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We’re Drinking the Same Water as Cleopatra. Is It as Clean?

Did you get a drink or throw in a load of laundry before starting to read this blog? You probably could have, given the easy access most of us who live in developed countries have to clean water. One person of every three on the planet today isn’t nearly so fortunate, according to the International Water Management […]

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What is the Oil Spill Doing to Flipper?

On a recent trip to Australia, I had the good fortune to spend a day scuba diving and snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef. From above, the water appeared blue, calm, and seemingly empty. But as soon as I dipped below the surface, I was amazed. As far as the eye could see, the underwater world teemed with animals. […]

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Oil has got to go. Now!

When are we going to stop pretending we can live with the consequences of drilling and burning oil? Why don't we ask the eleven people who were killed when the oil rig they were working on exploded last week in the Gulf of Mexico? Or the fishermen whose livelihoods are about to be destroyed by […]

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