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Nestlé is draining Pakistan to sell us bottled water

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Nestlé is draining developing countries to produce its bottled water, destroying countries’ natural resources before forcing its people to buy their own water back. Who in their right mind is going to buy a bottle of tap water at the rate of $1.50

Guest Essay: A Response to Mercy for Animals

Eccorazzi

Here is a response from Dr. Frances McCormack, who is also one-half of the Grumpy Old Vegans. This is Why New Welfarists Should Stop Equivocating on Moral Principles Concerning Animals: A Response to Mercy For Animals.

If You Don’t Invest in Your Water Supply, Someone Else Will and It Won’t Be Pretty

Nature Conservancy - Science

Water purification systems at Bret Lake, Switzerland. Would you be willing to pay more for your water bill every month if it meant that there would be less pollution in nearby rivers? The good news is that our tap water is very clean and safe and relatively inexpensive.

Brian Richter’s ‘Chasing Water’: Smarter Solutions for the Coming Water Scarcity

Nature Conservancy - Science

Water shortages aren’t just for California. They might be coming to your town — unless you push your leaders to get smart about managing water. But people are starting to understand that water shortages can severely disrupt local and even regional economies.

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Watermark: the Meaning of Water.

The Alien Next Door

Xiaolangdi Dam, China Water has been on my mind a lot lately. It changed the way I look at water; I recall being fascinated by the sheer magnitude and power of it. It changed the way I look at water. The mark that water has left on me has been great. We are water.

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New Study: How Cities Can Finally Get Smart About Water

Nature Conservancy - Science

If the definition of insanity is making the same mistakes over and over, then many cities have taken a certifiable approach to securing their water supplies — and they need some radical therapy before taking the big economic, ecological and human hits that come with a permanent state of thirst.

FoEME Calms Water War Rhetoric Between Palestine and Israel

Green Prophet

News that the French Parliament accused Israel of using water “apartheid” unleashed a fury of water war rhetoric that Friends of the Earth Middle East’s Director Gidon Bromberg is trying to calm. They also claim that the issue is less dramatic than most people believe.

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Celebrate July 4th With an Ice Cold Responsible Beer

Environmental News Network

Beer is a refreshing drink for the summer (when drunk responsibly, of course), but like many food products consumption of beer can have an environmental impact. The process of making beer requires a lot of energy and water.

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Mobile Text Surveys: A Smarter Way to Measure Conservation’s Impacts on People?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Donors, other funders, governments and potential partners are demanding that our work be sensitive to people’s welfare and even enhance it if possible. And it’s impractical to survey people frequently. Response rates to questions can help us fine tune the way we ask them.

Lima climate talks reach watered-down global warming agreement

Green Blog

The draft text says that all countries have “common but differentiated responsibilities” to prevent global warming. This text is desperately lacking in ambition, leadership, justice and solidarity for the people worst hit by the climate crisis.”.

Five Years After BP Spill, Gulf of Mexico is Rekindling Responsibility for the Gulf’s Future

Conservancy Talk

While that may have been necessary, we have lost part of the spirit of individual and collective responsibility for our environment that Earth Day was intended to celebrate. RESTORE Act funds have come slowly because the Clean Water Act federal litigation remains unresolved.

Bob Marley’s Family Donates $100,000 to Charity:Water

Eccorazzi

Bob Marley’s family started the foundation 1Love.org, a non-profit that helps people give back and participate in the Marley missions to give the world a peaceful, clean and hopeful future. The donation from 1Love.org will go to bringing more clean water projects to the area.

After Her Tragic Death, a Girl’s Birthday Wish for Clean Water Gets a Big Response

Eccorazzi

Thousands of people have been inspired by her selfless birthday wish. She even set up a page on which people could donate to the organization. I found out that millions of people don’t live to see their 5th birthday.

