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Diamonds in our backyard: tapping local knowledge to restore the health of the ahupua'a.

Dawn Morais | Posted 09.30.2016 | Hawaii
Dawn Morais

Small communities across the Hawaiian islands are finding big treasures in the recovery of past practices. Speaking at one of the panel discussions d...

5 Essential Steps to Clean Water for Everyone

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.02.2016 | Green
Maria Rodale

According to data from the Beverage Marketing Corporation (a market research firm), bottled water will outsell soda in America in approximately two ye...

Ground Zero for Clean Water

William C. Baker | Posted 06.29.2016 | DC
William C. Baker

The Susquehanna's fresh water is critical to the health and function of the estuary. But the mighty Susquehanna delivers something else to the Bay--lots of pollution.

The New U.S. EPA Clean Water Act Rules

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 05.27.2016 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

These new rules are a crucial step to clean up the waters of the U.S. They are a compromise among competing interests, but they should bring clarity to the approach the EPA must take to reign in remaining uncontrolled pollution.

The Gift of Life-Changing Events

Rachel Verlik | Posted 06.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Rachel Verlik

"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -- I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference." -- Robert Frost I recently comm...

How to Win a Tap Water Taste Contest

Daniel Moss | Posted 08.25.2014 | Green
Daniel Moss

With improved source protection, consumer confidence in tap water is likely to rise -- and could spell trouble for the bottled water boom.

Kate Sheppard

Marcellus Energy Development Could Pave Over An Area Bigger Than The State Of Delaware | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.25.2014 | Green

Development of natural gas and wind resources in the Marcellus shale region could cover up nearly 1.3 million acres of land, an area bigger than the s...

Commons Care: How Wrong Was Garrett Hardin?!

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 06.09.2013 | Green
Frances Moore Lappe

We come to see natural treasures no longer as merely divisible property but as gifts protected by boundaries we create and honor, knowing that all life depends on their integrity. The shift is underway.

From Source to Tap: Mapping Our Drinking Water

Mike Sweeney | Posted 01.01.2013 | Green
Mike Sweeney

It's time we pay more attention to the natural sources of water we depend on every day. Because the land in a watershed affects the water quality it's important that we have a good idea of the state of the land around our water sources.

Do You Know Your Drinking Water?

The Nature Conservancy in California | Posted 12.22.2012 | Green
The Nature Conservancy in California

Stand at your kitchen sink and fill up a glass of water from the tap. Can you guess where that water comes from? Or how far it traveled to get to your tap? What about how adequately -- or not -- the land at the source is protected?

A Watershed Moment: Public Rallies to Protect New York's Oyster Bay/Cold Spring Harbor Estuary. Again.

Kyle Rabin | Posted 02.21.2012 | New York
Kyle Rabin

All levels of government continue to experience belt tightening during these tough economic times, so Watershed Action Plans and the partnerships behind them have become increasingly important.

Rachel Tepper

At Home, Chef Todd Gray Is A 'Domestic Vegan' | Rachel Tepper | Posted 12.25.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Todd Gray may be a meat lover at his downtown restaurant, Equinox, but at home the celebrated chef is a "domestic vegan." It's more o...

As NoMa Searches For Vibe, Kitchen Changes Made At Watershed

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 12.10.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- In the wake of middling reviews following its April debut, Watershed, NoMa's seafood-centric restaurant by chef Todd Gray, is changing i...

Ofcom Lays Down The Law On Raunchy Videos Before The 9pm Watershed

The Guardian | Posted 11.30.2011 | Home

Ofcom has ordered UK broadcasters to be more careful about showing sexually explicit music videos before the 9pm watershed....

Natural Value at Bargain Prices

Kiyotaka Akasaka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kiyotaka Akasaka

2010 was supposed to be the year that the world reversed the loss of biodiversity. Countries have failed to reach this target, however, and species a...

Mark Ruffalo and Rachel Maddow on the Frack Threat to Our Water

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alison Rose Levy

The gas drilling practice known as "fracking" has a history of contaminating water supplies, but that won't stop its use in the area from which New York City, Philadelphia, and parts of New Jersey get their water.

Fracking in New York's Marcellus Shale; An Open Forum

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jonathan A. Schein

This week I had the opportunity to moderate and co-produce a panel with the SUNY New Paltz Environmental Task Force, "The Future of Gas Drilling in New York State."

William Thompson: Mayoral Candidate Criticized Mayor Bloomberg's Proposal To Drill In Watershed

ProPublica | Abrahm Lustgarten | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A preliminary report from a consultant hired by New York City warns that "nearly every activity" associated with natural gas drilling could potentiall...

State Must End Threat to NYC's Drinking Water

Scott Stringer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Scott Stringer

New York State regulators trail everybody else in protecting New York City's drinking water from natural gas drilling, despite the fact that they alone have the authority to do so.