An estimated 225 million women in the developing world want to avoid a pregnancy, but are not using a modern method of contraception. These women need improved access to contraceptives and the ability to decide for themselves the spacing and timing of their pregnancies.
Despite our very different experiences, every one of us is compromised by the effects of climate change. At some point won't we all see that we're aligned in a common cause?
Without a public hearing, and without any research that this measure would actually save water, the Parks agency has deceptively used the drought as an excuse to shut down an essential public water service that was used by 15 million park visitors last year (that's more than one-sixth of all park visits).
To solve the freshwater problem that is now evident around the globe, we must first understand how much water is actually available, how much we use, to what purpose, using what system, in what condition, and with what realistic capacity given rapid climate change and its visible and continuing catastrophic effect.
Namaste. The first word spoken upon my arrival to Kathmandu, Nepal. It was the evening of May 28, 2015, just a little over one month following the first devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake.
California continues to struggle with the drought, and the state has placed emergency restrictions on water use. In June, the State Water Resources Control Board rescinded the permits of some of California's water rights holders to divert water from springs and streams in watersheds all over the state.
As someone who has enjoyed the bounty of God's waters including the lakes, rivers and streams for decades, it pains me that my grandchildren may not be able to experience a childhood of clean water.
Chances are, when it comes to water intake, you've heard a lot of different suggestions. Some experts say you need eight to ten 8-ounce glasses daily....
If that climate and irresponsible water use and management further delimits the amount available for all uses just in the critical climate and under-supply we know today, what will the inevitable change in water valuation and consequent increase in price mean for the cost of a Volkswagen or anything else on earth?
Congress is preparing to observe the 26th World Population Day this week by slashing support for family planning and reproductive health programs at home and abroad, including UN programs serving women in refugee camps. Somebody did not get the memo.
Perhaps the biggest ripple to come from this year's Volvo Ocean Race will be the alarm that participants and race organizers sounded about the state of the oceans. Our Seven Seas are in bad shape and few know that better than those who just raced across those waters.
A new study by Mark Z. Jacobson, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford, and colleagues including U.C. Berkeley researcher Mark Delucchi, is the first to outline precisely how each of the 50 states can replace fossil fuel energy with clean and renewable energy within 35 years
California's drought may end up having a bigger impact on your grocery cart than you realize, and it's not just about almonds and avocados.
The drought in California is now in its fourth year and the worst on record. All Americans should be concerned, because California produces nearly half of U.S.-grown fruits, vegetables, and nuts.
With the state suffering through the most severe drought on record and everyone from Central Valley farmers to L.A. homeowners cutting back on their water usage, the image of kayaking on the Los Angeles River may seem counterintuitive.
Much like stubborn weeds growing between breaks in the sidewalk, Detroiters simply will not let their city fall away into disrepair or allow buildings to stay abandoned.