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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 R. Edward Grumbine / On February 14th, 2011

The central government’s seven-year moratorium on dam building in the Nujiang (“Angry River”) watershed is soon to be lifted and China’s last wild river will be wild no more. Last week, the Chinese National Energy Administration announced that hydropower...

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By Peter Gleick / On November 30th, 2010

Fiji Water, one of the world's most well-promoted brands of bottled water, is also one of the most secretive and private. Owned by Lynda and Stewart Resnick, the increasingly controversial Southern California billionaires, Fiji Water is a symbol of both...

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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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By Admin / On December 10th, 2009

Peter Gleick describes the history of the Water Conflict Chronology and the bottom line for water resources:

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By Robert B. Gramling / On October 23rd, 2009

Between 1958 and 1968 the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dug the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet (MRGO)—pronounced as Mister Go. The outlet was a huge canal with an original bottom width of 500' and a depth of 36'. It was designed to bring shipping into...

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