Water Pollution in Israel Threatens People, Animals, Plants

Green Prophet

Lead and other pollutants are seeping into Israeli drinking water at alarming levels. Water pollution in Israeli lakes, streams and groundwater aquifers is reaching alarming levels. And now scientists are finding that water quality problems threaten both wildlife and human health.

Responsible Bathroom Water Conservation Tour Shows Americans How to Reduce the Use

Green (Living) Review

March 2011: Managing local water supplies – drop by drop – is now a mainstream concern across the United States. Many communities already are experiencing a tighter water supply, while 78% of consumers are looking for ways to cut household utility bills and energy costs. The Responsible Bathroom Water Conservation Tour is hitting the road this month to bring water-saving solutions to consumers and plumbers. PISCATAWAY, N.J.

The Right to Drink Water

The Alien Next Door

The Alien Next Door Musings of Nina Munteanu, SF writer and Ecologist Tuesday, March 9, 2010 The Right to Drink Water Here’s the scenario: Fifty-year old Jane recently adopted a healthy diet and regular exercise routine. It makes water a commodity. Water is necessary to all life.

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Water Farmers get fresh with aquaponics for food in Toronto

Green Prophet

The movement is creating missionaries, new converts and maybe even some gurus, but there are also real people doing it in backyards, parks, basements or a garage near you. Bell (pictured above left) is a farmer, on water. Dream of fresh organic food?

Nature Protects People

Conservancy Talk

Last week, I was in South Florida with partners from local government, the private sector and the international community to highlight the vital role that nature plays in protecting people in Miami-Dade County and coastal communities around the world.

Masdar’s Winning Blog: Demystifying the Water-Energy Nexus

Green Prophet

Professor of public and environmental affairs at the University of Wisconsin in the United States, Dallas Blaney took a novel approach to the water-energy debate. We know that there is some kind of relationship between energy and water, but we don’t have succinct numbers.

The Water Behind Middle Eastern Woes | Green Prophet

Green Prophet

But the root of today’s discontent, and the root of tomorrow’s continuing trouble, will have a close correlation with water. And thirsty people can’t be stifled.

Overcoming the Water Wars

Conservancy Talk

In stories about water in the Western U.S., The word recalls the severity of water issues we face globally, from drought-prone areas of Asia to the infrastructure-poor countries of central and southern Africa. Photo: Peter Warren. By Giulio Boccaletti.

Israel Chemicals AquaTabs to Purify Syria’s Dirty Water

Green Prophet

A deal was brokered over the weekend that will allow a subsidiary of Israel Chemicals to sell water purification tablets that will be used to purify dirty water in Syria. Business & Politics Cleantech, Science & Technology AquaTab drinking water enemy state Medentech UNICEF wa

Middle East Water Woes Beg for Environmental Sewage Solutions

Green Prophet

Easily forgotten in all the wars and conflicts are survival basic resources such as water. Water for thirst, water for industry, water for agriculture and water for sanitation. Business & Politics desalination Israel Palestinian Authority water West Bank

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Are “Sick Chicks” Poisoning Israel’s Ground Water?

Green Prophet

chicken carcasses that were buried in northern Israel following a poultry epidemic are now feared to be seriously polluting the ground water in the region. Swine Flu Cull Harms People and the Environment in Egypt. Something afoul? million sick chickens illegally buried.

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Challenge in Sao Paulo: Overcoming Water Scarcity in South America’s Largest City

Conservancy Talk

The largest city in South America and home to 12 million people. Paulo , published a version of the article below, which summarizes the Conservancy’s efforts to help secure Sao Paulo’s water supply. Forests are very important for healthy fresh water supplies. Water Conservation

In an Increasingly Unpredictable World, We Must Secure Nature to Secure our Water

Conservancy Talk

by Dr. Giulio Boccaletti Managing Director of Global Water, The Nature Conservancy, @G_Boccaletti. Meanwhile, California has seen record low snowpack – a critical source of fresh water for California farms and homes for the rest of the year. And, it starts with our water future.

Nature and People: How Can the US Federal Government Put Them Together?

