Bottled water creates its own share of pollution - the production of plastic bottles requires millions of barrels of oil per year and the transportation of bottled water from its source to stores releases thousands of tons of carbon dioxide.
Surviving Progress presents the story of human advancement as awe-inspiring and double-edged. It reveals the grave risk of running the 21st century’s software — our know-how — on the ancient hardware of our primate brain which hasn’t been upgraded in 50,000 years.
Beth Ripper: "We should all be taking more responsibility for the waste associated with our sport, so I hope that by reading this it will encourage paddlers from all disciplines to think about options for disposing of their plastic kayaks in a sustainable way and encourage manufacturers, suppliers and retailers to realise the commercial benefits associated with minimising waste and encouraging recycling."
Life originates from the sea. The measure of salt in our blood is the same as the Ocean's. The Ocean is the largest place on earth, it covers 70% of the earth's surface.
Earlier this month, officials in the South Pacific island nation of Tuvalu had to confront a pretty dire problem: they were running out of water. Due to a severe and lasting drought, water reserves in this country of 11,000 people had dwindled to just a few days' worth.
Follow Roy McPure as he walks you through his vision for damming whitewater rivers to generate a little electricity and make money. Support for small or "run-of-river" dams is seeing an increase as people explore new ways of making money with old ways of making electricity in an era of climate change related tax incentives.