LA Imports Nearly 85 Percent of Its Water—Can It Change That by Gathering Rain?
by Madeline OstranderJan 05, 2015
- The urban drainage-ways of Los Angeles can never quite look like wild creeks, but restoring some of their capacity to store, slow, and filter water fixes many problems at once.
When the City Turned Off Their Water, Detroit Residents and Groups Delivered Help
by Larry GabrielNov 24, 2014
- Grassroots action has backed down the city’s aggressive water shutoffs.
Coral Reefs for Climate Justice? The Oceans Can’t Speak, But They Need Our Help
by Richard SchiffmanSep 18, 2014
- The world under the waves is under attack from climate change, overfishing, and pollution. But major marine sanctuaries are making a difference.
Guardians of the Plains: One Lakota Family's Plan to Fend off South Dakota's Epic Drought
by Kristin MoeAug 05, 2014
- Long years of drought in South Dakota have made it difficult for the soil to absorb water. A group led by indigenous women hopes to change that through a ambitious dam-building project.
Trash Into Treasure: 6 Cool Things Made from Sea Plastic
by Liz PleasantAug 01, 2014
- As the problem of marine pollution gets serious, people around the world are turning ocean trash into all sorts of useful objects.
This Solar-Powered Water Wheel Can Clean 50,000 Pounds of Baltimore’s Trash Per Day
by Brandon BakerJul 15, 2014
- The Inner Harbor Water Wheel is proving to be an effective answer to the city's water pollution problem.
Why Boston Has the Best Tasting Tap Water in the Country
by Daniel MossJun 16, 2014
- The secret ingredient in Boston's prize winning tap water? Forest conservation.
San Francisco Bans Sale of Plastic Water Bottles on Public Property
by Molly RuskJun 13, 2014
- The ban is set to go into effect in October 2014, and will be the first of its kind in the nation.
W. Virginia's Grassroots Response to Water Crisis: A Movement in the Making?
by Dana KuhnlineMar 13, 2014
- Community responses to the Elk River chemical spill draw on West Virginia's long, proud history of grassroots work for environmental and economic justice.
West Virginians Harvest Rainwater in Wake of Chem Spill
by Molly RuskFeb 18, 2014
- Residents whose tap water was polluted are finding that rainwater is an affordable alternative.
Dirty, Pricey, and Obsolete: Why Desalination Is Not Worth Its Salt
by Adam ScowDec 27, 2012
- Efforts to curb the consumption of water are getting great results and making expensive desalination plants obsolete.
Your Body is a Body of Water
by Jourdan KeithNov 14, 2012
- A storyteller asks what you'd do if you knew your body was part of the water web.
Will Tar Sands Drain the Rockies Dry?
by Kristin MoeSep 25, 2012
- From snow to glacier, from river to delta, and back again. Now, that centuries-old cycle has been interrupted by the tremendous volume of water required to extract oil from the Alberta tar sands.
Mining for Gold: A “Pact With the Devil”?
by John Cavanagh, Robin BroadAug 28, 2012
- The economic crisis—and the rising price of gold—have spurred North American firms to reopen mines and attack environmental regulations. Here’s what we can learn from El Salvador’s moratorium on new mining permits.
Blockade Aims to Stop Southern KXL Pipeline
by Christine LeclercAug 03, 2012
- Activists in the Gulf Coast aren’t willing to stand by while a portion of the controversial pipeline gets fast-tracked.