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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

We Can Now Make Snow From Poop. But Should We?

A parched ski resort desperately needs water for its fake snow. Its solution? Sewage.

Sometimes a bad application of a good idea can make the idea itself seem worse. Examples abound: communism, social Darwinism, the last two seasons of The Office. And then there's Arizona Snowbowl, a ski resort outside Flagstaff that's poised to become the first to make all of its artificial snow from reclaimed sewage water. In wetter regions, resorts often get that water from nearby lakes or rivers, "but we simply don't have those resources," says resort general manager JR Murray.

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