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Q&A: Solomon’s Water

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Water weaves through history, giving rise to conflict, collapses and creation in civilizations. In his latest book, WATER: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization, economic journalist Steven Solomon examines the economic and social relationship between people and water.

Epilogue from Steve Solomon's Water The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization

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The close of economic journalist Steven Solomon's book is a reflection on the new meaning of water given today's scarcity crisis. Solomon connects freshwater's past and present to paint a future, and potentially very unstable picture of human civilization. By redefining facets of this precious resource, however, he presents the foundation of finding global solutions.
Video: The World in a Giant Globe in Copenhagen

Video: The World in a Giant Globe in Copenhagen

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With a screen size over fifteen times bigger than the largest IMAX screens, the 20 meter media globe in Copenhagen City Hall square during COP15 is an impressive and effective way to broadcast climate related information.

Ellen Driscoll’s Plastic Lineage

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American artist Ellen Driscoll explores resource consumption and material lineage in her latest multi-part, multi-year project, FASTFORWARDFOSSIL.

Alternative Adventure: Eco-explorer David De Rothschild to Travel the Pacific in Plastic Ship

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After traversing Antarctica in 2004 and spending more than 100 days crossing the Arctic in 2006, in mid-November British adventurer and ecologist David de Rothschild will hoist sail across the Pacific Ocean on a boat made of plastic, or what he calls “the dumbest” product on the planet.

Peter Gleick: Destroying our Libraries: A Water Story

Libary of Alexandria, Courtesy: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:DomitoriIn 49 BC, parts of the priceless Library of Alexandria burned, when Julius Caesar set a fire to the Egyptian fleet in the harbor and the fire spread.

Visioning Flowing Waters, From Laos to Cambodia

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Mouth to Source brings remote locations along the Mekong River to life

Video: WaterLife Director Kevin McMahon Tells the Story of the Great Lakes

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A cinematic survey of the state of the Great Lakes in Canada and the United States.

Spaceborne Perspectives: Earth's Water From Above

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Spaceborne perspectivesDistancing the View to the World's Fresh Water to Get to Know It Better

Peter Gleick: 'Drought Impacts on Unemployment Are Grossly Overstated'

Thus concludes a new comprehensive assessment of the impacts of the drought on Central Valley unemployment.

Update: Designing's Water Future Finalists

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dwf ASPEN -- AIGA, the professional association for design, last week gathered some of the most innovative students in design.

Art for Water, 'Water for Life'

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cerrargaleria With color and imagination, Japanese art arrives in Spain to tickle Europe’s water fancy.