Category: Resources

Pete Dolack: When Water is a Commodity Instead of a Human Right

The agony of Detroit is the logical conclusion of reducing social and economic decisions to market forces

Tareq Ramadan: The Politics of Energy and the Destabilization of Palestine

The 1.8 million Palestinian inhabitants there are essentially trapped in the world’s largest convertible jail cell

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Dahr Jamail: Open Source Farming

A cutting-edge farming technique that dramatically increases produce yields from a design engineer in Port Townsend, Washington, may well already be filling a critical void

Juan Cole: Climate Change, Dirty Natural Gas, and the Gaza War

Israeli officials have in the past admitted that they won’t let Gaza’s offshore gas be developed because some of the revenue would go to Hamas

Michael Leonardi: Don’t Drink the Water!

The aquapocalypse in Toledo, Ohio is now entering its third day

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Vandana Shiva: Fine print of the food wars

PR pieces in Forbes and the New Yorker cannot stop the awakening of millions of farmers and consumers to the very real dangers of genetically-modified organisms in our food

Suzanne McGee: Companies Proclaim Water the Next Oil

Mammoth companies are trying to collect water that all life needs and charge for it as they would for other natural resources

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Chip Ward: The Original Geo-Engineers

Or How to Save the Iconic West from the Cow

Naomi Oreskes: Wishful Thinking About Natural Gas

Why fossil fuels can’t solve the problems created by fossil fuels

Ellen Dannin: Water Wars and Creeping Privatization

Given the era we live in, it should come as no surprise that legislation as important – and as potentially lucrative – as the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) includes opportunities for privatization

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