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By Meghan Bartels / On June 20th, 2014

Water shapes every aspect of our lives, but how many of us know where our water comes from or who decides how it's distributed? In his new book, Chasing Water, Brian...

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By Brian Richter / On June 9th, 2014

The Murray River near Renmark, Australia. (Photograph by Brian Richter)

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By Admin / On October 23rd, 2013

Today's staff pick, Bottled and Sold, comes from our Production Assistant, Caroline Sperry.

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By Admin / On July 15th, 2013

Lester Brown of The Observer and Preside of the Earth Policy Institute explores the future of agriculture as our dependence on water hits its peak.  Peak oil has generated headlines in recent years, but the real threat to our future is...

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By Admin / On June 21st, 2013

Here's another important book to add to your summer reading list: Unquenchable by Robert Glennon. Named a "Top Ten Environmental Book of 2009" by Mother Nature...

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By Admin / On October 19th, 2012

This week’s selection is from Wade Davis’ brand-new book, River Notes. Here's what author...

By Jason Leppig / On May 7th, 2012

Island Press authors Peter Gleick and Robert Glennon lend their expertise to this new movie about our most...

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By Admin / On February 11th, 2010

On his City Brights blog, Bottled and Sold author Peter Gleick writes: In the latest skirmish in the war on tap water, the sports arena that hosts the...

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By Admin / On January 14th, 2010

Peter Gleick on the earthquake crisis in Haiti: I urge people to make donations to whatever organizations they trust to deliver help. I've donated to the American Red Cross and...

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