Water in the DesertOctober 2015
From 1952 to 1981, a chemical used to clean airplanes contaminated the groundwater in a Tucson community. By the time the city stepped in, thousands were already sick or dying.
Death of a ValleyOctober 2015
In 1953, California sacrificed a town to stave its own thirst. But the act was futile, and the state is thirstier than ever.
Mark Warren: The Evolution of ComfortSeptember 2015
How we have been disenfranchised of our natural inheritance.
Every story I have ever told has a kind of breach to it, I think. You could say that my writing isn’t quite right. That all the beginnings have endings in them.
Daniel Moss: An Unexpected Success Story Links Our Health to Wild LandsJanuary 2015
Conservation policies ensure both safe drinking water and ecological preservation.
Laura Gottesdiener: Two Detroits, Separate and UnequalNovember 2014
A journey across a city divided.
Chip Ward: The Original Geo-EngineersAugust 2014
How to save the iconic west from the cow.
Heather Samples: In the Land of the Heavy LiftingFebruary 2014
What the Elk River contamination tells us about a fading West Virginian mythos and the new meaning of Coal Country.
Daniel Moss: Public Water Systems Can Help the War on PovertyJanuary 2014
Rising water costs aggravate low-income families' problems.
Michelle Chen: A Deluge of Sewage in Palestine, but Still No WaterDecember 2013
When a natural resource becomes a weapon of war.
William deBuys: Field Notes From a Drying WestJuly 2013
There simply isn’t enough water to go around.
Abrahm Lustgarten: Message from Mexico – U.S. Is Polluting Water It May Someday Need to DrinkJanuary 2013
While Mexico searches for untapped aquifers, the US government allows companies to pollute potential sources of fresh water.
Daniel Moss: Greeks Stand Up to Protect Their Water From PrivatizationJanuary 2013
As foreign investors eye their public utilities, water workers scramble to create cooperatives.
Aleszu Bajak: Catching Fog in LimaJanuary 2013
Water scarcity and local action in the pueblos jóvenes of Peru.
Abrahm Lustgarten: How the Feds Let Industry Pollute the Nation’s Underground Water SupplyDecember 2012
Even as water grows more precious, the Environmental Protection Agency has permitted oil and gas, mining and other industries to contaminate aquifers in more than 1,500 places.
Albert Appleton: How New York City Kept Its Drinking Water Pure–And Saved Billions of DollarsNovember 2012
How did New York City manage to control pollution in its water supply on the cheap?
Daniel Moss: Debating the Future of Our World’s WaterApril 2012
The World Water Forum in Marseille sets the stage for important talks at Rio environment conference.