The devastating drought that has ravaged the West has had an upside: it has made never-before-seen sights accessible. At Lake Mead in Nevada, recreational history hunters can now dive to see a B-29 bomber, and as special correspondent Sandra Hughes…
By Vikram Mansharamani
Climate change and food-driven water demand are creating a toxic cocktail that may shock global stability.
By Nsikan Akpan
This new material makes water bounce spontaneously and could be used as an ice shield for airplanes.
Across California, after years of punishing drought, reservoirs that normally fill canals and make crops bloom are greatly depleted or even empty. Some say that getting more water into storage by building more dams is key. But dams also create…
By Spencer Michels
I’ve been covering California water issues a long time. As the years have gone by, the water wars have ebbed and flowed. Mostly flowed.
NASA has found evidence of liquid water on Mars. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the inevitable question: does this mean there could be some form of life on the red planet?…
It's been nearly two weeks since an EPA accident at a defunct Colorado mine fouled rivers in multiple states, and among the hardest hit residents are the Navajos. Special correspondent Kathleen McCleery reports from New Mexico.
By PBS NewsHour
In Michigan, two aging pipelines carry 20 million gallons of crude oil and natural gas a day under some of the most pristine water in the country, the Great Lakes Straits of Mackinac. An oil spill would be devastating to…
By PBS NewsHour
Aquaponics, a system of farming that uses no soil, also uses far less water than traditional agriculture. But while the technique is gaining attention, it remains a very niche way to grow produce due to economic limitations. Special correspondent Cat…
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press
The Environmental Protection Agency says hydraulic fracturing activities have not led to widespread harm to drinking water in the United States. But the agency also says the controversial drilling technique could affect drinking water if safeguards aren't maintained.
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