Science and Solutions

I love to read some of the challenges posed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve world health, fight poverty and create a better world. Check out this video on a challenge not many of us have probably given a 2nd thought:

Got ideas that haven’t already been developed? Maybe you could be the challenge winner and create a more efficient way to safely handle and maybe even recycle human waste. It’s open-mindedness to different ways of doing things to avoid hurting ourselves and our collective future.

Unfortunately sometimes we as a whole value profit over community and medio ambiente impact. I know there are some very responsible companies out there but sometimes those out for the quickest, biggest buck can take shortcuts to responsibility to community and environment.

When it comes to fracking, there are some companies trying to figure out how to recycle water in the most cost efficient way, how to make sure chemicals don’t leach into the ground and many other positive moves to prevent further air pollution and water consumption. A boom, though, can cause work to explode and growth has its pains (like dry cleaning issues that laredotejas blog commented on. Yes, Councilman Narvaez, we should “got to be safe”) but we hope that regular citizens’ concerns are heeded and that progress will flourish in the safest way possible. I hope you will give yourself a chance to hear from a panel traveling to Laredo to share their experience and understanding about Hydraulic Fracturing in the Eagle Ford Shale Play of which crosses part of Northwest Webb county. It’s Wednesday, August 17th at 6pm at the TAMIU Student Center, Theater Room 236 (reception at 5pm).


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2 Responses to Science and Solutions

  1. critters and crayons says:

    I have to admit- Mr Ingram with Halliburton impressed me. He didn’t say everything was perfect or even fully implemented but that greener technologies were being researched- which is better than nothing. Halliburton sent a good rep to represent them. Thanks for the post- I wasn’t able to stay for the whole meeting so I’m glad you ran a post on it-

  2. Pingback: Critters and Crayons Community Round-Up: 8/20/11 | critters and crayons

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