Husband the earths’ resources, you don’t own it

For millennia, humans have harnessed rivers, built dams, and dug wells to quench our growing civilization. Now, for the first time, we have a picture of what all those generations have wrought on our blue planet’s most defining resource. Newly analyzed data from groundwater-detecting satellites “reveals a clear human fingerprint on the global water cycle,”…

via We can now see how humans have altered Earth’s water resources — Grist

A Busted Global Atmosphere

Anderson Jibas, the mayor of Bikini Atoll, has for years wanted to assert his nation’s financial independence from the United States. And late last year, he found an unlikely ally in his battle: the Trump administration. At the end of last year, the Department of the Interior released $59 million to the Bikini government to…

via The U.S. forced Bikini Islanders to deal with nuclear tests and climate change. Now, it’s walking away. — Grist

Americas’ poisoned water

The national and international recognition for the “heroes” of the Flint Water Crisis continued Monday as LeeAnne Walters was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize. Each year, the prize recognizes the efforts of grassroots activists from around the globe. The selection committee hailed Walters for her dogged determination in testing the lead-contaminated water that was poisoning…

via The Goldman Prize missed the black heroes of Flint — just like the media did — Grist