Sunday is World Water Day, so bloggers are highlighting water issues:
- Ronnie Cohen at NRDC’s Switchboard and Kevin Ferguson at Gristmill report from the World Water Forum, which is going on this week in Istanbul.
- Melanie Nakagawa, also at Switchboard, emphasizes the economic benefits that clean water investments yield.
- Robert Stavins, also at Gristmill, suggests approaching water management as an economic problem, and corrects some misperceptions about water pricing.
Andrew Revkin at Dot Earth reports that the Senate has confirmed John Holdren as Obama’s science advisor and Jane Lubchenco as NOAA administrator.
Tom Philpott at Gristmill supports legislation that would reduce the use of antibiotics in livestock operations.
Sarah Rubenstein at WSJ’s Health Blog alerts us to news about AstraZeneca failing to disclose information about side effects from its antipsychotic Seroquel.
Merrill Goozner at GoozNews adds a personal angle to the latest findings about prostate cancer treatment and survival rates.
Olga Naidenko at Enviroblog explores the problem of PFOA leaching from packaging into food.
Kim Knowlton at NRDC’s Switchboard advocates for better preparation for the health impacts of climate change.
Bill Brieger at Malaria Matters highlights an important question for malaria treatment: who will grow all of the plants that supply artemisinin, a raw material in anti-malarial drugs?