Most Commented Stories Tagged: water

Arts, Culture & Media

Why some Kenyan villagers take AK-47s to fetch water

On the border with South Sudan, is a Turkana village called Loblono, in Northern Kenya. These Turkana people have survived for centuries in one of the harshest landscapes on earth, the dry-as-a-bone desert that also stretches across South Sudan and Somalia. They live a nomadic lifestyle based on herding cattle, chasing the rain and the grasslands that sprout from the desert when it’s wet. The Turkana have always been in conflict with neighboring tribes, like the Poquot and the Taposas. But, in recent years, dwindling water supplies have exacerbated the conflict on this smallest of scales.

Global Politics

Rebuilding Haiti

Haiti's infrastructure for things like clean water and sewage disposal was primitive before last week's earthquake. Now, out of tragedy arises the opportunity to rebuild it up to modern standards. Marina Giovannelli has our story.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo Quiz / Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for another name for 'zero latitude.' The answer is the equator. Anchor Marco Werman speaks to David de Rothschild, who is aboard the Plastiki, a sailing vessel made in part of recycled plastic bottles.

Arts, Culture & Media

Caribbean reef

For our Geo Quiz, we're looking for the 'northernmost' country in Central America. The country in our sights is about the size of Massachusetts, but its borders include 240 miles of Caribbean shoreline.

Global Politics

Problem with the PlayPump

A water pump built into a children's merry-go-round. The idea was simple: It was meant to provide clean water for thousands of African villages. Philanthropists loved it. Until it fell apart. Amy Costello's gives us an update on today's show.