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Mar 5, 2013

Uruguay's 'poor' president is a unique leader

David Suzuki
Uruguay's President Jose Mujica has few possessions, donates most of his salary to small businesses and the poor, and lives in a ramshackle farmhouse with his wife. But don't call him "poor"!
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Jul 14, 2012

Rio minus twenty: Too little, too late

Ben Powless
The Rio+20 Earth Summit has been called too little, too late, but there may be some positive developments from social movements that met during the talks.
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Jun 27, 2012

Connecting the dots from Ontario to Rio

David Suzuki
The first Rio Earth Summit failed in many ways, but it led to important policies and laws, including Ontario's Endangered Species Act.
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Jun 22, 2012

The global water crisis demands a paradigm shift

Maude Barlow and Meera Karunananthan
Gandhi said it best: "the Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not enough to satisfy every man's greed." This is truer of the world's freshwater supply now than ever before.
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Jan 29, 2012

The threat of Rio+20 to water

Brent Patterson
I am in Porto Alegre, Brazil, with Blue Planet Project organizer Anil Naidoo for a Thematic Social Forum (titled "Capitalist Crisis, Social and Environmental Justice").
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