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By Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press
Residents of Jackson, Mississippi; Flint, Michigan; and parts of New York City, Baltimore and the state of Hawaii have all dealt with contaminated water supply over the years. Why are so many cities having problems with their drinking water? Shannon…
By John Yang, Claire Mufson
It's been three weeks since the majority of Jackson homes and businesses lost service during a winter storm that coated parts of the South in snow and ice.
By Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press
Winter storms during the past week in the Midwest, Texas and Appalachia forced water service providers to scramble to manage serious problems as sub-freezing temperatures remained an obstacle.
By Adrian Sainz, Jake Bleiberg, Associated Press
As the Southwest faces rapid growth and unrelenting drought, the Colorado River is in crisis. Now those who depend on the river must confront the hard reality that their supply of Colorado water may be cut off.
By Jim Robbins, Yale Environment 360
By Fred de Sam Lazaro
In the Gaza Strip, 97 percent of freshwater is unsuitable for human consumption, and raw sewage pours into the Mediterranean Sea. Facilities for desalinating and treating water function on only a limited basis, as Israel controls the flow of fuel…
The Middle East is facing a water crisis, and the divisions between Israel and Palestinians have only exacerbated the problem. But whereas Israel is a pioneer in desalination and produces much of its own water, in Gaza, Palestinians struggle with…
Lack of access to running water is an issue in many developing countries, but it is also a problem in the United States. Nearly 40 percent of the homes in the Navajo Nation lack running water or sanitation, and many…
An exhibit sponsored by International Development Enterprises in Denver features paintings and photos of rural life in places such as India, Honduras, Ethiopia and Vietnam, along with models of IDE's irrigation and water sanitation equipment for visitors to try.
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