(1) The recently outed lead (Pb) contaminated water “find”/”event” in Michigan; the previously – and generally forgotten (2) Toledo Water crisis – An algal toxin in Lake Erie contaminated the drinking water used by Toledo and many of its suburbs in August, 2014. It prompted a “do not drink” advisory for parts of three days and fueled… Read More


Brazil drought: water rationing alone won’t save Sao Paulo     Every inhabited continent, to varying degrees, has areas where there is extremely high water stress. These are areas where more than 80% of the local water supply is withdrawn by businesses, farmers, residents and other consumers every year. These so-called stressed areas are also… Read More


A recent World Resources Institute (WRI) study finds that water supplies across the Middle East will deteriorate over 25 years, threatening economic growth and national security and forcing more people to move to already overcrowded cities.  (http://www.wri.org/blog/2015/08/ranking-world%E2%80% 99s-most-water-stressed-countries-2040) The region, is home to over 350 million people, is beginning to recover from a series of… Read More


See e.g., Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc., ___ U.S. ___, 133 S.Ct. 2107, 186 L.Ed.2d 124 (2013). (Scalia J. dissenting). (“I join the judgment of the Court, and all of its opinion except Part I–A and some portions of the rest of the opinion going into fine details of molecular biology. I… Read More


  The present entry addresses the issue of the sharing or allocation of transboundary water in today’s drought-filled climate impacted era. It is premised on a simple and irrefutable truth: essentially, the leaders of most of the States of the Union and nation-states have failed to put to use that which they learned or should… Read More


  The issue of the sharing or allocation of transboundary water in today’s drought-filled climate impacted era, is a critical one.  It is premised on a simple and irrefutable truth: essentially, the leaders of most of the States of the Union and nation-states have failed to put to use that which they learned or should… Read More


  California’s Mountains Are Ablaze and there’s no Water to Quench the Fire On an early February afternoon in 2015, the side of a mountain southeast of Newburgh, California is ablaze. It resembles Moses’ burning bush – but here, the blaze consumed the forest. This is summer weather. Nevertheless, it is the dead of winter;… Read More


Climate Change Could Push Staple Food Prices Up 130% – study Report warning comes as many countries fear instability caused by rising food prices and shortages _Suzanne Goldberg, US environment correspondent guardian.co.uk Zambian farmer Amelia Nyundo in a field of maize which failed to grow due to drought: Maize shortages in sub-Saharan Africa could push prices up.… Read More