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Planet Forward
Our Hidden Water Footprint Salon earlier this month brought together farmers, businesses, and storytellers to discuss solutions to the global water crisis. 
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Joshua Jackson, researcher at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, explained that heightened ecological threats like drought or famine could lead to more intolerant societies with stricter cultural norms. (Janice Cantieri/Medill)

Northwestern University
Rising extremes of droughts, floods or food shortages can reduce a country’s political stability and cultural tolerance, warned scientists at the American Association for the Advancements of Science conference in Boston.

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Nexus Media
Rising temperatures are turning farming into a high-wire tightrope act. In a hotter, drier, more volatile world, growers have little room to make mistakes, and agricultural know-how is quickly becoming a prized commodity.
Columbia University
Francesco Fiondella, Planet Forward board member and head of communications at the Earth Institute at Columbia University, visited Kenya to learn how the community makes climate resilient choices.
Planet Forward
As vital climate talks are conducted in Paris, citizens, scientists and others are inventing new ways to "move the planet forward."
Planet Forward
One of the worst environmental disasters in history wasn’t the result of a superstorm, an earthquake or a fuel spill.
Senior Writer, Planet Forward
Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés had recently vanquished Mexico the last time California’s snowpack was as low as it is today. The Sierra Nevada mountains, which provides the parched state with up to a third of its water supply, is at its lowest... Read More
Bob Perciasepe: Advocating action on climate change
Bob Perciasepe: Advocating action on climate change
Digital Media Producer, Planet Forward
On June 10, 2015, senior administration officials joined Federal sustainability stakeholders to discuss the administration's executive order on climate change and the path forward at the 2015 GreenGov Symposium. Planet Forward's Devin Greene was... Read More
The George Washington University
How does desalination technology answer the need for water in California and why is it not used exclusively as the state's drought stretches on?
Digital Media Producer, Planet Forward
Interstellar posed a lot of interesting questions, and it turns out some scientists take these questions as seriously as potheads do. What are some of the real threats to life on Earth? Where do we go when life here becomes unsustainable? What... Read More

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