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February 12, 2013 Just Tell the "Fracking" TruthSource: Forbes
Yeah, yeah, I know. That headline is a cheap way of attracting attention. I should be ashamed of myself, particularly since I wrote this piece just two weeks ago, criticizing many media outlets for cravenly putting some...
January 23, 2013 EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Water, the second biggest global risk?Source: Reuters
CEO’s of many companies have begun to realize that water underpins all economic activities, including their own. In the 2010 CDP Water Disclosure questionnaire sent to 300 of the world’s largest companies, 39 percent stated they...
January 8, 2013 Canada and the Global Water Crisis: A GPM InterviewSource: Geopolitical Monitor
In this exclusive interview with the Geopoliticalmonitor, FLOW Program Manager Nancy Goucher provides an overview of the pressing water issues facing Canada and the wider world, such as aquifer depletion, farming pressures, mass...
December 26, 2012 Don’t kill the shale-gas boomSource: Washington Post
Let’s not smother the shale-gas boom. It is the crown jewel of the disappointing economic recovery. Why tamper with success? Yet, there are those who argue that benefits of shale gas could be maximized if we restricted gas...
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,...
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