According to a new report, more than 50 percent of Americans currently aged 30 to 49 will develop kidney disease in their lifetime. So what can you do about this alarming trend? Here are five simple things everyone can do to protect their kidneys and prevent kidney disease.
In the past few editions I have been addressing the recognition of the global water crisis, its relationship to the effects of climate change, and its...
Of all the things that connects life on this planet water is perhaps the most important, yet we rarely take time to love water. This is something that we should practice every day.
The collapse of oil could be seen as a unique opportunity to shift our value system to an alternative based on water, priced by its utilitarian necessities and distributed equitably. Is it possible to construct a new system on the true value of water? What decisions must be made? Do we need new technologies and more money?
Imagine life without running water. Imagine the ordeal of having to find water not only to stay hydrated but also to bathe, clean, and cook. Imagine the challenge of caring for infants, the sick, or the elderly when the tap runs dry. Over the past year, hundreds of thousands of Americans have had to live out this nightmare.
Just as investing in nature can help cities secure clean and flowing water, it can also help with the problem of too much water.
Even in the relatively water-rich Hudson Valley, our H2O supplies face progressively increasing stress from climate change and companies hankering to slake thirsts in drier regions by getting hold of our own "excess" water supplies.
Healthy food is primarily provided through private enterprise, not public systems. But public policies -- at the federal, state, or local levels -- should ensure its availability and accessibility, and our culture and business practices should reinforce that.
As a species, we face a range of challenges that pose threats to our survival. When we analyze the fall of major civilizations of the past it was not war but more often environmental and resource implosion which did them in.
Here are three tips to develop a growth mindset no matter how far you venture in your goals.
The World Economic Forum is meeting this month in Davos, Switzerland. In advance of the meeting, a survey was conducted among some 900 leaders in business, politics, and civic life that concluded that the most important global risk faced today is the world water crisis.
All civilized societies rely on laws for protection from crimes. I have no trouble detecting something bad, abhorrent, and criminal.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) walked into court in Minnesota last week and asked a judge to issue an order to stop the federal agency from sharing information about some of the biggest polluters of our nation's waterways with the American public.
More than a third of U.S. forests are owned by individuals and families -- a larger share than the federal government or various companies own. As we work to protect both the environment and rural economies, family-owned forests are hugely important yet too often overlooked.
The cholera epidemic in Haiti has highlighted the international community's historic lack of attention to water and sanitation. Water and sanitation coverage in Haiti has stagnated for decades and is the lowest in the Western Hemisphere, far behind the average of other countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.