Protecting it from overuse, pollution, and privatization.
West Virginians Harvest Rainwater in Wake of Chem Spill
by Molly Ruskposted Feb 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 Scowposted Dec 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 Keithposted Nov 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 Moeposted Sep 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 Broadposted Aug 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 Leclercposted Aug 03, 2012
- Activists in the Gulf Coast aren’t willing to stand by while a portion of the controversial pipeline gets fast-tracked.
Paula Garcia: Acequias Return to the Land
by Heidi Bruceposted May 01, 2012
- Protecting a 400-year-old water management system from industrial takeover is also about protecting the Southwest's future.
Jennifer Real: Protecting Clean Water
by Jennifer Kayeposted Feb 01, 2012
- This PTA mom is leading the fight against toxic waste in her Texas hometown.
New York’s Little Revolution
by Ellen Cantarowposted Jan 25, 2012
- How the state’s fight for clean water is reshaping its political landscape.
Taking on the Trade Laws of the 1 Percent
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broadposted Dec 21, 2011
- A protest at the World Bank supported El Salvador’s attempts to put human rights above corporate rights.
The Majestic Plastic Bag: A Mockumentary
posted Dec 12, 2011
- The epic journey of a plastic bag from its release into the wild to ultimate destination in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
Removing the Elwha Dam
posted Nov 01, 2011
- Plans to restore the Elwha River on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state begin with the removal of a dam that's stood for almost a century.
Eco-Politics Back on the Ranch
by Madeline Ostranderposted Sep 30, 2011
- In Nebraska, the fight against the Keystone XL pipeline is no longer about left versus right.
Gold or Water? A Deadly Debate
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broadposted Aug 29, 2011
- To protect their water supply, Salvadorans are trying to ban corporate gold mining—and facing threats and violence as a result.
Arrivederci, Water Profiteers
by Daniel Mossposted Jul 22, 2011
- “Water is a common good.” Why 96 percent of Italian voters rejected their government’s push for water privatization.