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July 3, 2014 How fracking foes are killing N.Y. jobs

Source: Daily News

My hardworking, fair-minded liberal parents raised my sisters and me with a healthy sense of sympathy for the poor and the voiceless. So I can’t help but feel for the denizens of upstate New York, where a long-faltering economy...

June 30, 2014 The Water Crisis in the West

Source: NY Times

With water increasingly scarce in the drought-ravaged American West, many states could face drastic rationing without rain. Even with more sustainable practices, the future of water in the West is not secure. Population growth,...

June 12, 2014 Fracking: Could Mexico's Water Scarcity Render It's Energy Sector Reforms Self-Defeating?

Source: Forbes

In many countries, including the U.S., France, Germany, Ireland, The Netherlands and Australia, fracking has been partially banned or delayed on environmental concerns. Also known as hydraulic fracturing, fracking is a...

April 24, 2014 Water in our shoes

Source: Miami Herald

For South Floridians, the topics of climate change and rising sea levels are no longer to be dismissed as tree-hugger mumbo-jumbo. Pause next time you hear that parts of Miami Beach or the intersection of A1A and Las Olas...

April 7, 2014 When Water Scarcity Becomes Personal

The Huffington Post - "There are so many problems here around water," Sabeen said. Sabeen is Syrian. Last year she and her children fled Damascus, and now they live in northern Jordan in a one-room flat. Mattresses without sheets...

March 27, 2014 The Water Crisis Is a Policy Crisis

Source: Santa Barbara Independent

By now, we all know we’re enduring the driest winter in 500 years. It is not clear how long this drought will last, or how it will ultimately affect Santa Barbara County economically and socially. We do know we’re going to have...

March 26, 2014 Voices from the Shale - Pinochio Award for Spectra Energy’s "Ground Game" on Sabal Trail Pipeline – While Company Pushes 8 Pipeline Projects in 14 States; Meanwhile PHMSA Documents Corrosion Problems

Source: Mike Benard, featured commentator

Spectra Energy has eight new pipeline projects in the U.S. that, if approved, will result in more than 830 miles of pipeline in 14 states. In addition, it is constructing a new underground natural gas storage reservoir in...[more]

March 25, 2014 Water Should Be More Valued to Reflect Worth, Nestle Chief Says

Bloomberg - âIf something isnât given a value, people tend to waste it,â Bulcke said at a îWorld Water Weekî seminar in Stockholm. âWater is our most useful resource but those using it often...

March 24, 2014 The vital role of business in tackling the water and sanitation crisis

Source: The Guardian

Take a moment to reflect on the over 750 million people who do not have access to safe drinking water, and the 2.5 billion people who live without basic sanitation. We take these services as a given in the west, and we've done so...

March 22, 2014 World Water Day puts focus on new sustainability challenge

Source: Fuel-fix

What does water have to do with energy? Like the song says, you can’t have one without the other. Water and energy are inseparable because water is required to produce energy, and energy is required to produce water. That’s why...

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