Tag Archives: Water

Water, Water, Everywhere…

Water is obviously a vital resource.  Is it too vital for markets to handle its pricing?   In Texas, Allan Ritter, a Republican and chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, proposed bills that would withdraw $2 billion from the state’s Rainy Day Fund to establish a water infrastructure bank that would lend money for  Continue Reading »

Peru and “Peak Water”

Peru has the largest mass of tropical glaciers in the world, mostly part of the Cordillera Blanca. Studies have indicated that the glacier mass has shrunk 20-30 percent since 1970 and is currently decreasing by 3 percent per year and the decline is accelerating.   Most importantly, the Santa River which receives water from the  Continue Reading »

Is Red China Turning Green?

When Beijing officials took a closer look at the economic costs of environmental damage in China, they were surprised to learn that such degradation was lowering the country’s overall GDP anywhere from 3 to 10 percent annually.   That realization spurred action, and now China is the world’s leading practitioner of what is called the  Continue Reading »