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Fresh water scarcity: An introduction to the problem - Christiana Z. Peppard

Fresh water is essential for life -- and there's not nearly enough of it for the world right now. Why is that, and what could we do? Christiana Z. …

Why Is Biodiversity Important? Who Cares? — Global Issues

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National Geographic Magazine

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Food Insecurity and the Conflict Trap

The ongoing famine in war-prone Somalia has led to much speculation about the link between violent conflict and food insecurity. Some commentators …

Water Crisis

The Making of World Water Wars

In the science-fiction film The Man Who Fell to Earth, David Bowie famously portrayed an alien from a planet running out of water. He left.<p>However, …

Peak Oil: No Laughing Matter

One possible explanation for the amazing and long-running success of the Daily Show, the late night satirical television show on Comedy Central, is …

The Global Oil Crisis and the Implications of Peak Oil

Peak Oil Explained in a Nutshell<p>"Peak oil is the point in time when the maximum rate of global petroleum extraction is reached, after which the rate …

The Philippine Mountaineering

Michael Pollan Deep Agriculture

A plant's-eye view

What if human consciousness isn't the end-all and be-all of Darwinism? What if we are all just pawns in corn's clever strategy game to rule the …

Green Gold - Documentary by John D. Liu

thinking tools for an era of change

What is permaculture?<p>Permaculture is a creative design process based on whole-systems thinking informed by ethics and design principles that feature …

Peak water?

In 1956, Shell Oil geologist M. King Hubbert presented a paper to the American Petroleum Institute in which he argued that United States oil …

Jeremy Grantham on ‘Welcome to Dystopia’: We Are ‘Entering A Long-Term And Politically Dangerous Food Crisis’

<b>Summary of the Summary: We are five years into a severe global food crisis that is very unlikely to go away. It will threaten poor countries with</b> …

Welcome to the Anthropocene

Peak Water: What Happens When the Wells Go Dry?

Peak oil has generated headlines in recent years, but the real threat to our future is peak water. There are substitutes for oil, but not for water. …

Fears of global oil crisis aired at Transatlantic Energy Security Dialogue

“We are betting our entire national economic life on the hope — indeed the expectation — that the fracking boom will continue until well into the …

Curiosity Makes You Smarter

Water scarcity: A looming crisis?

<b>As part of Planet Under Pressure, a BBC News Online series looking at some of the biggest environmental problems facing humanity, Alex Kirby explores fears of an impending global water crisis.</b><p><b>The world's water crisis is simple to understand, if not to solve.</b><p>The amount of water in the world is …

Wastewater

Mighty Agro-lobby Threatens Reforestation of Amazon

Vast, red, dirt roads pave the way to the new agro-industrial frontier in Matto Grosso, in the centre of Brazil. The landscape is breathtaking. On …

Global Fight for Natural Resources 'Has Only Just Begun'

The global battle for natural resources — from food and water to energy and precious metals — is only beginning, and will intensify to proportions …

China Sea neighbors fight for resources | Asia| An in-depth look at news from across the continent | DW | 11.04.2013

The global thirst for raw materials is growing. So too, is the readiness of nations to resort to armed conflict to assert their national interests.<p>In …