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The Hidden Water Crisis

Philippe Joubert | Posted 04.07.2016 | Green
Philippe Joubert

The impact on the water energy nexus is immediate; just one example is low water levels in West Bengal forcing the National Thermal Power Corporation's Farraka coal-fired plant to be shut down, causing severe outages.

Green Roofs, Stormwater and El Niño

Amy E. Norquist | Posted 01.21.2016 | Green
Amy E. Norquist

Weather patterns like El Niño (Intensified by climate change) force us to acknowledge the vulnerability and inefficiency of the built environment. Meanwhile, In Los Angeles, even relatively small amounts of rain can flood freeways and erode hillsides and roadways.

The Global Water Contract, Part I

Peter Neill | Posted 12.07.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink. That familiar quotation approaches the reality of the world situation, to a point now when an estimated three billion people may not have access to clean fresh water to drink, for hygiene, for cooking, or for basic survival.

Why Fracking Ireland Is Different

Maureen Seaberg | Posted 11.26.2014 | Green
Maureen Seaberg

Ireland is in many ways the perfect country to nurture and grow a sustainable, green energy fueled society, we have all the natural resources needed, the only problem is we don't have the political will or vision to allow it.

An Open Letter to My Neighbors Regarding Drought and My Dead, Weedy Lawn

Jonathan Kim | Posted 11.22.2014 | Green
Jonathan Kim

First, please know that I very much sympathize with your stance. I'm sure that because of what I've allowed my front yard to become, you must think of me as a nightmare of a neighbor.

De-Demagoguing the Pipeline: A Televised White House Summit

Paul Abrams | Posted 04.07.2014 | Green
Paul Abrams

Rather than make the decision with competing, hyperbolic claims clanging around the airwaves, and suffering the residual demagoguery, the president should bring us all in on the decision-making process.

'Green News Report' -- September 12, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.12.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

Building a Resilient Los Angeles

Lisa Novick | Posted 03.30.2013 | Los Angeles
Lisa Novick

For a resilient food supply, we need to keep our specialty farmers farming and we need to make it monetarily worth their while not to sell out. We need to replace abandoned acres of asphalt with small allotments and grow crops.

Louisiana Sinkhole Evacuees Won't Be Home For Awhile

Susan Buchanan | Posted 01.30.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

At the eight-acre, Bayou Corne sinkhole in Assumption Parish, owners of slab houses are waiting for methane-gas monitors to be installed in December.

Carbon Capture and Storage: A Fresh Look at Storage and Other Issues

Bill Chameides | Posted 06.10.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

New research concludes we've got space to store carbon, but other issues remain.

John Wesley Powell Was Right

Brian Fagan | Posted 05.28.2011 | Green
Brian Fagan

In 1893, John Wesley Powell of Grand Canyon fame, Director of the US Geological Survey, addressed an irrigation conference in Los Angeles about water in the American West.