Entries by Circle of Blue

World Economic Forum and UNFPA: Include Population in Water, Food, Energy Nexus

NEW YORK and GENEVA — (March 2012) The World Economic Forum‘s Network of Global Agenda Councils and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) called on global leaders, particularly organizers of the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development scheduled for June 2012, to integrate population in research, discussion and debate at the intersection of water, food and […]

Top 10 Water News Stories of 2011

Understanding the interplay between water, food, and energy is crucial for business, policy, data, science, environment, and human welfare. In 2011, the Circle of Blue team brought you exclusive, top-of-the-line reporting from the coal mines of northern China to the deepest intrigue of the Wikileaks documents, from the Texas drought to East Africa’s famine, from […]

Choke Point: China on Wilson Center’s Dialogue Program

On Wednesday evening, dialogue — an award-winning television and radio program that explores the world of ideas through weekly, half-hour conversations with renowned public figures, scholars, journalists, and authors — will feature “Choke Point: The World’s Looming Water Crisis.”

Racing an Arizona Senator’s Retirement, Dry Navajo Nation Draws Closer to Securing More Water

The largest reservation in the U.S. has one of the nation’s highest poverty rates — more than 40 percent — and very little water infrastructure. Many residents pay nearly 50 times the municipal cost for water, which instead is delivered from a tank in the back of a truck, often resulting in water-borne intestinal illnesses.

Peter Gleick: Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Water for Africa, and the Nobel Peace Prize

The remarkable president of Liberia, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has just been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize along with Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkul Karman of Yemen for their work on women’s rights. This award is rightful recognition of the commitment and dedication of these women to strengthening the rights and dignity of women in Africa, and around the world.

Toby Smith, Photographer for Choke Point: China Series, Featured in The New York Times

On Monday, Toby Smith — who was on location with Circle of Blue’s senior editor, Keith Schneider, as part of the Choke Point: China reporting team last December — and some of his photos from China were featured in The New York Times. TOBY SMITH Twitter: @tobysmithphoto Toby Smith, an award-winning photographer specializing in energy […]

Circle of Blue’s Brett Walton Receives IJNR Fellowship for Southwestern U.S. Energy Study

Circle of Blue’s Brett Walton is one of 14 journalists awarded a fellowship to attend the Energy Country Institute, an expedition-style immersion program sponsored by the Institutes for Journalism & Natural Resources (IJNR).

Codi Yeager-Kozacek: Reporter

Codi writes about food security, agricultural runoff, ecology, and mining for Circle of Blue. She also writes The Stream, Circle of Blue’s daily digest of international water news trends. Codi has a BS in Journalism and a minor in Biology, having graduated summa cum laude from West Virginia University’s Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism. […]

Photo Slideshow and Q&A: Om Prakash Singh Documents the Perception and Harsh Realities of Water and Sanitation in Delhi, India

Delhi reportedly has a high percentage of coverage for sanitation and water supply. But one photographer has 74,000 images spanning the last 10 years that challenge the perception of progress

Video: Confronting Water Scarcity & Energy Demand in China

Choke Point: China is an on-the-ground report that displays in text, photographs, and interactive graphics the powerful evidence of a potentially ruinous confrontation between growth, water, and fuel that is already visible across China; a confrontation that is virtually certain to grow more dire over the next decade.