A new indigenous-led student movement is protecting sacred waters

In the midst of the state's water crisis, Native-led school curricula in Northern California are empowering youth to fight for the future of their waterways.
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Displaced by the Camp fire, California nomads fear eviction

Thousands of people displaced by the Camp fire in 2018 are still stuck in limbo, many camping on their own land and fearing eviction.

Jordan's water crisis offers a warning for world

Jordan's per capita water supply will be halved by the end of the century due to dwindling water supplies and a growing population, according to a new report.


Massive lake busts Southern California drought, for now

Diamond Valley Lake, an "inland ocean," is Southern California's prime defense against drought.

Ron Burke and Mary Ann Dickinson: Lack of water efficiency funding undercuts fight against drought

With the current drought already impacting over 90 million people in the U.S. and with water scarcity likely to get worse because of population growth and climate change, there is an urgent need to invest in water efficiency.


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.


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.
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