hot shower, get dressed and grab a cup of fresh brewed coffee before heading to work in our car or on the bus.
An enterprising Associated Press reporter put the cost of the recent $1.1 trillion federal spending bill in perspective.
At 370,445 words long, it works out to just under $3 million per word – and it funds government operations only through September. Congress begins a debate on increasing the debt ceiling again this month.