Wells dry up, crops imperiled, farm workers in limbo as California drought grips San Joaquin Valley

As yet another season of drought returns to California, the mood has grown increasingly grim across the vast and fertile San Joaquin Valley.

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17 young people on the moment the climate crisis became real to them

From watching ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ to living through Superstorm Sandy.

Russia under pressure as thousands in Crimea ration water

Moscow is under increased pressure as thousands in Crimea have been rationing water for months due to a Ukrainian water blockade.


We now treat half the world's wastewater – and we can make inroads into the other half

Water treatment rates vary drastically across the world, and are especially low in many developing countries, challenges further compounded by rapid population growth and industrialization.


A water crisis: How climate change affects our health

Philtino in South Africa and Shivday in India are already living with the reality of drought and flooding. We look at how their communities, and so many others are dealing with a lack of clean water.


Harvesting rainwater in a desert city

Tucson, Arizona, is giving residents financial incentives to harvest their rainwater as the desert city works to become carbon neutral by 2030.

California's lakes are not 'magic ponds'

Young environmental activists from Extinction Rebellion rally for clean water in downtown Los Angeles.

New report underscores the risks of lead in water, especially to bottle-fed babies

A new report by Healthy Babies Bright Futures underscores the risks of lead in water. Black infants are particularly vulnerable. Here's how consumers can protect themselves and their families.


David F. Coursen: A neglected environmental justice issue: indoor plumbing

Access to clean water and sanitation is also a crucial environmental justice issue, but it is neglected in current policy and funding.

After a years-long crisis, the lead levels in Pittsburgh’s water finally meet federal compliance

For the first time in four years, the lead levels in Pittsburgh’s drinking water are compliant with federal standards.

In India, there's water everywhere, and nowhere

A 2,400-mile trek across India reveals the allure of its sacred rivers—and a crisis that threatens a way of life.

A long-simmering water battle comes to a boil in Southern California

The Colorado makes life possible in the American West and nowhere is that more true than California's Imperial Valley.


A water crisis looms for 270 million people as South Asia’s glaciers shrink

Melting ice is crucial to the thirsty Indus River region. But now the flow is projected to decline, posing risks for agriculture and a growing population.

Afghanistan hires lockdown jobless to boost Kabul's water, trees

The government aims to tackle both the economic fallout from COVID-19 and the capital's shrinking water supply.

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Climate change, chaos, and cannibalism

Forty eight years ago, a sci-fi thriller predicted a future with all three—in the year 2022.

U.S. Steel abandons clean tech plans in Pittsburgh region following damning health study

The company scraps planned Pennsylvania investments and will instead shut down three polluting batteries in 2023. The announcement comes a week after a study shows lower lung function in people living near its Pittsburgh-region facility.

LISTEN: The allure of regenerative agriculture

"Every being is the full expression of themselves."

Fertility & Environmental Justice: A conversation with Shanna Swan and Annie Hoang

"These toxics chemicals are affecting you—not just the polar bears, the insects, and the birds."

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

Can marine protected areas reduce marine disease?

EHN talked to marine disease experts about the role of increasing ocean protection in combating rising disease rates.

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