Conversations with people… and encounters with ideas… that are re-inventing the world.


South American Stories (2): Reclaiming the Riachuelo

Posted on Feb 3, 2014 | 0 comments

The basin of the Riachuelo river in Buenos Aires is home to nearly five million people, and it has been polluted for 500 years, ever since the Spanish first erected tanneries on its banks. Until 2004, nobody expected any change in that situation. As the new millennium began, the river’s surface was matted with debris, and the river was littered with 53...

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Fifty Interviews — and much, much more!

Posted on Nov 16, 2013 | 0 comments

That’s right: since launching the site in 2010, we’ve published fifty interviews – and three special presentations as well, a concert and two documentaries. You haven’t heard much from us lately not because we had nothing to say, but because we’ve been too busy to say it. The fiftieth interview, just posted on the site, is with John Borrows,...

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Water Courses

Posted on Nov 19, 2010 | 0 comments

WATER COURSES (Reprinted from Equinox magazine, 1990) by Silver Donald Cameron   "I saw a graveyard of ships rotting in the dried-up seabed," writes Sandra Postel in Pillar of Sand, her new book on the world’s water problems. "I stood on a seaside bluff outside the old port town of Mynak, but I saw no water – the coastline and the sea...

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