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California Harvest Much Smaller Than Normal Across Crops

California Harvest Much Smaller Than Normal Across Crops
It’s harvest time in much of California, and the signs of drought are almost as abundant as the fruits and nuts and vegetables. By Dale Kasler Originally published in the Sacramento Bee One commodity after another is feeling the impact of the state’s epic water shortage. The great Sacramento Valley rice crop, served in sushi restaurants nationwide and exported to Asia, will be smaller than usual. Fewer grapes will be available to produce ... Read more

Will Detroit’s Water be Privatized or Recognized as Commons?

Will Detroit’s Water be Privatized or Recognized as Commons?
When it comes to a person’s fundamental needs being met - nothing is more basic and human, than to share. Right now the people of Detroit are being attacked by an unelected regime that represents the interests of the banks and large corporations. Their latest campaign has been to turn residents’ water off. Approximately300,000 people shut off from water, because this makes sense in their corporate model. Detroiters sharing with neighbors ... Read more

Fracking Could Cause People to Die of Thirst

Fracking Could Cause People to Die of Thirst
You cannot live without water, but the fossil fuel industry is counting on squeezing the last drop out of the Earth to extract oil and natural gas. On March 21, Bloomberg news ran an article, "Global Energy Thirst Threatens Water Supplies, UN Says." It's rather grim to foresee that when the fresh water runs out or becomes too polluted to drink -- and desalination plants can only provide a small portion of drinking water -- the only option ... Read more

Data Shows All of Earth’s Systems in Rapid Decline

By Stephen Leahy IPS, July 30, 2011 UXBRIDGE, Canada, Jul 29, 2011 (IPS) – Protecting bits of nature here and there will not prevent humanity from losing our life support system. Even if areas dedicated to conserving plants, animals, and other species that provide Earth’s life support system increased tenfold, it would not be enough without dealing with the big issues of the 21st century: population, overconsumption and ... Read more