In the Ecuadoran Andes, protectors of the páramos guard their water source

Climate change and human intervention, including mining, are a big threat to water security in the region.

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As Covid-19 hits Navajo Nation, young people step up to protect elders

Younger generations have come to play a pivotal grassroots role in the pandemic response across Navajo Nation, which has been devastated by COVID-19.


As their land claim stalls, Brazil’s Munduruku face pressure from soybean farms

Some 600 indigenous people have seen their crops die due to the expansion of agribusiness in the state of Pará, Brazil.

As pandemic magnifies Navajo Nation water deficit, coronavirus funding questions arise

Navajo Nation president and residents want to use federal COVID-19 funds on water infrastructure. Is that allowed?

Red Wing United is building power in Laredo, 'the last place to get aid'

Two young organizers have rallied the border town community to meet the needs of the most vulnerable during the pandemic.

First COVID-19 case reported in world's largest refugee camp

The new coronavirus has been detected in the world's largest refugee settlement, raising concerns about the virus spreading quickly in crowded and unsanitary conditions.

Thirsty future for American West as "megadrought" grips some of the fastest-growing U.S. cities

In the midst of an historic drought, the twin concerns of rapid growth and dwindling water supply have grown increasingly urgent across the Western U.S.

São Paulo’s favelas are running out of food. These women are stepping in.

COVID-19 is worsening hardship in Brazil's working-class settlements, so this group is giving out 6,000 free meals a day.

A better evil? Evaluating the risk of GenX pollution in Cincinnati

An "emerging compound" called GenX has left some less thirsty for tap water.

China held water back from drought-stricken Mekong countries, report says

China's water management practices and lack of data-sharing with neighboring countries threaten the livelihoods of roughly 60 million people.

Xander Huggins, Tom Gleeson, Jay Famiglietti: How does the coronavirus crisis compare to the global groundwater crisis?

Global efforts on the scale of those to curb the devastation of SARS-CoV-2 could provide a template for reducing future environmental damage.

How to prepare for natural disasters during a pandemic

COVID-19 is going to limit and slow relief—and increase the importance of personal preparedness.

Acute hunger could double worldwide due to COVID-19 crisis, WFP warns

The World Food Programme and other aid organizations warn that the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic reverberations could cause a substantial spike in global food insecurity.

Coronavirus forces California farmworkers to scramble for safe drinking water

With stores rationing bottled water, some 1 million residents whose tap water is tainted with agricultural pollutants confront the state's failure to solve the problem.

As snowmelt declines, farmers in western U.S. could be among hardest hit

As global temperatures continue to rise, farmers in the western United States who rely on snowmelt to water their crops could be one of the most severely affected agricultural communities in the world, according to a new study.

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