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November 27, 2012 Why a 4°C warmer world must be avoidedSource: Reuters
It is my hope that this report shocks us into action. Even for those of us already committed to fighting climate change, I hope it causes us to work with much more urgency. This report spells out what the world would be like if...
September 27, 2012 Nestlé: Malevolent Corporation Capitalizes on Global Water CrisisSource: Toward Freedom.com
I have just returned from a week in Switzerland to promote the right to water and to challenge the giant Swiss bottled water giant Nestlé. My visit was arranged by Franklin Frederick, an activist and leader in the global fight...
September 17, 2012 Summing Up World Water Week: Making Way For Disruptive Social InnovationSource: CSR Wire
The theme for World Water Week 2012, Water and Food Security, was a great step forward in cross sector cooperation. And as hurricane Isaac descended on New Orleans seven years after Katrina’s devastation, the importance of...
September 10, 2012 Want Jobs? Fix America's Water CrisisSource: Huff Posy
First, the bad news. America is quickly sinking into a water crisis that threatens our health, our economy, and our environment. Our basic water infrastructure is crumbling. As a result, we're seeing a steady stream of sewage...
Nestlé, the world's largest food company, has added its weight to calls by the UN and development groups for the US and EU to change their biofuel targets because of looming food shortages and price rises.
September 4, 2012 Could Fracking Spur a Manufacturing Renaissance?Source: Modern Distribution Management
Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a technique for extracting gas from shale developed in the 1990s, has led to greatly increased natural gas production over the last 10 years. Fracking utilizes a horizontal drilling technique,...
August 22, 2012 Voices from the Shale - Cynical Social Responsibility (CSR):In Search of Transparency in the Energy Industry...Is Spectra Energy a Benchmark?Source: Mike Benard, featured commentator
When the energy industry touts its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), an acquaintance says this really translates to Cynical Social Responsibility as a more accurate reflection of industry behavior.
Source: Huff Post
"Let's stop the bullshit and get down to finding some solutions to our problems," Erin Brockovich recently declared on HuffPost Live. The consumer advocate and environmental activist recently joined host Janet Varney on...
August 14, 2012 Shale Gas to the Climate RescueSource: NY Times
The battle against runaway climate change is being lost. The green movement and the energy industry — while engaged in a furious debate on issues from nuclear power to oil sands — are missing the bigger picture.
August 14, 2012 Our Oversized Groundwater FootprintSource: National Geographic
We don’t see it, smell it or hear it, but the tragedy unfolding underground is nonetheless real – and it spells big trouble. I’m talking about the depletion of groundwater, the stores of H2O contained in geologic formations...
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