Would you do this to your own mother? Would you starve her, ravage her, drill her, strip her, pollute her, poison her, frack her, crowd her, pave her, drain her, extract her, constrain her, imprison her?
The BP spill should have been a wake-up call for elected officials and organizations tasked with responding to this type of disaster, but it seems like those in charge of protecting our waters have learned nothing.
Water and environmental sustainability go hand-in-hand, so I thought I'd use today to (a) celebrate some of the amazing progress we've made in providing clean water to Earthlings and (b) to highlight some of the most pressing work left to do!
In addition to improving the way we use water, we need to prevent future egregious waste. Solving our water crisis absolutely requires that we pass a moratorium on fracking and other dangerous drilling practices that use a tremendous amount of water.
We've gone each year to fight the Pebble Mine -- a 21st century example of what the mining industry will do if given free reign, based on promises of safety, sustainability, and technological innovation that can't be kept and must not be believed.
Oyate Wahacanka ("Shield the People"), a project of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, has erected tipi spirit camps along the northern route of Keystone XL to "stop progress along the pipeline right-of-way."
Here are the extraordinary people and projects that the Pollination Project's daily givers supported this week.
Folks, even if this guy is pissing out pure concentrated evil, rather than some basic minerals and organic chemicals, it's not going to have any effect on the water quality.
Greater protections for our nation's water supplies will help address some of the larger health issues that affect the Hispanic community as a whole.
Water. It is our most precious resource, and when disaster strikes, the lack of clean drinking water poses serious health threats in communities worldwide.
On the standard, commercial television channels we hear about extreme weather virtually every single day. Droughts in the southwest hardly seen since...
Because the pharmaceuticals register in such small amounts -- measured in parts per billion, in some cases -- health officials aren't worried about the risk to humans. But some are concerned about their effect on plants and wildlife, especially fish.
Water -- easy and safe at the touch of a tap is something we take for granted in the developed world. It takes a catastrophic event to remind us how fortunate we are.
The adage that 'all politics is local' might also apply to social entrepreneurship. Bhagwati (B.P.) Agrawal is a social entrepreneur with a stellar corporate track record who decided to pivot into the non-profit world to address dire circumstances 7,000 miles away in his home state of Rajasthan in India.
Nearly 40 percent of all pregnancies in the world are unwanted or unintended, and preventing them would make a valuable contribution to climate change mitigation and adaptation.
The newly invented packaging, which perhaps someday will replace the gazillions of water bottles that fill our rubbish, comes straight from science fiction, or at least something not yet seen in our everyday lives.