Environment Forum

Is the U.S. West going the way of parched Australia?

March 10, 2009

The drought-induced infernos which ravaged parts of Australia earlier this year may be a harbinger of the water challenges coming to the American West.

Are wildlife and water replacing oil and cattle in Texas?

March 9, 2009

Frates Seeligson is one of many ranchers contending with an historic drought in the hard heart of Texas. You can seeĀ a report on the situation by myself and photographer Jessica Rinaldi here.

‘Borrowing’ water, Chinese style

February 27, 2009

“The south has plenty of water and the north lacks it, so if possible why not borrow some?” China’s revolutionary communist leader Mao ZedongĀ said in 1952.

Coke sets targets for cuts in water, emissions

October 30, 2008

Coca-Cola is the latest American brand working to improve its environmental credentials with a sweeping new program that pledges to improve water efficiency and reduce carbon dioxide emissions throughout its massive global system.