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U.S Intelligence: Looming Water Wars Will Add to Global Insecurity


  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owens_Lake  This once bountiful lake dating to 12,000 years ago is the “sacrificial lamb” that, since 1913, has been diverted to feed the needs of Los Angeles, an otherwise desert community.  It is, in microcosm, a vision of our … Continue reading

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Myth and History of “Tree Hugging”


Show the slight­est bit of con­cern for the en­vi­ron­ment and you get la­beled a tree hug­ger. That’s what poor Newt Gin­grich has been deal­ing with re­cently, as the other pres­i­den­tial can­di­dates at­tack his con­ser­v­a­tive cre­den­tials for hav­ing once ap­peared in an ad with Nancy … Continue reading

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The (almost) End of Water


Hydraulic Pressures Into the Age of Water Scarcity? (from Foreign Affairs magazine, September/October 2010 Three new books about water agree that the world is facing serious water crises but have very different ideas about how to address them, especially when … Continue reading

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