Darfur has been embroiled in conflict since 2003. One impact of the fighting is that refugees often don't have access to clean drinking water. A group of college students in Boston has been raising money to build deepwater wells to supply cleaner water.
In the aftermath of January's devastating earthquake there's a lot of talk about finally getting things right in Haiti, a sense that the opportunity to rebuild means the opportunity to fix what's been wrong. The World's Jeb Sharp reports.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with reporter Daniel Estrin in Israel about the country's biggest-ever forest fire, which is burning near the port city of Haifa. Israel has received help from several countries in the effort to put out the blaze.
Desalination — taking the salt out of seawater so humans can drink it — is becoming more important as the Earth warms and drinking water gets more scarce, but it's not a cheap or simple process. Here are some ways it might get more affordable and environmentally friendly.
An Italian supermarket chain is urging its customers to stop buying bottled water from far away sources because of the pollution caused when the water is transported. Megan Williams reports on the campaign, and why some are skeptical about the motives.
The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports on an effort to save water and recycle in part of China by building an apartment complex with composting toilets. The first installment of our five-part series this week on sanitation issues, called "Toilet Tales."