• August 8, 2013  

    Since an earthquake and tsunami shattered the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant in 2011, radioactive water has been pouring into the sea off the coast of Japan at a rate of 300 tons per day. Jeffrey Brown reports on the revelation made public by plant operator TEPCO and how the Japanese government is reacting to the danger. Continue reading

  • August 8, 2013  

    How are the Japanese people reacting to the news of the continuing contamination leak and what does it mean for Japan’s energy policy? Jeffrey Brown talks with Arjun Makhijani of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research and Kenji Kushida of Stanford University about what the government may do to stop the flow. Continue reading

  • July 12, 2013   BY Rebecca Jacobson 

    California has funded scientists from the San Francisco Estuary Institute to reconstruct an image of the San Joaquin Delta’s pre-Spanish landscape. They layer navigational charts, government land surveys, drawings, photographs, and journals to paint detailed picture of the Delta ecosystem of 200 years ago. Continue reading

  • July 12, 2013  

    In 2006, environmentalists and farmers signed an agreement to share water from the San Joaquin River, as federal government planned to refill the waterway and restore the salmon population. But with the recession and $100 million already spent, Spencer Michels reports both sides worry there won’t be enough money to finish. Continue reading

  • June 11, 2013  

    Thanks to Qatar’s harsh desert environment and growing population, researchers have embraced the tiny country as a laboratory to address global concerns. As part of the NewsHour’s series "Food for 9 Billion," special correspondent Jon Miller reports on their inventive efforts to ensure water and food security for the future. Continue reading

  • March 13, 2013  

    In part one of a two-part series Miles O’Brien travels to Hinkley, Calif., the town featured in the movie Erin Brockovich, for its multi-million battle over contaminated groundwater. O’Brien reports on the investigation into the chemical Chromium-6, the agency that regulates it and industry’s influence on the process. Continue reading

  • January 3, 2013   BY Miles O'Brien  

    Science correspondent Miles O’Brien plunged into a muck of that which rhymes with "it" to investigate our ailing sewage system. Here’s his story of what happened underground. Don’t miss his full report on tonight’s NewsHour. Continue reading

  • October 30, 2012   BY Rebecca Jacobson 

    Hurricane Sandy was downgraded to a post-tropical storm on Monday after it made landfall on the New Jersey coast. But the super storm packed a punch, leaving 8.1 million homes and businesses without power, closing transportation. The damage is currently estimated at $20 billion and rising. These photos show the aftermath. Continue reading

  • April 11, 2012  

    Part of a partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, special correspondent Steve Sapienza reports from the West African nation of Ivory Coast and explains how committees set up to maintain access to water are helping bring together communities divided along ethnic lines and plagued by the unrest of a civil war. Continue reading

  • March 22, 2012  

    The recent drought and record temperatures in Texas put an unprecedented strain on water resources across the state. As part of NewsHour’s Coping with Climate Change series, Hari Sreenivasan reports on the plight of two towns in their struggle for water. Continue reading