Posts Tagged: Water
After a long struggle, El Salvador just proved that with enough civil society support, even a very poor country can stand up to powerful global mining firms.
If someone had poisoned New York's water supply and killed 9,000 people, it would have been the most litigated public health disaster of all time. But when it happened in Haiti? Nothing.
80 percent of people in the Arab world's poorest country are in danger of starving to death under a U.S.-backed blockade and bombing campaign.
Natural resource scarcity poses a far broader challenge to prosperity and national security than traditional military threats.
Irish activists fighting a plan to increase the cost of water have an unlikely ally in their corner: the Detroit Water Brigade.
Gold-digging multinationals are fueling political violence and environmental devastation in El Salvador, but communities are fighting back.
The real "pivot to Asia" should be towards decarbonization, a more equitable distribution of wealth, and a commitment to fight climate change.
The human race and our planet need a new water ethic.
Putting aside even Iraq's horrifying descent into sectarian violence, the United States did a spectacularly poor job of governing the country.
Pope Francis' passivity in the face of the brutal Argentine military government fails to inspire confidence.