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[22 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]
Peace Is Green!

Gail Montplaisir
Peace X Peace Board Member
USA
War and its attendant environmental destruction throws nature out of balance and causes us to lose plants and trees, lowers air quality, and generally lowers the ability of humankind to live and prosper.
We know that the long war in Afghanistan, for example, has destroyed much of the tree canopy, leading to an environmental disaster and desert creep. People in Iraq and other wartorn countries live for years with live mines, dust and dirt in the air and in their homes, and the terribly serious problem …

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[22 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]
The Environment Deserves Top-Notch Lawyers

Russell B. Stevenson, Jr.
Peace X Peace Board Member
USA
“They told him, ‘Yes, we ignore the rule,’ and he said, ‘We will follow it from now on.’ ”
Russ Stevenson is an active member of the Peace X Peace Board of Directors. He is also the Founder and Executive Director of the Chesapeake Legal Alliance, working to preserve the largest estuary in the United States and the 3,600 species it contains. Click this link for an overview of the Chesapeake Bay’s significance and its environmental challenges.
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As the time neared for me to retire …

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[13 Apr 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
Tap Into Global H2O Action

Claire Charamnac and Renata Moniaga
Georgetown University, United States
“There are ways for Georgetown students to be proactive in combating the global water crisis. First, we can turn off the tap when we brush our teeth or shave our faces (or legs). Second, we can spread the word. The more people who are aware of the crisis, and the simple ways that they can help alleviate it, the bigger an impact our efforts will have.”
Odorless, colorless and tasteless, water is the basic building …

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[8 Apr 2010 | One Comment | ]
Water: Simple Solutions to the Crisis

Dawn Winston
United States
Google runs ads next to emails using keywords from the email itself. On the side of one email I recently received ran this ad: “It’s gotten so bad that the UN has forecast two thirds of the world’s population will live in areas that are water-stressed by 2030. Hundreds of billions of dollars will be spent to avoid this crisis. And savvy investors will make a fortune.”
The water crisis is here. It is an essential problem to solve, not an opportunity to profit. Currently 0.63% of …