A conflict in New Mexico is shaping up as a pitched battle between industrial dairy's desire to avoid regulation and the public's right to clean, safe drinking water. According to the state environment department, at least two-thirds of the groundwater underneath or adjacent to New Mexico's dairy CAFOs (concentrated animal feeding operations) has been poisoned by nitrates.
There may always be water flowing in California, but "normal" is definitely in flux and we can't control the weather. Before we construct massive new water delivery systems that encourage waste and consume large amounts of energy, perhaps we should consider adjusting our expectations about what can realistically be grown, when and where.
By addressing both direct and virtual water use, we seek to promote a water conservation ethic - so that more people will demand comprehensive freshwater conservation and efficiency.
Researchers in California looked at sticking a big straw in the Columbia River and sucking it all the way to California.
Water use can take two forms - consumption or withdrawal. It's important to understand the difference between the two.
Arizona Senator Kyl spent his time writing a report not to promote the growing solar industry in his home state but to take a shot at utility-scale solar power.
US-born James Whitlow Delano has spent the last 17 years traveling throughout Asia shooting challenging human rights situations and environmental disasters.
Those of us at EcoCentric are excited to write about this year’s topic - water - because it’s one of our main issues. The blogging started on Tuesday and continued all week.
You might be surprised by how much meat and dairy you eat. The water footprint of meat and dairy production can be larger than a person's direct water use.
HOME, a new documentary from French filmmaker Yann Arthus-Bertrand, narrated by Glenn Close, is a tremendous illustration of nature at its finest and humanity's impact on it at its most destructive. The film is showing for free at the East Village Cinema starting tomorrow.
Our friends at Meatless Monday are at it again...getting some fantastic coverage in the news, that is. The movement is spreading throughout the country and even Oprah, Michael Pollan and Chef Kathy Freston are enthusiastically showing their support for Meatless Monday.
The World Resources Institute released an interactive and exhaustively-researched map of 762 (and counting) areas in the world’s oceans with dangerously low oxygen levels.
You probably know Ted Danson from Cheers, but with the release of his new book, "Oceana," you get a chance to also know the actor as a 25-year ocean advocate.
Over at GOOD magazine, July's 30-day Challenge is to Waste Less. (Twitter hashtag: #30daysofgood) Here at GRACE, we've been having a great time checking out the the GOOD staff updates and the responses to the questions they've been putting to their readers.
Are developments in the decades-long cold war over the average water footprint of beef worth revisiting or does the grudge match remain?