Crawford Kilian
The Capilano reservoir in North Vancouver is contained by the Cleveland Dam. Despite appearances of plentiful water supply, journalist Tim Smedley warns many places in the world are headed for extreme scarcity. Photo via Shutterstock.

May 23, 2024

Tim Smedley’s new book documents the growing global crisis and ways to stave off the worst.

Aniruddha Ghosal
Workers scoop paddy rice into the mouth of a vacuum tube on a boat for processing at Hoang Minh Nhat, a rice export company in Can Tho, Vietnam, on Friday, Jan. 26, 2024. AP Photo/Jae C. Hong

Apr. 23, 2023

LONG AN, Vietnam (AP) — There is one thing that distinguishes 60-year-old Vo Van Van’s rice fields from a mosaic of thousands of other emerald fields across Long An province in southern Vietnam’s Mekong Delta: It isn’t entirely flooded.

That and the giant drone, its wingspan similar to that of an eagle, chuffing high above as it rains organic fertilizer onto the knee-high rice seedlings billowing below.

Ranchers and other participants gather to observe cattle grazing at the Soil Health Academy which teaches regenerative agriculture techniques, in Cimarron, New Mexico on June 1, 2022.PHOTOGRAPH: MARIO TAMA/GETTY IMAGES
Apr. 18, 2024

Farmers around the world are reigniting the less intensive agricultural practices of yesteryear—to improve soil health, raise yields, and trap carbon in the atmosphere back down in the soil.

The Last Farm, originally published by Adapt : Survive : Prevail
Ram pump

Apr. 17, 2024

We don’t need high-tech innovation to create a sustainable future for humanity. In fact, all the tech we need to regenerate our ecosystem and provide a good life for all already exists. In the interest of exploring the already-existing technology of the ecological future, I’ve written about three of my favorites.

Raf Casert
Farmers Rebel in Europe, Far Right Stokes the Flames

Apr. 18, 2024

ANDEREN, Netherlands (AP) — Inside the barn on the flat fields of the northern Netherlands, Jos Ubels cradles a newborn Blonde d’Aquitaine calf, the latest addition to his herd of over 300 dairy cattle.

Little could be more idyllic.

Little, says Ubels, could be more under threat.

Andrew Nikiforuk
Efficient irrigation systems have not conserved water but encouraged the expansion of irrigated land, resulting in more havoc with the global water system. Image via Shutterstock.

Apr. 11, 2024

Two recent studies show human activity is drying up the planet’s lakes, rivers and aquifers.

“When you drink the water, remember the spring.”
— Ancient Chinese proverb

Andrew Nikiforuk
John Pomeroy crunched sobering data. ‘It’s going to make it challenging to decide who gets the water, when do they get it and who can’t have it.’ Photo via University of Saskatchewan.

Apr. 3, 2024

The noted hydrologist projects a harsh shift in the region’s climate and water supply.

David Fridley, Richard Heinberg
Solar panels in Oregon vineyard
March 15, 2024
originally published by Independent Media Institute

Radical societal transformation is inevitable; a plan could make a difference between catastrophe and progress.



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