Tasha Eichenseher

The Colorado River IS Running Dry

By Jonathan Waterman During a recent discussion of water at the Aspen Institute’s Environment Forum In Colorado, former Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt told a packed house: “The American Southwest is not one of those regions where there ...

Clean Energy the Solution to Western U.S. Water Woes

Cleaner energy sources could help solve Western U.S. water shortages, according to a report released this month by the nonprofit Western Resource Advocates. In many arid western states, water is already a precious commodity rationed among farmers, cities, recreational ...

Cousteau’s Granddaughter Gives Water a Voice

Alexandra Cousteau, Jacques’ granddaughter, and a National Geographic Emerging Explorer, can be found these days crisscrossing the country in a biodiesel-fueled bus decorated with decals and logos about water. Not the ocean water her grandfather so brilliantly explored with his ...

Passing the Point of “Peak Water” Means Paying More for H2O

We have passed the point of “peak water”–or the end of cheap, easy-to-access water–in several places around the globe, experts say. Those places include the Great Plains in the southern and central U.S., California’s Central Valley, ...

Picturing a World Without Water

A WaterAid photo montage for their campaign to End Water Poverty recently caught my eye. The image was released at the end of last month during the first annual meeting, in Washington, D.C., of the United Nation’s (UN) ...

Dispatches From World Water Day in Nairobi: Water By the Numbers

If you’re looking for ways to invest your money in 2010, you’ll get a return on companies building wastewater treatment plants, according to United Nations (UN) experts speaking to journalists gathered today at UN offices in Nairobi, Kenya. Satinder ...

Sustainable Seduction

Green Guide writer Eliza Barclay lays out plans for a sultry green Valentine’s Day. Read her tips on certifiably sustainable oysters, organic and upcycled couture lingerie, Earth-friendly and chemical-free foreplay, and more. Then read our wine and chocolate buying ...

Car Exhaust Linked to Thickening Arteries

An international team of researchers based at the University of California at Berkeley have linked exposure to car exhaust with thickening arteries, adding a new item to the list of health problems caused by car pollution. The study involved almost 1,500 ...

Demystifying De-Icers

Since we are still under several feet of snow here at National Geographic headquarters in Washington, DC, with more snow on the way, now is as good a time as any to talk about the chemicals used to de-ice the ...

Sustainable Sun in Costa Rica, India, and the Virgin Islands

Nearly 200 sustainable tourism experts are gathered today at National Geographic for the second annual Geotourism Change Summit. Coming out of the summit is a trustworthy list of top sustainable-travel destinations and providers. So, if you are planning a midwinter escape, ...

The New Green Apple (iPad) Tablet Computer

The much-hyped Apple tablet, called the iPad, was revealed today, and… it may be your greenest option yet if you’re in the market for a tablet computer, e-reader, netbook, or smartbook. At the launch, Apple CEO Steve Jobs pointed ...