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Steven Solomon

Entries by Steven Solomon

Strip Congress of Its Health Care to Jumpstart Reform!

(6) Comments | Posted February 24, 2010 | 3:22 PM

In 1776, Thomas Paine published his wildly popular pamphlet, Common Sense, calling for American independence from a British government that had lost touch with the best interests of colonial society. We all know how that story ended. In Paine's spirit, I more modestly propose that we join together to make...

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Bottom's Up for Haiti's Water Future

(6) Comments | Posted January 20, 2010 | 9:10 AM

When Christopher Columbus landed on the mountainous Caribbean island of Hispaniola in 1492, he marveled at its thick, varied forests "that seemed to touch the sky." Today, on the Haitian side of the island shared with the Dominican Republic, all but 2% of the forest cover is gone, has been...

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

(2) Comments | Posted December 18, 2009 | 7:01 AM

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 to row across the Atlantic Ocean. Her purpose: To...

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Obama, Palin, Copenhagen: The End Of Drinkable Water?

(146) Comments | Posted December 16, 2009 | 6:37 AM

With America's national debate on global warming going bipolar between President Obama's grand entrance at Copenhagen and the surreality of Sarah from Alaska going rogue on world environmental science by championing the climate deniers, those committed to doing the planet's serious business should stay focused on one, often overlooked but...

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Water Is The New Oil

(56) Comments | Posted December 7, 2009 | 9:00 AM

What's More Important Than Oil?

That's the question I first asked myself which led me to write "Water: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization" (Harper Collins January 2010). I had read Dan Yergin's wonderful history of oil, "The Prize", and began contemplating what other natural resource might be...

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