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A Visit to the Aral Sea

David Kroodsma | Posted 08.26.2014 | Green
David Kroodsma

The Aral Sea serves as a reminder of how dramatically humans are able to reshape the face of the planet, and what happens when the balance of water is changed.

The Untapped Savings in California's Water Supply

Steve Fleischli | Posted 08.10.2014 | Green
Steve Fleischli

California is facing a historic drought. But a new report from NRDC and the Pacific Institute highlights a lot of ways we can help protect ourselves from water shortages while using water more wisely.

Is This The World's Most Underused Resource?

Reuters | Posted 11.05.2013 | Green

OSLO, Sept 5 (Reuters) - The world is set to use far more treated wastewater to help irrigate crops and feed a rising population as fresh water supp...

Want To Prevent Future Hunger? Try Precision Agriculture

Lloyd A. Treinish | Posted 09.22.2013 | Technology
Lloyd A. Treinish

How many mouths will the world be feeding by 2050? It is an estimated 9.2 billion, up from 7 billion today. To keep pace with this growing population, global food production will need to increase by 70 percent. That means getting a lot smarter about how we raise crops.

Fixing the Colorado River: First Steps

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 07.10.2013 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

Demands on the Colorado River exceed the river's average supply, and this problem is projected to get worse as populations continue to grow and as climate changes increase temperatures and reduce runoff.

JLMC Begins Work in Senegal

Vivian Glyck | Posted 03.31.2013 | Impact
Vivian Glyck

Just Like My Child Foundation officially signed a covenant with community members for a sustainable water irrigation project, which aims to generate income within the community of Keur Cheikh in Senegal.

Food Security Solutions In The Sahel

Anja Tranovich | Posted 09.04.2012 | Impact
Anja Tranovich

Infrastructure development projects like the Alatona Irrigation Project can help foster food security and alleviate poverty through economic growth. And the components that led to the program's success in a time of such scarcity are replicable.

2012 World Food Prize Laureate Promotes Peace Through Science

Kenneth M. Quinn | Posted 08.12.2012 | Impact
Kenneth M. Quinn

The winner of the 2012 World Food Prize is Dr. Daniel Hillel, an Israeli scientist who conceived of and developed the system of micro-irrigation which has helped transform deserts in Israel, the Middle East, and around the globe into productive agricultural land.

Caught in the Act: Malibu's Dirty Little Secret Cleaned Up (VIDEO)

Kathy Eldon | Posted 01.29.2012 | Impact
Kathy Eldon

The glamorous city of 13,000 is now leading the way in stopping toxic stormwater and chemical-laden urban runoff from destroying its glamorous coastline.

Lynne Peeples

Texas Drought: 'Tough Choices' Ahead For The Thirsty State, Water Experts Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 12.07.2011 | Green

AUSTIN, Texas -- On Thursday evening, Austin's local Fox News weatherman Scott Fisher gave his viewers a welcome forecast: a "big time" chance of rain...

Libya -- Oil, Water, Gold Are the Real Issues

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 06.15.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

The oil price has skyrocketed over the past few months and the finger often points to Libya and claims of supply disruptions have dominated the press. However, are these claims grounded in fact or are we watching yet another sentiment driven bubble?

Irrigation Puts Hunger in Check in Malawi

Joseph Scott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Joseph Scott

Concern -- through its partner organization, Hope for the Heart -- encouraged poor farmers in the area to join the newly-established Chipeni irrigation club.

Send a Valentine to Haiti

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Anne Dilenschneider

For over 20 years, CCH members have supported community development in Haiti. One of the ways they do this is by teaching organic gardening, reforestation, and animal husbandry.

Colorado River May Supply Front Range With Water From Wyoming

AP | BEN NEARY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Representatives of some of the Colorado municipalities and irrigation districts interested in drawing water from a proposed pip...

A Ripe Tomato: The Perfect Holiday Present!

Richard Walden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Walden

When Geronimo Basilio borrowed $100 from Santa Rosa Unida, the local NGO with a micro-credit loan fund in his northern Nicaraguan village, he did so a...