Water.org has partnered with One Day On Earth calling for video entries documenting how we access water. "CALL TO ACTION: Share video of your water. Without water, life would not exist. It is a prerequisite for all human and economic development. This 11.11.11 we invite you to share with the world how you access life's most [...]
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The Climate Prediction Center has a map showing the outlook for drought conditions in the US. The map covers the period from June 3rd to August 31st 2011. I dedicate a whole section of The Ripple Effect to drought, in the US and around the world.
The Ripple Effect offers a balanced and insightful assessment of what could emerge as the dominant issue in decades ahead. Anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the threat to what the author calls "the most valuable resource on earth" would do well to heed his message. Read the full review here >
Prud'homme, a journalist and the coauthor with Julia Child of My Life in France, examines crucial issues concerning the world's finite supply of fresh water-- pollution, water quantity (drought and flood), waste, and governance. Focusing on the U.S., he explores how water scarcity, population growth, and environmental degradation are forcing the country to a moment of reckoning on a scale [...]
The Ripple Effect: The Fate of Fresh Water in the Twenty-First Century. Prud'homme, Alex (Author) Jun 2011. 448 p. Scribner, hardcover, $27.00. (9781416535454). 333.91. As development spreads and water resources are stretched to the limit, one essential resource, water, is becoming increasingly commodified and the subject of corporate interest and investment as well as lawsuits when consumers weigh [...]
The Ripple Effect: The Fate of Fresh Water in the Twenty-First Century Freelance journalist Prud’homme (The Cell Game: Sam Waksal’s Fast Money and False Promises—and the Fate of ImClone’s Cancer Drug, 2004, etc.) offers a comprehensive, even encyclopedic, survey of the dangers, debates, frustrations, failures, technology, greed, apathy and rage that whirlpool around the phenomenally complex [...]
Here is a selection of simple tips taken from The Ripple Effect that show just how easy it can be to reduce the amount of water you use. You can read the full 10 over in the Ripple Effect section. Fix leaks: a dripping faucet can waste more than 10 gallons of water a day Replace [...]