A long list of Long Island beaches will be closed this weekend because heavy rains has submerged countless cesspools; now that contaminated water is following into our rivers, ponds, and bays, along with fertilizer from lawns and from farms.
A small group composed of CEOs, conservationists, funders and advisors recently unplugged from technology and headed into the wilderness.
Only 3 percent of the water on earth is fresh, and of that some 2 percent is locked in the polar ice caps, thus leaving us with the astonishing conclusion that the entire population on earth is reliant on 1 percent of the available water worldwide to sustain its fundamental need.
Toledo's water crisis is over, for now, but the "perfect storm" that created it rages on.
Frankly, clean water should be a no-brainer. Our wetlands, lakes, and streams aren't a luxury -- they're a necessity. Today, 117 million Americans get their drinking water from public systems that rely on seasonal, rain-dependent, and headwater streams that are now at risk of pollution.
This week marks the six month anniversary of the Dan River coal ash spill in North Carolina. In February 2014, a broken pipe released up to 82,000 gal...
After months of organizing and gathering my thoughts, I developed the B.I.B. methodology, which underlines the success of most social enterprises.
Conan and Andy are awesome for inspiring needed action, but you'll see that they're also pretty darn water smart.
Think of it this way: for the amount of money Americans spend on soda for one year ($65 billion), we could bring clean water to all those who need it . . . for life.
The troubles in Toledo this weekend might seem the stuff of science fiction, but the truth is that a major American city, perched along the Great Lakes just went three days without drinking water after pollution poisoned their supply.
Ohio, like many other states, has a fracking disclosure law that does more to protect company secrets than it does to protect citizens. It's a situation that clearly needs to change.
I'm too busy hacking up watermelons, doing loads of pool towel laundry and rolling my vegetarian sushi to have time to kickback in an Adirondack chair.
Despite all these warning signs, it is tempting to think of unsustainability as somebody else's problem. Shortages of food and water are local problems... right? Wrong. In a global economy unsustainability, wherever it occurs, is everyone's problem sooner or later.
Recently, a bi-partisan report made clear that human-induced climate change leads to rising temperatures that will directly and indirectly cost the country hundreds of billions of dollars by the end of the century.
Are there not better solutions to severe water shortages? On the contrary, direct potable reuse would be an improvement over the current situation for several cities in Texas.
Educating Californians on the severity of the drought and offering some tangible remedies is far better than finger pointing and punishing monetary fines. Some fairly straightforward solutions to the problem exist.