Author: Scott James

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Portugal Protects 120,000 Square KM of Ocean Life

This week Portugal announced at the OSPAR Convention that they are establishing four marine protected areas, creating unique legal protection. OSPAR, started at the 1972 with the Oslo Convention against dumping, is a mechanism for fifteen Governments on the western coasts and catchments of Europe to protect the marine environment of the North-East Atlantic. Portugal’s […]

March 29th

U.S. Drinking Water: Contaminated and Safe

Ladies and gentlemen- your drinking water is contaminated, yes, and it’s also safe to drink. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) just published a report on the state of drinking water wells and aquifer systems in California, Nebraska, Connecticut and Florida. Overall, they found that some wells were contaminated but not contaminated enough to be […]

March 26th

Smart Water for Green Schools Program Launches in Ghana

Green Cross International’s (GCI) mission is “to respond to the combined challenges of security, poverty and environmental degradation to ensure a sustainable and secure future.” Founded in 1993 as a merger between former U.S.S.R. President Mikhail Gorbacev’s idea for an organization that would apply the medical emergency response model of the International Committee of the […]

March 20th

Imagine H2O Water Innovation Prize Winners

Imagine H20 is a national non-profit whose mission is to inspire and empower people to solve water problems. I wrote about their water innovation competition for startups last October, and this week they awarded prizes to some of the most groundbreaking, watershed inventions and business plans in the water world. Top Projects include Fruition Sciences […]

March 16th

Water Footprint Network Releases The Water Footprint Manual

The Water Footprint Network (WFN) is a Netherlands-based international organization that helps individuals and corporations better understand how and where water is used. Their mission is to promote the transition towards sustainable, fair and efficient use of fresh water resources worldwide. Sponsoring partners are as diverse as the Coca Cola Company and the World Wildlife […]

March 9th

First Images From European Space Agency's SMOS

Last November the European Space Agency (ESA) launched the Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) with the mission of improving our understanding of the Earth’s water cycle. The goal of SMOS mapping soil and salinity variables is to better our understanding of the exchange processes between Earth’s surface and atmosphere, our ability to create accurate […]

March 3rd

Lower Danube Exceeds Green Corridor Targets

It’s great to hear a green success story when so much of the news around the world is grim about the health of Earth’s water and wetlands. An ambitious wetland protection and restoration program for Europe’s Lower Danube River is just such good news- the project to create a “green corridor” along the entire length […]

February 24th