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Food Water Energy Nexus

City Mouse vs. Country Mouse: Whose Carbon Footprint Is Bigger?

Peter Hanlon | Posted 09.17.2013 | Green
Peter Hanlon

City life can be stressful at times and expensive always, but at least you can take solace in having a small carbon footprint. Tiny apartments to heat and cool, no driving -- of course you're not using as many resources as your suburban and rural brethren! But a new study suggests that urbanites shouldn't be quite so smug.

Resizing Electricity's Water Footprint

Peter Hanlon | Posted 08.05.2013 | Green
Peter Hanlon

Among all the resources that go into producing electricity, water often gets lost in the shuffle. Here's what we know: It can take a lot of water to generate electricity. How much? Well, that's a complicated question.

Power and Water Utilities: An Unlikely Alliance

Peter Hanlon | Posted 05.20.2013 | Green
Peter Hanlon

If these barriers are overcome and municipal wastewater and electric utilities collaborate and coordinate their efforts, what's the potential?

9 Things to Know About the Food, Water and Energy Nexus

Kyle Rabin | Posted 04.23.2013 | Green
Kyle Rabin

Recent extreme weather events, oil spills and increasing food prices tell us that we can no longer view our food, water and energy systems in isolation. This means gaining a better understanding of how these three systems connect and then taking carefully considered actions to ensure food, water and energy security and sustainability for the future.

Going Green? 12 Ways to Reduce Your Impact on the Food, Water and Energy Nexus

Kyle Rabin | Posted 01.30.2013 | Green
Kyle Rabin

In the U.S. and around the world, our food, water and energy systems are under tremendous strain and are often in conflict with one another where they intersect -- the nexus.

Keystone XL and the Food-Water-Energy Nexus

Kyle Rabin | Posted 01.17.2012 | Green
Kyle Rabin

High-level federal coordination of energy, water and agriculture policy and planning -- while a complex task -- would help to identify environmentally unsound projects which are bound to continually draw massive protests.