Thomas L. Friedman, the New York Times columnist, is fast becoming the green American dreamer. His latest book -- Hot, Flat, and Crowded -- is a cogent argument for what we as a country need to do to get back on track. Here's a hint: Go green.
In stomach-churning detail, Ms. Royte describes how arsenic, rocket fuel, antidepressants, birth-defect-inducing herbicides and even potentially carcinogenic byproducts of the disinfection process all make it into municipal water supplies. Drink up.