By Melissa Mahony, OnEarth We spent our first Valentine's Day together at a Michelin-starred restaurant on one of New York City's trendiest streets. ...
Thousands of miles away in countries across the globe, millions of girls do not have the luxury to ignore their chores like I do. Instead, their families rely on these girls to spend hours of their days collecting water from faraway or unreliable sources.
"What more could go wrong?" asks Jane Q. Citizen. And the obvious answer is, we are witnessing compounding threats to our water supply. And some of those threats are done by our choice.
Most of the 1.5 million children that die each year as a result of unsafe water live in South Asia. While the situation is dire, it is not hopeless and could pave the way for better cooperation.
The economic consequences of water stress are clear to the naked eye. Emaciated livestock, ravaged crops, and the exposed and cracked beds of lakes make for powerful images. But what can't be seen is equally menacing.
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As the global economic turmoil is receding, many CEOs and global leaders are turning to other threats -- and water is high on the list.
Greece knows a thing or two about democracy. And as an increasingly arid nation, good water management is fundamental to its future, both political and physical. The recent financial crisis hasn't only tested Greek democracy, but its water as well.
For a resilient food supply, we need to keep our specialty farmers farming and we need to make it monetarily worth their while not to sell out. We need to replace abandoned acres of asphalt with small allotments and grow crops.
The unplanned flow of contaminated water into Lake Michigan is a serious possibility. This situation is another mind-blowing signal that we have to rethink how we manage the Chicago River.
The canal, the economic heart of Kosovo, supports households and agricultural activities in this young nation. Negative impacts on this critical water source would threaten the very fabric of life in Kosovo.
Lots of interrelated news happening on Thursday. Let's run down some of the highlights: The folks at Forest Trends, an international coalition of ...
A long-awaited study by the Environmental Protection Agency has confirmed that the Pebble Mine -- along with its estimated 10 billion tons of mining waste -- would spell disaster for Bristol Bay, its legendary salmon runs, its pristine environment and its people.
Right now, more than anything, I could use some help reaching Bono -- figuratively and literally. I am a massive fan of his musical work, but his level of activism and effectiveness is what I aspire to achieve in my pursuit to raise awareness about the global clean water crisis.
The controversial use of hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," that is behind the country's natural gas boom has come under scrutiny in the new Hollywo...
By a variety of measures, both obvious and not so obvious, we are rapidly depleting our natural resources and overwhelming the bio-systems that sustain life on this planet.