No. 1, 2007

Lieutenant General Carl Strock: A General’s Journey From Katrina & Iraq to Sustainability

Lieutenant General Carl Strock: A General’s Journey From Katrina & Iraq to Sustainability

Upon first glance, Lieutenant General (LTG) Carl A. Strock, the 51st Chief of Engineers and Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), doesn’t embody the stereotypical retirement story – no frocks of white hair, no wrinkled visage. To the contrary, Strock’s youthful appearance, tanned skin and short, well-kept, darkened-blond hair all defy the classic retirement story. Nevertheless, Strock retired on May 17, 2007, in a ceremony hosted by General Georg...

Humbled in the Face of Water: A World-Wide Water Shortage

Humbled in the Face of Water: A World-Wide Water Shortage

What if a substantial portion of the world’s population could not obtain a sufficient amount of drinkable water on a daily basis? Would this be a global crisis? Should the problem take precedence over other international issues such as education, trade policies or even world hunger? The answer is “yes” because, according to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Fact Sheet, humans can live approximately 30 days without food but only 7 days without water. H2O i...

America’s Forests: An Important First Step in Combating Climate Change

America’s Forests: An Important First Step in Combating Climate Change

America’s forests are enchantingly beautiful and mysteriously engaging. They cast a spell over anyone who enters their kingdom by exerting a magical power unequaled in nature and by creating a presence so commanding that the rest of the natural world bows to it. No one who truly ventures into forests escapes their mesmerizing aura or captivating spell. American Indians have always known the true power of forests, as have a group of devoted, educated caretakers known ...

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