Science and sustainability reporter John McGrath curates a reading list in the field of science every Wednesday.
Keep up with the world of science by reading these local and national stories:
The Ogallala Aquifer will be depleted by 70 percent by 2060. This huge underwater aquifer is one of the largest in the world and stretches across eight states, including South Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico and Texas. At a value of $1.96 billion, it used to produce 60 percent of electricity in Kansas. Greg Foley, executive director with the Kansas Department of Agriculture’s division of conservation, spoke a crowd at the Garden City Farm and Ranch Show about how Kansas is dealing with this problem.
The popular science guy, Bill Nye, gives a great explanation of climate change and does it in an easy, fun way. Hey, he wears a bow tie!
Congress directed the Department of Transportation to identify a highway freight network of 27,000–30,000 miles as part of one aspect of the nation’s freight policy. MARC has reviewed the proposed network with local stakeholders and has released their comments on the matter.
Surplus Exchange of Kansas City is an area leader when it comes to recycling electronic waste (e-waste). More than three billion tons of this waste are dumped in U.S. landfills every year. Click through to read about e-waste recycling options.