Mountain Regions, ‘Taking the Heat,’ Face Growing Hazards As Ice Melts, UN Climate Panel Warns

IPCC special report describes mounting disaster risks that connect mountains and polar regions to oceans.

Severe Drought Grips Bolivia

Failed rains, shrinking glaciers, and growing demands from cities, agriculture, and mining put pressure on Bolivia's water supplies.

Infographic: Lake Titicaca Contends With Water Pollution and Climate Change

Receding glaciers, growing cities, and expanding agriculture threaten the highest navigable lake in the world.

Report: Lima Citizens Shoulder the Financial Burden of Water Insecurity

In Peru’s capital city, vulnerable communities pay a premium for water as poor infrastructure, population growth, and climate change pressure supplies.

What Is the IPCC Telling Policymakers About Climate Change and Water?

Oceans are rising faster and becoming more acidic, snowpack is…

The Stream, April 10: Japan’s Fukushima Water Tanks Spring Leaks

A leak was discovered at yet another underground water storage…

The Stream, March 22: World Water Day 2013

To kick off World Water Day 2013, the United Nations released…

Peter Gleick: Climate Change, Snow and Ice, and Water Resources

One of the reasons that climate change is such a big issue is because the global climate is an integral part of the Earth’s entire ecosystem, tied to so many of the big and little things that society cares about.

The Stream, January 23: Andean Glacier Melt a Risk to Water Supply

Water Supply A new study about Andean glaciers found that the…

The Stream, December 19: Climate Change and Everest at a Gigapixel

Barge traffic on a stretch of the Rhine River has come to a halt…

The Stream, August 1: Urbanization and Rainstorm Connection

China China canceled plans for a pipeline that would have dumped…

The Stream, July 18: Lima, Algal Blooms, and Tibetan Glaciers

New research based on 30 years of observation suggests that Harmful…