California Drought

Cow's Milk Comes At An Environmental Cost

Élise Desaulniers | Posted 11.01.2015 | Canada Living
Élise Desaulniers

When we compare the water footprint of soy milk and cow's milk, we find that the water production footprint of one litre of cow's milk is more than three times that of soy milk. Replacing cow's milk with soy milk would not only be a good thing for water preservation, it's also a wise choice to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Humans Are Using Water Faster Than Earth Can Replenish It

The Huffington Post | Evan Pang | Posted 06.18.2015 | Canada Impact

Almost one third of the planet’s largest groundwater basins are being rapidly depleted, according to a report from NASA this week. The studies ci...

This World Water Day, a Recovery Plan Is More Important Than Ever

Maude Barlow | Posted 05.22.2015 | Canada Impact
Maude Barlow

Twenty-two years ago, the United Nations General Assembly declared March 22 to be World Water Day. In a world is facing a severe and growing water crisis without a roadmap, this day is more important than ever. Our collective abuse of water has caused the planet to enter "a new geologic age" -- a "planetary transformation" akin to the retreat of the glaciers more than 11,000 years ago. This is according to 500 renowned scientists brought together in Bonn at the invitation of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on May 2013.

► Matt Damon's Ice Bucket Challenge Might Be The Most Important One Yet

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.25.2014 | Canada Impact

The ALS ice bucket challenge may have raised millions across Canada and in the U.S. over the last few weeks but it's also attracted critics who've pan...

Droughts Stings Honey Industry

CP | Terence Chea, The Associated Press | Posted 10.20.2014 | Canada Business

LOS BANOS, Calif. - California's record drought hasn't been sweet to honeybees, and it's creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers.T...