Most Commented Stories Tagged: water


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.


Tensions rise over water shortages

The Middle East has had several years of drought. Across the region, from Israel to Iraq, there's more use of water and less water available and that's exacerbating the political tensions and problems. Linda Gradstein reports.

Health & Medicine

China's dirty water problem

Host Marco Werman speaks with Dr. Peter Gleick about China's massive water pollution problems. The Chinese government reported this week that levels of common water pollutants were twice as high as they had previously thought.