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Archive: Water

04 Jan 2017

New Look at Rivers Reveals The Toll of Human Activity

by JIM ROBBINS
A recent outbreak of a deadly fish parasite on the Yellowstone River may have seemed unremarkable. But a new wave of research shows the episode was likely linked to the cumulative impact of human activities that essentially weakened the Yellowstone’s "immune system." READ MORE

12 Dec 2016

A Drive to Save Saharan Oases As Climate Change Takes a Toll

by EMMA BRYCE
From Morocco to Libya, the desert oases of the Sahara's Maghreb region are disappearing as temperatures rise and rainfall decreases. Facing daunting odds, local residents are employing traditional water conservation techniques to try to save these ancient ecosystems. READ MORE

10 Nov 2016

At Standing Rock, A Battle Over Fossil Fuels and Land

by KATHERINE BAGLEY
The Native American-led protest against the Dakota Access pipeline has gained global attention. In an e360 interview, indigenous expert Kyle Powys Whyte talks about the history of fossil fuel production on tribal lands and the role native groups are playing in fighting climate change. READ MORE

09 Aug 2016

Pressure Mounts to Reform Our Throwaway Clothing Culture

by MARC GUNTHER
Americans dispose of about 12.8 million tons of textiles annually — 80 pounds for each man, woman, and child. In the U.S. and around the world, a growing number of environmentalists and clothing industry executives say it’s time to end the wasteful clothing culture and begin making new apparel out of old items on a large scale. READ MORE

19 Jul 2016

Views: Los Angeles Aims to Revitalize a Concrete River

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05 Jan 2017: Natural Disasters Caused $55 Billion in Damage in North America in 2016

28 Nov 2016: In Slovenia, Drinking Water Now Protected as a Constitutional Right

10 Nov 2016: Interview: At Standing Rock Protest, A Battle Over Fossil Fuels and Land

26 Oct 2016: Photo Essay: How Pollution Is Devastating an Indonesian Lake

04 Oct 2016: Scientists Find Clothing Sheds Thousands of Plastic Fibers When Washed

09 Aug 2016: Climate Change Has Caused World's Second Largest Lake To Stop Mixing

22 Jun 2016: New NASA Visualization
Illustrates Severity of Recent Texas Floods

06 Jun 2016: Fish Choose Plastic Over Zooplankton in Polluted Waters

26 May 2016: For the Endangered American Eel, A Long, Slippery Road to Recovery

24 May 2016: Peru Declares Emergency to Fight Mercury Pollution from Gold Mines


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