Nature Conservancy - Science

federal agencies have wide ranging mandates, and many of them significantly affect the nation’s natural resources from the air we breathe and the water we drink and recreate in to the wild animals and scenic places we love.

Israel’s Mediterranean Seacoast Severely Threatened by People

Green Prophet

And why are projects such as deep water energy drilling and desalination threatening to make the eastern Mediterranean an area increasingly devoid of most marine life? Why have dolphins and other types of marine life almost disappeared from I srael’s shores?

Marketing Oysters in the Delaware Bay: Top 5 Insights

Nature Conservancy - Science

Oysters provide important environmental benefits to people by filtering and improving the quality of water in the bay. Does information on water quality influence willingness to pay? What about information on water quality?

Girl’s charity: water Wish Passes $1M in Donations After Her Tragic Death

Eccorazzi

Her story continues, with her birthday wish to raise money for those without clean water being answered by thousands of people. Causes PeopleRecently, we gave an update on the story of Rachel Beckwith, who recently died at the age of 9 after a major car accident.

Hilton Hotels to Share Food Waste in Hungry Egypt

Green Prophet

Last year the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) estimated that one third of all food produced in the world goes to waste even though an estimated 925 million people go hungry. This is what we call genuine corporate responsibility.

Acqua by Raha Shirazi: You’ll Never Take Water for Granted Again

Green Prophet

A powerful short film by Iranian-Canadian filmmaker Raha Shirazi, Acqua will make you look at water with new eyes. Raha Shirazi’s film Acqua is almost guaranteed to make you never take water for granted again. “Fetching water was always a woman’s job.

From Rattlesnakes to Turquoise Rivers: Unlikely Connections Hold Key to Conservation Success

Conservancy Talk

The colleague on my right rose and gave a very unexpected response. “Hi, People and places that seem unlikely counterparts can hold the key to each other’s success.

Respecting Human Rights is Essential for Sustainable Conservation

Conservancy Talk

For instance, some conservation practices such as certain forms of protected areas have resulted in dispossession or restricted access for Indigenous peoples to their traditional lands, territories and natural resources. Indigenous peoples are therefore essential for nature.

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Fiji Water Faces Class Action Lawsuit for Greenwashing

Green (Living) Review

Fiji Water claims to be natural artesian water from the Fiji Islands distributed worldwide By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Fiji, probably the least favorite in an already disliked industry, is the target of a class action lawsuit alleging the company has profited from greenwashing.

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LEED-seeking eco mosque recycles precious ablution water in Dubai

Green Prophet

It is Dubai Municipality’s and the Department of Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities responsibility to guide donors who want to build mosques to follow green and eco-friendly standards, and this mosque could set an example of why it is a good move,” he told Gulf News.

Political Green: The Climate is Mum

Green Home Blog

Unfortunately, when the earth turns on its head not many people will be able to eat their money to stay alive. It all may sound grim but the people still have the upper hand. Political Green: The Climate is Mum.

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Turkey’s “A Few Brave People” Wins Best Feature Film at Abu Dhabi’s Green Carpet Ceremony

Green Prophet

A Few Brave People by Turkish director Rüya Arzu Köksal won the Golden Deer Award for Best Feature Film at the inaugural Abu Dhabi International Environmental Film Festival (ADIEFF) last Thursday night. A few brave people. kizdere, people in Ça?layan

Export Oil, Import Water = Risky Economics for Middle East

Green Prophet

Water scarcity has already become a fact of daily life for Egyptians. And yet, despite massive population growth (the Middle East’s population grew 61 percent from 1990 to 2010 to 205 million people) predictions of so-called “ water wars ” have failed to materialize.

Recovery: Saving Loons from Lead Fishing Tackle

Nature Conservancy - Science

By day tremolos as the heavy, black-and-white-checkered birds descend in swift flight, hitting the water and skidding sideways like ditching aircraft. Birds & Birding Fish & Fisheries Wildlife Birds Disease & Parasites Fisheries Nature + People Restoration