We've only got one planet, and it makes our lives possible. We can no longer take it for granted.
Discussion Guide: Whose Water?
posted Dec 31, 2003
- Like oil, water scarcity lies at the heart of many of the world’s worst conflicts, and, as they once looked at oil, the world’s corporations see water as the next great commodity for their profit. But is there a different path, a way to share water, fostering abundance rather than exploiting scarcity?
Karen Charman: A Sewer Becomes a Water Park
by Karen Charmanposted Dec 31, 2003
- A floating ecological living machine--a gorgeous botanical garden--is restoring open sewage canals in Fuzhou, China
The Battle For Water
by Tony Clarke, Maude Barlowposted Dec 31, 2003
- Waste, pollution, population growth, global trade rules, and now privatization are threatening billions of people with water scarcity. How can we reclaim water for all life?
How Can Soil Clean Water?
by Paul Mankiewiczposted Dec 31, 2003
- Soil is the key to pure water. It works as a physical strainer, renovator, and a recycler of all wastewater passing through it.
Thinking Outside the House: Draught-proof Gardens
by Krista Camenzindposted Dec 31, 2003
- Your lawn and garden can be both beautiful and water efficient. Xeriscaping is the creative use of native plants that are beautiful, drought-tolerant, and sustainable.
Bringing Back Desert Springs
by Gary Nabhanposted Dec 31, 2003
- The Hopi people of the Black Mesa region know how to farm and thrive in the desert Southwest. But a giant coal company is draining the aquifer that feeds their sacred springs and makes their livelihood possible.
by Carolyn McConnellposted Dec 31, 2003
- Pit a global conglomerate with revenues of over $52 billion a year, intent on swallowing up utility companies on every continent, against a California community of 4,900 people. Who would you bet on?
When Youth Lead
by Elise Miller, Jon Sharpeposted Mar 31, 2003
- Teens in a conservative agricultural town discover dangers that others had tried to ignore
From Silent Spring To Scientific Revolution
by John Peterson Myersposted Mar 31, 2003
- Endocrine disruption, effects of chemicals on health. "Our Stolen Future"
by Paul Stametsposted Mar 31, 2003
- bioremediation using mushrooms, How fungi can cleanse water and toxic spills
High-tech Goes Green
by Ted Smith, Chad Raphaelposted Mar 31, 2003
- Work-related cancers and toxic emissions have eroded the high-tech industry's clean reputation. New European Union rules banning heavy metals and requiring manufacturers to take back discarded computers could set a new global standard
Principles of Environmental Justice
posted Mar 31, 2003
- Declaration from the People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit.
Health Hunger And Hunting
by Jim Minickposted Mar 31, 2003
- a story of a vegetarian who learned how to hunt on his land. He developed his own personal ecology, which included eating locally and responsible hunting.
When Nuclear Plants Close, Infant Deaths And
Childhood Cancers Drop
by Carolyn McConnellposted Mar 31, 2003
- A study of the areas surrounding nuclear power plants has found that rates of infant death and childhood cancer drop dramatically after the plants close. Rates dropped by 17 percent on average, and in one case, infant deaths and childhood cancers dropped by a full 42 percent.
Restoring Nature, Restoring Yourself
by Francesca Lymanposted Mar 31, 2003
- A dying man thought he’d spend his last days cleaning a small creek behind his house. Did he save the creek? Or was it the creek that saved him?