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Freshwater Scarcity

Huge Win In The Fight Against The World's Looming Freshwater Crisis?

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 12.05.2013 | Green

A major discovery under the ocean could help stave off the world’s looming freshwater crisis. Australian researchers discovered 120,000 cubic mil...

Reaping the Whirlwind: Water War Along the California-Oregon Border

Joe S. Whitworth | Posted 08.19.2013 | Green
Joe S. Whitworth

What events will jar us into realizing we need to shift our water management style? Our high capacity to ignore big, observable facts gives preference to how things used to be over how things ought to be--and that won't work on the road ahead.

Cancun Climate Negotiators Anticipate Scant Progress

J. Carl Ganter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
J. Carl Ganter

Climate negotiators are getting tangled-up in national distrust and diplomatic nuance while their governments are busier than ever drilling, mining, processing, and producing dirty power.

A Long Time Coming: The Human Right to Water

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

There is a formal international human right to life, to human health, to an adequate standard of living, to adequate food, and more. But until a few weeks ago, there was no formal human right to water. This was a long time coming.

An epic struggle between water and energy is unfolding across the nation -- Choke Point: U.S.

J. Carl Ganter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
J. Carl Ganter

Without sharp changes in investment and direction, the current U.S. strategy to produce sufficient energy -- including energy generated from clean sou...

Trying to Save Water When the Law Says Waste It

James McGrath Morris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
James McGrath Morris

Water rights are the most precious thing on can hold in the Southwest. People used to kill each other over them in the old days. Today they use lawyers.

Row For Water: Katie Spotz, Row, Row Our Boat

Steven Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Steven Solomon

As the throngs at Copenhagen pack their bags and disperse from the historic summit back to all corners of the globe, a lone young Ohio woman, Katie Spotz, 24, is getting set to start out on a solitary, sea level voyage.

Water Power

Jonathan M. Winer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jonathan M. Winer

In covering personalities and events, Solomon suggests that societies that know how to take advantage of new ways of using water dominate their time, while those that fail to address water crises disintegrate.

Row For Water: Why The Journey Of Katie Spotz Matters

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It won't be the first time Julie Spotz has accepted an extreme challenge for the cause of drinkable water, a precious resource that's quickly running ...

Recognizing Water for What It's Worth

Dr. Allan Hoffman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Dr. Allan Hoffman

Steve Solomon's new book "Water: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization" is an exhaustively researched and well written contribution to the world's increasing awareness of water issues.