The west coast of the United States and Mexico are entering the dry summer months already in the throes of a severe drought, a worrisome trend with climate scientists predicting future droughts that could be longer and drier.
The World Bank has warned that a scarcity of clean water poses a serious threat to Pakistan's stability. In the second of her two part series, The World's Laura Lynch reports from the Indus River Delta in southern Pakistan.
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.
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.
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.
A new agreement between the US and Mexico to manage water from the Colorado River has been applauded as a breakthrough for cross-border cooperation on water rights. And it's also being applauded by environmental groups working in Mexico.
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.
Anchor 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.