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From New York to Chicago to South America, Circle of Blue intern Miranda Cawley describes what drew her to the water-food-energy nexus.
Pollution A federal judge in the United States ruled that actions by lawyers representing plaintiffs in a decades-long Ecuador water pollution case were corrupt, making it less likely that Chevron—the oil company accused of pollution—will end up paying the $US 9.5 billion fine ordered last year by Ecuador’s highest court, The New York Times reported. […]
Closing in on nearly two decades in court, this “David and Goliath” fight seems far from over. Plaintiffs contend that no amount of money can repair the damage to the environment and to the lives of the 30,000 who claim to have been affected, while the U.S. oil company has denounced the Ecuadorean court system […]
Indigenous leaders from Amazon rainforests to Bayou swamplands.
Featuring Live Earth, Vanity Fair cover, and a CNN Hero Award.
The water legislation would consolidate too much power in the hands of the government, protesters say.
More than 125,000 people have filed a class-action lawsuit in Ecuador.
Activists are calling on Bolivia to regulate their mining industry’s use of mercury, which continues to pollute biodiverse watersheds, rivers, and drinking water.
Extreme weather fueled by a warming planet is devastating children in Kenya and Pakistan.
Initiative in the Rio Grande basin intends to thwart catastrophic wildfires that wreck watersheds.
YOUR GLOBAL RUNDOWN Wastewater from fracking is becoming a problem in Texas. A devastating storm wreaks havoc in Madagascar for the second time in less than a month. Water bills are expected to rise in England and Wales. Portugal is limiting the use of major reservoirs amid drought. One First Nation in Canada is asking […]