Since 2008, three major coal ash disasters have threatened lives, livelihoods and water quality in Virginia, Wisconsin, North Carolina and Tennessee, including the largest toxic waste spill in U.S. history. Communities across our country near leaking coal ash ponds and landfills can wait no longer.
Every day, thousands of babies are born too soon, too small and often very sick. Let's do something about this! Find a walk that is close to you. Trust me, it will be an inspiring day for everyone.
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Happy Earth Day! April 22, or more commonly known as Earth Day, is the friendly reminder the world sends us once a year to think about the impact we ...
The reality is, even the smallest decision, when implemented over and over again, can lead to a larger impact. Earth Day is an opportunity to start new habits that we can bring to the Every Day.
When I sit to meditate on these days, I immediately notice the tightness in my chest and throat and the underlying agitation of my stress. I notice my mind is spewing out to do lists in a way that makes it nearly impossible to get up and just do it all. Then I see what is happening.
Once again, Goldman Prize awardees embody how single, determined individuals across the world can mobilize enough groundswell to conquer industrial Goliaths. Hailing from diverse backgrounds, these 2015 superheroes form a fountain of inspiration for all of us, and their weblinks show how we can act.
Decades ago, Gov. Wally Hickel was ridiculed for his idea of an ocean pipeline carrying fresh Alaska water to parched California. Now entrepreneurs are hoping that they can make good on his general concept by selling clear water from Southeast Alaska's rainforest to users in the dry south.
Wednesday marks the 100th day of the current Congress. This milestone is traditionally used to assess the new leadership, and by all measures of public health and the environment, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is failing miserably. He has used the first 100 days to attack clean-air laws, undermine water protections and block climate action.
I recently sat down with Julian to talk about his first visit to Africa, which is the subject of the Horizons exhibition at the Emmanuel Fremin Gallery.
It was at that moment that something clicked for me. These water businesses could do so much more than just increase access to clean water; they could provide opportunities for an often marginalized group in northern Ghana -- women -- in an area where they were already experts.
What would the American landscape look like if we had no legislation at all? Would it be habitable today? And why would we not take every possible step to defend against it happening again? Is there law on which such defense may depend?
The methods in which we sustain our water are critical to human survival. California's water crisis may only be a drop in the bucket, compared to what can be in America's future, if things don't change.
We need a new idea and system of law that will enable an alternative to collapse or chaos. As an advocate for the ocean and the global water cycle as that idea, I have been unable to establish the principle and precedent on which such a system of law might be based -- until now.
Taking a shower, boiling some vegetables or just getting a glass of water is as easy as turning on a faucet. But taking care of life's most basic necessities isn't so straightforward for so many around the world.
Why and how did my water source run dry? What could I do about it? Would I too need to import water? Melt snow? Go without? Move away? Like São Paulo, I considered myself "water-rich" with a seemingly inexhaustible supply. Suddenly, it was not so. What to do?