Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency took the first regulatory step toward securing a healthy future for Bristol Bay. Photograph © 2014 ...
When I tell you that one in five people around the world lacks access to safe drinking water, you're likely to find that unfortunate, but you're not likely to assume that this statistic affects you. So, perhaps I should start over.
Politicizing the environment makes for bad government and pandering to a special interest constituency is no justification for trading the benefit and betterment of our environment for the privilege and profit of a select few.
EPA has the opportunity to protect both a unique natural resource and an economic powerhouse. It has the scientific basis, legal authority, and moral responsibility to protect Bristol Bay. And that's exactly what this diverse coalition of Alaska Natives, subsistence, commercial and sports fishermen, lodge owners, faith leaders and environmental groups will tell EPA next week.
Still, Americans use hundreds of gallons of water every day without thinking. (Especially in drought-stricken California.) I think that if we can learn to love our water, it just might save our lives. So I decided to give a talk about it.
After decades of discussion and failed proposals, the landmark Chesapeake Bay Clean Water Blueprint should be replicated -- not attacked.
by guest blogger Deirdre Imus, author and environmental health advocate Maybe you've heard about the ongoing drought in California. Maybe you haven...
It seems that despite whatever statistics are presented to show evidence of climate change, a vocal contingency continues to question the findings. It has become an ongoing source of contention and debate.
We'll have a bad water year this year, no doubt. But the fault lines to our core problems are less weather-related than the handed-down rules drawn up more than a quarter century before the first New York to San Francisco phone call.
The United States has one of the world's best systems for both wastewater and potable water treatment and distribution; however, that doesn't mean we are without challenges.
While we enjoyed some light rain last week, the drought hasn't let up by any measure. We've been hit by droughts before, but climate change will make "critically dry" years occur more frequently. It also will threaten the water we need for our homes, farms, and businesses.
If there is a conflict between preserving a supply of fresh water and allowing the water-intensive extraction of fossil fuel, which side gets the nod?
The problem with California is that it's just so beautiful. And sunny. All the time. Of course, that's why it's known as "sunny California." Apparen...
As Congressman George Miller, who has led the Northern California team at water negotiating tables for decades, commented, Boehner's proposal "has little or nothing to do with water policy in the state" and everything to do with the politics of the Republican caucus.
This marriage of mindfulness and aid might not seem the most natural at first glance, but anyone who has practiced yoga or taken the time to meditate can appreciate just how valuable that hour of stretching, finding calm, and reconnecting with yourself can truly be.
Part of the problem is education. Another is coming up with solutions at the local level. Americans have a poor view and understanding of water issues here, while governments all over the world fail to regulate bottled drinking water.