One-fifth of U.S. groundwater wells had at least one contaminant above federal standards for human health.
State and local agencies plan to invest billions in new assets.
Iowa’s largest city will sue three upstream counties to reduce nitrate contamination.
Precipitation was near average, but temperatures smashed the previous heat record.
Water rises on the world agenda.
Courts and Prime Minister Modi press for new operating system to stem pollution.
Massive manmade river begins moving water from central China to Beijing.
Water is priority in state legislatures and governors’ offices.
Water fits a new global development agenda.
A month after water supply was a central feature of a U.S. – China agreement, formal recognition of water scarcity and access is still elusive.
Most aquifers in the state have dropped to record lows.
Drought has placed Sao Paulo’s Cantareira water supply system under extreme stress.
Rainfall is not a strong motivator of violence, but higher temperatures are.
The EPA has issued 13 vetoes since the passing of the Clean Water Act.
Surge in oil and gas production has seen more spills that are harming water supplies.
Just look at the Texas drought — California could be waiting years to recover.
A new pumping station would draw water from the bottom of a shrinking Lake Mead.
The amount of food in storage around the world is on the rise, but stocks are still historically low.
An investigation begins this week as to whether spills of heavy oils pose a greater environmental threat than spills of other crude oils.
Water scarcity and extreme weather are two reasons that food prices will stay high, however.