A non-partisan, neutral perspective supporting diversity in the color of water

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Rainbow Popsicle Dreams

Dreampediathe Wikipedia of dream interpretations, suggests that if one sees a popsicle in their dream, it "...foretells pleasure and satisfaction with life." So imagine the nightmares associated with "polluted pops" derived from polluted water sources around Taiwan. Thanks to *gorgegoddess* for the heads up on this Los Angeles Times article on *Wastewater on a stick*.
Taiwan grapples with tainted water because of industrial waste, farm runoff, lack of sewer systems and illegal trash disposal, environmental groups say. Wastewater diversion pipes were installed at just 30% of Taiwan’s river basins as of December, the government’s Environmental Protection Administration says.

The students spent more than $3,000 of their own money and two months traveling around Taiwan scooping up water samples that they then took back to campus for freezing and mounting on wooden sticks.
What better way to celebrate the diversity in the color of water!
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There's blood, a taste I remember. 
It tastes of orange popsicles, penny gumballs, 
red licorice, gnawed hair, dirty ice.
~Margaret Eleanor Atwood, Canadian poet, novelist, 
literary critic, essayist, environmental activist and inventor. 

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