Entries by Lydia Belanger

Thomas Bjelkeman-Pettersson

After years in the IT industry, Thomas Bjelkeman-Pettersson went back to university to study geology and hydrology. He had tired of the money-making machine of big tech companies. Even creating his own start-ups wasn’t enough of an escape. Then, at the Stockholm World Water week in his native Sweden, Bjelkeman-Pettersson found himself in the middle […]

Rio+20 Wrap-Up

Even before it started, the global freshwater crisis was a focus of the 10-day Rio+20 summit that ended on June 22. In fact, UN-Water hosted “Water Day” on June 19, the day before the three-day high level UN conference that culminated the summit

Countdown To Rio

Check back with Circle of Blue for the latest news and reports in the lead-up to, during, and after the Rio+20 conference. Make sure to stay tuned during the conference, as well, as we will be continuing our coverage through June 27.

Staying on Top of Evolving Environmental News

Circle of Blue editorial intern Lydia Belanger sums up her first week of the summer she plans to spend with us. I’m finishing up my first week with Circle of Blue, and it’s been a rewarding experience so far. I’ve just completed my sophomore year at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, and I was […]