The Dead Sea is shortlisted to be one of the new seven wonders of the world, but it must have an official support committee from Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority by July 7th. Thus far, only Israel has signed up.
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Conclusion of GreenTalk Radio host Sean Daily’s conversation with American independent filmmaker Sam Bozzo of Purple Turtle Films about his new award-winning documentary on the global water crisis, “Blue Gold: World Water Wars“. Part 2 of a 2-part series (listen to Part 1).
GreenTalk Radio host Sean Daily talks with American indy filmmaker Sam Bozzo of Purple Turtle Films about his new award-winning documentary on the global water crisis, “Blue Gold: World Water Wars“.
This is the the second post in a six post series that follows Alexandra Cousteau’s Blue Planet Expedition, a 100 day journey to 5 continents to study the interconnectivity of water.
This is the first of a six part series that follows Blue Planet, Alexandra Cousteau’s hundred day expedition across five continents to study the interconnectivity of water.
Here are 3 quick but sobering facts about the present world water situation: Water insecurity could increase malnutrition in 75-125 million people by 2080. Diarrhea caused by unclean water kills five times as many children as HIV/AIDS. In some areas, the amount of available water can fall below 1/10th the basic human requirement.1 The good […]
The World Water Forum (WWF) held in Istanbul last week has turned out to be a more highly contentious event than anticipated by many.Â The forum got off to a rough start when Turkish police fired tear gas and detained activists who protested against the privatization of water, the most charged and controversial issue surrounding […]
A world without fish? Though it might seem like a left-field concept to some, it’s important that we don’t forget that dinosaurs, dodos and other creatures that once roamed freely about our lands have long since died out. Top scientists now warn that our seas face a similar catastrophe thanks to a rise in ocean […]
Our friends over at EarthFirst.com turned us on to this YouTube video in honor of World Water Day 2009 on Sunday, March 22, and we wanted to share it with our audience as well. “If a community does not have clean water, it is impossible to improve public health in the long-term,” says Steve Commins, […]
Waterborne diseases are the second largest killer of children under five. Each day, 4,200 children die from water-related diseases, and 900 million people around the world are without access to safe drinking water1. UNICEF’s Tap Project is working to change that by raising money to support clean water programs with a simple $1 donation. That […]
According to World Health Organization statistics, 2.6 billion people worldwide lack access to clean drinking water.Â Clean water is at the forefront of global issues, especially in poor countries, thus 300 Turkish activists demonstrated in front of the World Water Forum opening.Â Sadly, these protesters were ambushed by 2000 Turkish police that used water cannons, […]
As much as we take for granted that we can turn on the tap for an endless supply of water whenever we need it, the truth is that rapid industrialization, increasing agricultural use and pollution have contributed to worldwide water shortages.Â Everyday brings increasing concern about the scarcity of water and its impact on global […]