Category Archives: Water

“If it’s yellow, let it mellow…

… if it’s brown, flush it down.” This phrase was shown on large signboards in New York during a water shortage in the late 1940s, when I lived in Brooklyn. Ever since, I have been aware of the way I … Continue reading

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A 100-Year Lust for Petroleum Brings the Middle East to the Brink of a Water Crisis

The title of this article is my construction from what I learned, yesterday, at a valuable presentation of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), augmented by some other history and writings from this part of the world. The title … Continue reading

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