Events are moving rapidly to establish the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River as a carbon corridor for a newly aggressive North American energy industry. This poses the greatest threat yet to these waters.
Extreme energy projects such as fracking, tar sands oil pipelines and shipments and nuclear waste dumps are putting the Great Lakes in peril.
Canadian mining company Pacific Rim is currently suing El Salvador for protecting its environment by denying the company a permit for a cyanide-leach gold mine that threatens to poison half the country’s water source For more information on El Salvador’s struggle to protects its environment against foreign mining and the legal challenge by Vancouver-based Pacific [...]
The World Social Forum brought together an estimated 70,000 activists from around the world to Tunisia from March 26-30. Water Justice Day On March 25 in Tunis as a precursor to the World Social Forum the Blue Planet Project and more than a dozen allies including Food and Water Watch, the European Water Movement, Focus [...]
The UN right to water resolutions present an incredible opportunity for communities and groups around the world. It is not often that a new right is recognized at the United Nations, especially around an issue that is as increasingly political and urgent as the global water crisis. The right to water and sanitation resolutions are living documents waiting to be used for transformational change around the world. However, they will be only as meaningful as people and communities make them. The challenge now is ours