South America

One of the reasons for the explosive growth in the sales of bottled water in the past two decades is the disappearance of public drinking water fountains.

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Prolonged drought has impaired economic activity in the Amazon dependent northeastern part of Peru.

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A breakdown of gallons of water used by transportation fuels per mile.

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Withheld report was requested and funded by Congress.

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California’s latest proposed desert solar power plant could compromise desert habitat.

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People from Ecuador to Louisiana Forge Alliances Against Global Oil Spills

Indigenous leaders from Amazon rainforests to Bayou swamplands.

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Details of the ten worst oil spills in history by volume, date, location, and company damages.

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Big spills and bigger damage to people and water resources around the globe.

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Q&A: 'Crude' Director Joe Berlinger on Chevron Oil in the Ecuadorian Amazon

Featuring Live Earth, Vanity Fair cover, and a CNN Hero Award.

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The water legislation would consolidate too much power in the hands of the government, protesters say.

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Alternative climate summit opens April 20 in Bolivia to address concerns of the world’s poor.

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A giant iceberg collided with a branch of the Mertz Glacier in east Antarctica earlier this month, breaking off a 965-square-mile ‘superberg.’

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Severe water scarcity is a daily reality for many in Mexico, particularly the people of Tehuacán Valley.

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Demand for Mexico’s finite supply of water will rise steadily for the foreseeable future.

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The people who inhabit Tehuacán Valley in southeast Mexico humanize one of the greatest global crises.

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Brent Stirton is the senior staff photojournalist for Getty Images and his work from the front lines of the world’s conflicts and crises is seen regularly in major international magazines. He has a rare gift for expressing compassion through his lens. His drive to tell the critical yet complex global story of water has led to some of the most powerful imagery to date.

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Newsweek’s Latin America bureau chief and a top Getty photographer from South Africa were among the team that produced the content seen here.

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SPECIAL APPRECIATION to the Ford Foundation for investing in the power of the human story, well told.

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Tehuacán, meaning ‘Place of Stones’ in the native language of Nahuatl, is a centuries old city that lies in the Mexican state of Puebla, roughly 150 miles southeast of Mexico City.

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Conforme a los estándares del México rural, Francisca Rosas Valencia no tiene el aspecto de los líderes de la comunidad.

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