(This article was published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the April 8, 2013 edition.) At the spill trial last week, Halliburton staffer Jesse Gaglian...
How can it be, in this vastly connected "civilized" world, that 2.5 million children die each year from drinking bad water? That's 5,000 kids per day, one child every 22 seconds! So by the time you're finished reading this, 15 little kids will no longer be.
Senator Dianne Feinstein shared her plans with Fresh Dialogues to introduce a new "carbon fee" bill, during a press conference Wednesday in downtown San Francisco.
When we turn a tap off, we think the water stops. But the fact is Americans use more than 150 trillion gallons of fresh water a year for drinking, cle...
This week, the Sierra Club, several Waterkeepers, and other allies in the Northwest filed legal action that put companies on notice for coal pollution...
Just as we overlooked the structural flaws in the Japanese economy during Japan's rapid rise, so too are we blind to limiting and deep-seated constraints in China that will prove to be inherent brakes on growth.
At this time of year when we look inward and explore ideas of what it means to sacrifice, we are particularly reminded of Isaiah in anticipating Easter and spring rains, reflection and renewal. We find ourselves looking outward at the sacrifices millions of women make for something we take for granted everyday: a safe glass of water and a toilet.
Here's a pretty shocking fact: While many of us know that coal-fired power plants create significant air pollution, it turns out they're one of our bi...
Unfortunately -- as we stare down a future that may require as much as 40 percent more water than today's accessible supply -- our traditional process is proving increasingly unsustainable.
We all know the injunction at the beginning of the Passover Seder, inviting the hungry to join the feast. This year, at my table, we are adding "all who are thirsty, come and drink" to the invitation
My cousin choked down the last of his meal; the family slowly dispersed, and I was left staring at a table of empty plates. Then it struck me: The glasses were still full. All of them.
For most of us, inexpensive, safe drinking water flows from the tap and we use it luxuriously. This access to nature's largess is in clear contrast to the global water crisis that many talk about. Today, America's water is at a crossroads.
Some thoughts for today: the bad news and good news for World Water Day. (First, I think every day should be World Water Day, not just March 22nd, but hey, that's just me.)
The land use decisions people living near the Potomac River make today -- across towns, cities and states- - will directly affect the quality and quantity of water available to them, their children and their grandchildren.
As summer approaches, the likelihood is that temperatures and tempers are set to soar, while the country's water tables and wells continue to diminish.
If we really want to reach everyone with water and sanitation that will last forever, services must be monitored. While at first glance, Akvo FLOW might seem like another mobile application, in reality it has the potential to help solve the global water crisis.