Escalating risks drive water quality and supply to top of public agenda. By Keith Schneider, Circle of Blue FLINT, MI — Before Barack Obama spent Wednesday afternoon in this tormented post-industrial Michigan city, the last president that visited Flint was Gerald Ford. That was in 1974, just a few months after Richard Nixon resigned the […]
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About Keith Schneider
Circle of Blue's senior editor and chief correspondent based in Traverse City, Michigan. He has reported on the contest for energy, food, and water in the era of climate change from six continents. Contact
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Droughts, floods, and civic opposition cause huge losses.
Ecological principles guide economic strategies to fit 21st-century conditions.
Love, despair, and human progress converge in a magnificent land.
Police expand investigation as case attracts international attention.
Renewable energy flourishes while South Africa leadership pursues risky, costly conventional fuels path.
Opposition leader assassinated in one of world’s dangerous clashes over industrial development.
Demand and prices steadily slip, causing economic and political turbulence.
New report warns of the rising risk of energy and food shortages caused by scarce supplies of water.
Keith SchneiderCircle of Blue’s senior editor and chief correspondent based in Traverse City, Michigan. He has reported on the contest for energy, food, and water in the era of climate change from six continents. Contact Keith Schneider http:/Circleofblue.org/about/staff/Keith
Climate-related consequences are raising food prices, joblessness, crime, and instability. Photo © Keith Schneider / Circle of Blue Royal palms flank a road between drought-withered sugar cane plantations in Pongola, KwaZulu-Natal. By Keith Schneider, Circle of Blue PONGOLA, South Africa — South Africa long ago accepted as scientific fact and impending reality the idea that […]
Climate-related consequences are raising food prices, joblessness, crime, and instability. By Keith Schneider Circle of Blue PONGOLA, South Africa — On the last Friday of January, payday on the sugar cane farms of northern KwaZulu-Natal province, a hot sun beat down on the red clay of Cobus Horn’s equipment yard. Nduku Msimanga, taut and muscled […]