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Book Shelf, Book 2 — Water: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization

 

Water: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization

By Steven Solomon
Harper, $27.99

Reviewed by CAROLYN JOHNSEN

In this massive, 608-page book, journalist Steven Solomon traces the history of Earth's civilizations through their uses of water and issues warnings about the effects of water scarcity on contemporary societies.

SEJ's 2010 Award Winners for Reporting on the Environment

The Society of Environmental Journalists' winners of the 2009-2010 Awards for Reporting on the Environment will be honored Oct. 13 at a gala in the University Center, University of Montana, Missoula, on the first day of SEJ's 20th annual conference.

SEJ's journalism contest is the world's largest and most comprehensive awards for journalism on environmental topics.

Feds: People Can Take Photos Outside Court Houses

Photojournalists doing environmental stories have been harassed and blocked by federal police for a decade or more when they try to take pictures of federal facilities from public spaces. Now, under a court settlement, the federal government is publicly acknowledging that it is acting illegally when it does this.

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