Billions over Budget: Questions Swirl over Philly’s ‘Green’ Fix for Sewers

Despite rising costs and implementation setbacks, Philadelphia's gamble on green stormwater infrastructure continues.

Colorado River Water Use in Three States Drops to 40-Year Low

Arizona, California, and Nevada take less water from the struggling river.

Drugs, Microplastics and Forever Chemicals: The Great Lakes are Filling Up With Unregulated Contaminants

Scientists studying unregulated “emerging contaminants” say Ontario and the federal government need a co-ordinated plan to protect our water and health

The Other Border Dispute Is Over an 80-Year-Old Water Treaty

A little-known federal agency has hit a roadblock in its efforts to get Mexico to comply.

In Warming Great Lakes Region, Water, Heat Can be an Unhealthy Combination

From mosquitoes to sewer overflows, the heat and moisture of a changing climate are creating new health threats in the Great Lakes region.

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Billions over Budget: Questions Swirl over Philly’s ‘Green’ Fix for Sewers

Despite rising costs and implementation setbacks, Philadelphia's gamble on green stormwater infrastructure continues.

Colorado River Water Use in Three States Drops to 40-Year Low

Arizona, California, and Nevada take less water from the struggling river.

Drugs, Microplastics and Forever Chemicals: The Great Lakes are Filling Up With Unregulated Contaminants

Scientists studying unregulated “emerging contaminants” say Ontario and the federal government need a co-ordinated plan to protect our water and health

The Other Border Dispute Is Over an 80-Year-Old Water Treaty

A little-known federal agency has hit a roadblock in its efforts to get Mexico to comply.

In Warming Great Lakes Region, Water, Heat Can be an Unhealthy Combination

From mosquitoes to sewer overflows, the heat and moisture of a changing climate are creating new health threats in the Great Lakes region.

Bald Eagles Nearly Died Out. What Can We Learn from Their Return to the Southern Great Lakes?

The pesticide DDT nearly wiped out North America’s bald eagles. Communities, scientists and politicians worked hard to bring this symbolic bird back from the brink

Wildfire Rampage Injures Lungs in the Great Lakes

People are unprepared for smoke from forest fires worsened by intense drought and heat.

An Iowa Farm County Seeks Answers To Cancer Rate 50% Higher Than National Average

Palo Alto County has second highest cancer incidence among all U.S. counties.

Closing the Gap: Afghanistan’s Hunger Crisis in the Spotlight

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Rich countries are falling short in providing essential support to combat hunger and water scarcity in low income nations,

Despite $Billions Spent, Tide of Harmful Farm Pollutants Grows Ever Larger

“Best management practices” are not impeding flow of farm nutrients into nation’s waters. 

World Water Day Reflects on Conflict, Peace

Unreliable water is a significant social risk.