July 10, 2012

Israel and Lebanon engage in a water war

BEIRUT: Israel is voicing renewed concern about the potential diversion of water from the Hasbani River in south Lebanon, echoing similar concerns a decade ago that […]
July 2, 2012

Water: The World’s Next Global Security Threat?

In 1990, the Voyager 1 space probe snapped a photograph of the earth. Made famous as a symbol of our common humanity and of a fragile […]
July 1, 2012

Boreholes and Water Tanks for Refugee Camp in South Sudan

IOM has begun drilling the first of four boreholes and installing two water storage tanks, each with a capacity of 45,000 litres, to provide adequate and […]
June 20, 2012

Water shortages: Global water supplies in crisis

Over the past 40 years the world’s population has doubled. Our use of water has quadrupled. Yet the amount of water on Earth has stayed the […]
June 14, 2012

South Sudan Refugee Water Shortage Killing Up to 10 People Daily

As many as 10 refugees are dying daily as water runs out in camps in South Sudan hosting an influx of people fleeing fighting in Sudan’s […]
May 29, 2012

South Africa: Agri SA comments on new water tariffs

In its commentary on the Department of Water Affairs’ approved water tariffs for the 2012/2013 financial year, Agri SA said the newly released water tariff dispensation […]
May 13, 2012

Africa: U.S. Response to Future Water Crisis Takes Shape

Washington — World water crisis: The United States is developing a response to the strain bearing down on worldwide water resources in the decades ahead.
June 13, 2011

Egypt, Water & Political Stability: When The Nile Runs Dry

A new scramble for Africa is under way. As global food prices rise and exporters reduce shipments of commodities, countries that rely on imported grain are […]
June 5, 2011

Zimbabwe-China Land Deal: Social & Environmental Costs?

A portion of Zimbabwe’s new black farmers will be trading part of their land to Chinese investors, in exchange for funding for infrastructural development and other […]
May 30, 2011

Saudi Prince Worries We Might Find Alternatives to Oil

As the price of oil continues to rise amid political and social unrest in the Middle East, there’s one unlikely advocate for making fossil fuels cheaper […]
May 28, 2011

Why Higher Oil Prices are Leading to Reduced Clean Energy Investment

There’s been a lot of investment and deployment in renewable energy technologies for power generation and for displacing petroleum products, but as far as we’ve come […]
May 17, 2011

How green is your party? Vote for the environment!

Leading up to the elections Candice Pelser from Project 90×2030 researched the environmental commitments of the main parties standing in these elections. This is a great […]
May 16, 2011

Beating Famine (Will Anybody Listen?)

The world has forgotten that farmers are the most important human beings alive.  Not only do they grow food, they also manage half the world’s land, […]
April 30, 2011

Why We Must Learn From The Biosphere To Build Green Economies

Interested in ecological economics? (And if you call yourself an environmentalist or are even minimally concerned about green issues, you should be.) Then here are two […]
April 7, 2011

Governments urged to tackle work agreed in 2010 at UN climate meeting

The first United Nations (UN) climate change negotiating session for 2011 started in Bangkok, Thailand, on Monday, and UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) executive […]
April 4, 2011

Do we have a right to clean, fresh water?

Dear EarthTalk: Recently the UN voted to declare access to safe and clean water a “human right.” Isn’t that a no-brainer? What are the ramifications of […]
February 22, 2011

Water Equals Human Dignity And International Security

Water scarcity and drought is directly connected to public health, energy, agriculture and food supply and, by extension, international security. The full spectrum of social networking […]
February 10, 2011

Rising Food Costs Exacerbating Public Unrest Globally, Experts Warn

Rising food prices and a shortage of critical crops is fueling political instability in numerous regions worldwide and might have contributed to uprisings in Egypt and […]