One of about 85,000 chemicals registered in the United States are not tested for in drinking water. One of them is GenX, a man-made compound that manufacturing facilities have discharged into North Carolina’s Cape Fear River for decades. In the…
In the U.S., bureaucracies and lopsided water politics have brought shortages of safe and consistent water supplies for people on the fringes of society.
By Sam Weber, Laura Fong
While most of the country’s tap water is tested for hundreds of pollutants, including volatile chemicals, pesticides, metals and bacteria, it is not always safe to drink. In the first of a two-part series, NewsHour Weekend’s Hari Sreenivasan reports from…
By Teresa Carey
Fisheries ecologists at Virginia Tech have found a link between tropical forest loss in the Amazon and declines in freshwater fish populations.
While arsenic is an ancient health threat, this analysis offers one of the first nationwide appraisals for the groundwater contaminant and spotlights regulatory gaps in the nation’s water infrastructure.
By PBS NewsHour
A serious drought across Europe has wreaked havoc for Italy's agricultural industry, causing over $2 billion in damage. Even Rome, the city of aqueducts, has begun to turn off the spigot at dozens of its iconic fountains, and has warned…
When water is used to grow crops, it’s no longer visible to the consumer. This study keeps track of where ‘hidden’ water is embedded and where it ends up.
By Reagan Waskom and David J. Cooper for The Conversation
Some farmers and ranchers fear the Clean Water Rule could expand federal regulations that impact their private property rights.
By Abdi Guled, Associated Press
Somalia's prime minister announced Saturday that 110 people have died from hunger in the past 48 hours in a single region as a severe drought threatens millions of people.
By Nsikan Akpan
Water may become unaffordable for a third of American households within the next five years, according to a Michigan State University study.
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