Tiny pieces of an asteroid have revealed an unlikely origin for much of the water in Earth’s oceans.
Should the U.S. help low-income households afford water service, as it does with heating and groceries? Chile does. An economist explains how it works there and how it could work here.
Deep-fried turkeys are delicious, but making one can be dangerous. The scientific reason for fiery Thanksgiving mishaps? A difference in the densities of ice, water and oil.
A Western scholar proposes allocating water from the Colorado River based on percentages of its actual flow instead of fixed amounts that exceed what’s there – and including tribes this time.
Our brain is amazing. It tells us when we need to drink more water. And one of the ways it tells us is to make us feel thirsty.
Humanity’s biggest challenges are not technical, but social, economic, political and behavioural. Effective actions are still possible to stabilise the climate and the planet, but must be taken now.
Diverting water to a hydroelectric dam might seem eco-friendly, but the devastating consequences to local ecosystems cannot be ignored.
Water and sewerage companies should not be responsible for reporting pollution.
African livestock keepers need help: without proactive interventions, increasing temperatures will reduce meat and milk production.
Ancient cultures that flourished in arid climates developed low-tech solutions to manage water scarcity.
As surface water diminishes in the Western US, people are drilling deeper wells – and tapping into older groundwater that can take thousands of years to replenish naturally.
Elephants avoided areas where others were poached.
High levels of lead were unexpectedly found in 14 UK schools’ drinking water: so how much do we really know about what’s in our pipes?
The government must shore up efforts to finance water and sanitation in Nigeria.
It seems all party leaders can agree, water advisories in First Nation communities need to end. If there is agreement, then isn’t it time to stop making it a campaign promise and make change?
New research shows how fracking could pose a threat to surface water quality, with consequences for human and environmental health.
A long-expected federal drought declaration underlines how serious the Colorado River water shortage has become for Western states.
Clarity and care for the environment should be priorities.
Water-related hazards are exceptionally destructive, and the impact of climate change on extreme water-related events is increasingly evident, a lead author of the new report warns.
As rivers run dry in the Rocky Mountains and the West, it’s easy to wonder where all the snow you see on mountain peaks goes. Some of it ends up in the air, but researchers aren’t sure how much.