Blue Planet Run: The Race to Provide Safe Drinking Water to by Rick Smolan

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By Rick Smolan

From the creators of the hugely acclaimed manhattan occasions best-selling Day within the lifestyles and the United States 24/7 sequence, Rick Smolan and Jennifer Erwitt, Blue Planet Run offers readers with a desirable and thought-provoking examine the water difficulties dealing with humanity on each continent, in addition to many of the hopeful suggestions and brave “water heroes” curious about assuaging this concern. The large-format quantity positive factors greater than 250 pictures via the world’s best photojournalists, illustrations by means of major infographic artist Nigel Holmes, and provocative essays via Diane Ackerman (A average background of the Senses), environmental leaders Paul Hawken and invoice McKibben, reporters Michael Specter and Jeffrey Rothfeder, Emmy Award-winning television broadcaster Mike Cerre, Michael Malone, of ABC information and inventor Dean Kamen (the Segway scooter). Advisors and employees comprise Phillip Moffitt, former editor and proprietor of Esquire journal and Stephen Petranek, former editor-in-chief of notice magazine.Blue Planet Run highlights the very important contributions of nonprofits around the globe, together with the groundbreaking paintings of the Blue Planet Run origin, which seeks to supply secure ingesting water to two hundred million humans by means of 2027. The booklet contains assurance of the 2007 Blue Planet Run, an extraordinary, continuous, around-the-world relay race designed as a warning sign to the realm. Twenty-one runners, representing thirteen nations, begun the race on June 1, 2007, on the United countries and concluded in manhattan urban on September four, 2007, having rotated the Earth in exactly ninety five days whereas operating over 15,000 miles throughout sixteen international locations in Europe, Asia and North the United States.

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Like most houses in the village, the floor is made of dirt, and steel bars in the windows do little to block the cold wind. A faded red bed frame sits in a corner of the main room, and dusty ceramic dishes are neatly stacked in a row on a woven Xue Huaqi is prepared for radiation treatment at Shenqiu County Hospital. Xue, 64, has lung cancer that has spread to his brain. His records indicate the areas that will be targeted in the treatment. Stephen Voss mat by the door. This house, however, is empty, left behind by an entire family that died of cancer.

Edward Burtynsky Indian dam protesters and local homeowners stand prepared to drown themselves as waters rise from monsoon rains, flooding homes on the banks of the Narmada River in 1997. The government plans to build 30 large dams and thousands of smaller ones to provide water and electricity for the booming nation. But the Save the Narmada Movement, which has campaigned against the dams for 20 years, says the government is choosing to ignore the interests of thousands of poor people whose homes will be flooded in the state of Madhya Pradesh without proper compensation.

And as the founder of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), Kamen hopes to instill his excitement for the prospects and promises of technology in the next generation of innovators. Jason Grow 78 Blue Planet Run Poisoning the Well 79 When a crisis seems too big to solve, the real problem may be that we are applying the Clearly, the strategies have failed. But if national governments and giant international institutions, wrong solution. regional bureaucrats and community leaders can’t find the answer, who can?

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