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Water-Energy-Food Security in the Context of Mining


Water-energy-food Water, energy and food (WEF) security are critical to human well-being and include aspects of supply, demand and access to these three necessary components. Large-scale development [...]

Taking Stock: A brief analysis of the UN Sustainable Development Summit


As world leaders gathered from 25 to 27 September 2015 at the United Nations summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda in New [...]

The Daily Climate

Alaska seeks federal money to move a village threatened by climate change.


One of the most eroded Native Alaskan villages on the state’s coast is being considered as a possible national model for moving entire communities whose [...]

More California winemakers using less water to grow grapes.


The grape vines that grower Frank Leeds tends in Napa Valley stand among the unheralded heroes of California’s drought.

Living on Earth

Living on Earth: October 2, 2015


Shell Oil Backs Down / The Pathway to Paris / Invasives Threaten Native Grasslands in the Pacific Northwest / Beyond the Headlines / Amazon Tribe [...]

Living on Earth: September 25, 2015


The Pope at Congress: Care for Nature and the Poor / Louisiana’s Swamp Defenders / The Federal Conservation Fund Endangered / BirdNote: Voices of Our [...]

Shale in the United States


Over the past decade, the combination of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing has provided access to large volumes of oil and natural gas that were [...]

How much U.S. electricity is generated from renewable energy?


U.S. power plants used renewable energy sources, including water (hydroelectric), wind, biomass wood and waste, geothermal, and solar, to generate about 13% of the electricity [...]

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