Tasha Eichenseher

UPDATE: On Monday, August 27, a Brazilian Supreme Court judge lifted a suspension on Belo Monte construction, according to Reuters.  Earlier this month, a district court put development of the multi-billion-dollar hydroelectric project on hold, saying government approval of the project violated the constitution and other agreements. Belo Monte advocates had expressed concern over finishing…

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This post is part of a National Geographic website and news series on global water issues. When temperatures dropped to one degree Fahrenheit and my pipes froze this week, I was reminded of how lucky we are, under most circumstances, to be able to turn a valve and watch copious amounts of clean water flow…

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  Shannon Switzer—a savvy surfer, diver, sailor, writer, photographer, and conservationist based in San Diego—goes to adventurous extremes to help people make the often-ignored environmental and public health connections between inland surface waters and her beloved ocean. For a recent photography project, Switzer trekked and documented large segments of the four biggest rivers in San…

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Today the smiling Irish and those who imbibe with them will drink about 1 percent of the total amount of beer consumed annually, according to Consumer Reports and market research. How much beer is that exactly? Marketing firm Canadean has said that global beer consumption will top 2 billion hectoliters (52.8 billion gallons) by 2013….

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