I recently returned from a place that comes just short of this ultimate alchemy -- Israel, a small strip of desert with no water or oil. Not an ideal place to build an agricultural oasis. But that is exactly what the Israeli water conservationists have accomplished.
As one parched Texas town turns to toilets for drinking water, I wonder what the future holds for us here in California -- in the midst of one of the ...
The groundwater, polluted with nitrogen from the septic tanks and from lawn and farm fertilizers, has over the past 30 years triggered ever larger and more devastating algal blooms, destroying marine habitats everywhere.
Italian entrepreneur Arturo Vittori has designed a seemingly economical and sustainable solution for harvesting atmospheric water vapors -- literally collecting drinking water from the air.
Dozens of local natural resource and watershed management projects will be awarded funds, a new way of working in community-led environmental protection and community development in Veracruz.
Mega-events are those events that, when properly leveraged with the right social sharing platforms, can bring in millions of dollars in donation revenue to your charity.
The move follows a series of internationally reported environmental horror stories from China over the past year, including epic levels of urban air pollution and tens of thousands of pig carcasses decaying in the local water supply.
Did you know that the majority of U.S. cities are home to contaminated water sources?
Our family farm has been making improvements to our methods of farming for generations, not through regulations and laws, but through using common sense and stewardship, as well as understanding how valuable healthy soil is to a healthy farm.
Rachel Carson died half a century ago from breast cancer, but her words about nature and humanity still ring true today.
Everyone knows that one of the best things about being a guy is the ability to pee standing up just about anywhere. It's kind of like a superpower, an...
Urban storm water runoff, it turns out, is the leading cause of water pollution. The equation is simple: climate change leads to extreme weather, which directly affects water quality.
So how does a regular showering guy end up going 365 days and counting without taking a shower? It started with a long bike ride across America to promote sustainability and eco-friendly living.
Would you do this to your own mother? Would you starve her, ravage her, drill her, strip her, pollute her, poison her, frack her, crowd her, pave her, drain her, extract her, constrain her, imprison her?
The BP spill should have been a wake-up call for elected officials and organizations tasked with responding to this type of disaster, but it seems like those in charge of protecting our waters have learned nothing.
Water and environmental sustainability go hand-in-hand, so I thought I'd use today to (a) celebrate some of the amazing progress we've made in providing clean water to Earthlings and (b) to highlight some of the most pressing work left to do!