Child diarrhea cases surge as sewage runs on Cape Town streets

Like clockwork, diarrhea among children spikes sharply during Cape Town’s long summer. The city tends to blame the heat and people’s poor hygiene practices, but its own sewage infrastructure may be the real culprit.

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An encroaching desert intensifies Nigeria’s farmer-herder crisis

How climate change and human activity are driving violence between farming and pastoralist communities.

‘Like a demon that’s always behind us’, the Jackpile Mine toxic legacy continues

New Mexico’s Jackpile Mine, which contains waste that will remain toxic for thousands of years, has joined a list of the U.S.’s most heavily polluted places. New Mexico In Depth reports about how to protect residents against the danger of a former mining site.

This Central Valley Town Has a Carcinogen in its Water. Why Are Solutions So Slow?

In Fuller Acres, California, community members and advocates say water officials should be doing more to warn people about the presence of 1,2,3-Trichloropropane, a highly carcinogenic chemical found in the water at levels above the legal limit.

Who should pay to fix California’s sunken canals?

Agribusiness and its proponents say repairs will benefit disadvantaged towns. Those residents disagree.

Historically excluded from Colorado River policy, tribes want a say in how the dwindling resource is used. Access to clean water is a start.

Historically excluded from Colorado River policy, tribes want a say in how the dwindling resource is used. Access to clean water is a start. December 7, 2021 By Michael Elizabeth Sakas Ignacio residents, Marcella Gomez and Bernard Candelaria fill up thier water tanks at the Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s water distribution center south of Ignacio, […]

As West withers corporations consolidate land and water rights

With farms, ranches and rural communities facing unprecedented threats, a worrying trend leads to a critical question: Who owns the water?

¿A dónde se va el agua?

Mientras que los gigantes de la agricultura sacan el agua para así obtener ganancias, los pequeños agricultores están en problemas.

Utah’s Water Dilemma

Record-breaking drought along the Wasatch Front forces tough decisions about water supply.

How a federal drought relief program left southern Oregon parched—and contributed to the ongoing groundwater crisis in the West

For two decades, the Bureau of Reclamation incentivized farmers to pump water faster than the resource could recover, despite warnings from its own scientists. This year, residents of Klamath County paid the price, as hundreds of household wells went dry.