River Source Blog

What is the real minimum of daily water needed to lead a normal life?

My neighbor, Louise Pape, inspires me and many others with all she has accomplished in her life.  But one of the most exciting experiments she tried was to see how little water she could use and still lead a normal life (without neighbors avoiding you because of your odor).  Louise was profiled in National Geographic […]

Rio Chama Watershed Watch

If you are like me, you don’t pull into a filling station because it sells gasoline produced by your favorite energy company. You go there because it’s the cheapest station on the strip, or because the lines are the shortest, their chimichangas are made fresh every day or, crap, how are you already out of smokes again? Barring these and other situations, the unspoken arrangement between us and the energy companies is that they must supply and we must buy.

What’s a good diet for healthy people and watersheds?

I am struck by how challenging it is for me to change my diet after the Holiday season fare of sweet food, great dinners, and yummy drinks.  An adventure I took with my family in early January 2013 led us through the oil patch of New Mexico, Artesia, and I saw a cafe that made […]

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