water

Science, Tech & Environment

The Colorado River is crucial to the West's water supply — and harnessing it was a feat

Water supply in the west isn't only about rain, or the lack thereof. A good deal of water scarcity issues have to do with decades-old policy and entrenched infrastructure. It’s a convoluted situation, and a team of reporters are working to make sense and put broader perspective on the western water crisis and the central role of the Colorado River.

Global Politics

Haiti aid on the way

President Barack Obama pledged one of the biggest relief efforts in recent U.S. history and said Haiti would ?not be forgotten? in its hour of need. One critical need is clean drinking water, as The World's Matthew Bell reports.

Global Politics

Flooding in Brisbane

Large parts of the Australian city of Brisbane are now completely deserted with thousands of people fleeing the rising waters. In low-lying suburbs only rooftops remain visible. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with reporter Peter Collins of National Nine News.