California's water shortage could potentially affect the entire nation.
By Justin Scuiletti
What if you could trick your brain into thinking you weren't thirsty in the first place without ingesting a single drop of water, or make yourself believe you are thirsty when you are not?…
By PBS NewsHour
Human waste is being turned into drinkable water at a treatment plant in Washington state, with funding by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In our NewsHour Shares video of the day, we see how the pioneering idea could be…
By Ruth Tam
The Janicki Omniprocessor converts sewer sludge into water, electricity and fertilizer.
In the four years since the drought in California began, the lack of water has cost thousands of jobs, caused noticeable changes in the landscape and induced desperation among citizens who are running out of options. In search of a…
By Rebecca Jacobson, Inside Energy
Where did Earth's water come from? For years, scientists believed comets could have delivered it to Earth. But the Rosetta spacecraft revealed today that is not the case.
By Laura Santhanam
Out of the world's population of 7.3 billion people, about one-quarter of them drink water from sources polluted with fecal matter, and one billion people practice open defacation. That number is especially high in rural parts of the world, where…
By Colleen Shalby
What’s there to do when your city is in the midst of an ongoing drought and the price tag on imported water continues to spike? Recycle your sewage water, that’s what.
By Adelyn Baxter
Water has become the unlikely subject of black market dealings in some the California’s worst-hit areas. With nearly 60 percent of the state currently experiencing exceptional drought -- the highest level of drought designated by the U.S. Drought Monitor —…
By PBS NewsHour
Mexico City, home to an inefficient and inconvenient water delivery system, struggles to meet the pressing demands of its 22 million residents. Some have turned to harvesting rainwater, which has its own set of limitations. Special correspondent Fred de Sam…
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