• The depleted water level caused by a prolonged drought in the Western United States can be seen on Lake Mead in Nevada May 6, 2015.  REUTERS/Mike Blake  - RTX1BW0D
    June 17, 2015  

    Recent studies have found that humans are using up water at a faster rate than it is being replenished. Judy Woodruff talks to James S. Famiglietti, a professor of Earth system science and civil and environmental engineering at the University of California, Irvine, about what this dwindling supply of freshwater means, and whether we should be concerned about it. Continue reading

  • November 17, 2008  

    In the Indian state of Rajasthsan, farmers have accused Coca-Cola factories of drawing too heavily on the area’s water supplies and contributing to pollution. Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on the controversy and the claims of both the company and its critics. Continue reading

  • March 10, 2008  

    An investigation by the Associated Press found trace amounts of many types of pharmaceuticals — including painkillers, antibiotics and anti-seizure medications — in the drinking water of 24 American cities. A reporter who worked on the story describes the findings. Continue reading