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Peak Water: What Happens When the Wells Go Dry?

Peak Water: What Happens When the Wells Go Dry?

Lester Brown Photo courtesy of Shutterstock Peak oil has generated headlines in recent years, but the real threat to our future is peak water. There are substitutes for oil, but not for water. We can produce food without oil, but not without water. We drink on average four liters of water per day, in one […]

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    Worldwide Honey Bee Collapse: A Lesson in Ecology

    Worldwide Honey Bee Collapse: A Lesson in Ecology

    Greenpeace By Rex Weyler We know what is killing the bees. Worldwide Bee Colony Collapse is not as big a mystery as the chemical companies claim. The systemic nature of the problem makes it complex, but not impenetrable. Scientists know that bees are dying from a variety of factors—pesticides, drought, habitat destruction, nutrition deficit, air […]

    San Onofre Is Dead and So Is Nuclear Power

    San Onofre Is Dead and So Is Nuclear Power

    Harvey Wasserman From his California beach house at San Clemente, Richard Nixon once watched three reactors rise at nearby San Onofre. As of today all three are permanently shut. It’s a monumental victory for grassroots activism. It marks an epic transition in how we get our energy. In the thick of the 1970s Arab oil […]

    China’s Growing Hunger for Meat Leads to Copycatting U.S. Factory Farms

    China’s Growing Hunger for Meat Leads to Copycatting U.S. Factory Farms

    Earth Policy Institute By Janet Larsen Half the world’s pigs—more than 470 million of them—live in China, but even that may not be enough to satisfy the growing Chinese appetite for meat. While meat consumption in the U.S. has fallen more than five percent since peaking in 2007, Chinese meat consumption has leapt 18 percent, […]

    Food Imports from China Under Scrutiny for Fraud and Lack of Inspection

    Food Imports from China Under Scrutiny for Fraud and Lack of Inspection

    The Cornucopia Institute The House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia and Emerging Threats gathered information yesterday regarding concerns being raised about imports of food from China that are entering the U.S. “We don’t trust, for good reason, the Chinese to supply ingredients for our dog and cat food,” said hearing witness Mark […]

    The Beautiful Poisoned Children of China

    The Beautiful Poisoned Children of China

    As I walked through the gates of the primary school in Xiangyang City in Hubei Province with Middle Han Waterkeeper, Yun Jianli, I was greeted by six and seven-year-old voices raised in song. They clapped their hands in time to the rhythm of the songs, waved tinsel-studded pom poms and crayon-colored artwork. The songs and […]

    Exposing the ‘War on Coal’ Charade

    Exposing the ‘War on Coal’ Charade

    Media Matters for America By Shauna Theel Following the nomination of Gina McCarthy to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), conservative media are once again claiming that the Obama administration’s U.S. EPA has waged a “war on coal.” But that narrative ignores how natural gas has outcompeted coal, and why the long-overdue Clean Air […]

    World Energy Outlook 2012—The Good, the Bad and the Really, Truly Ugly

    World Energy Outlook 2012—The Good, the Bad and the Really, Truly Ugly

    TomDispatch by Michael Klare Rarely does the release of a data-driven report on energy trends trigger front-page headlines around the world. That, however, is exactly what happened on Nov. 12 when the prestigious Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA) released this year’s edition of its World Energy Outlook. In the process, just about everyone missed its […]