Today, on World Water Day, almost one in eight people on the planet won't be able to secure even a glass of safe water to drink. More than twice as many people won't be able to experience the dignity of using a toilet.
Last time we checked, global warming and climate change still exist for the same reasons as before. Sustained public pressure will now be needed to force politicians to take the next critical actions on climate.
They walk among us -- those agents of change. Sometimes, we just need to be reminded of who they are. Take note of five noteworthy souls striving to make the world a better place.
Toilets are one of the first steps towards better health and brighter futures. For us at DROP, water, sanitation, gender equality and education go hand in hand and we believe that this four pronged approach is the most effective way to reduce poverty in rural communities. It's never too late to change where we go!
Average living standards improved while the government managed to halve the rates of poverty, hunger and lack of clean drinking water. Despite this success, one major failure sticks out: sanitation.
A jury trial is underway in Detroit for human rights activists arrested for blocking trucks which were going to cutoff water to low-income families.
Congress should pass a clean omnibus bill free of ideological riders, especially those attacking clean water rules that ensure our lifeblood -- our drinking water -- is healthy for generations to come.
Panama's economic prospects are bright. Yet global warming may endanger one of the country's main sources of revenue and growth -- the Panama Canal. It's essential to build resilience around one of the world's most important waterways.
You live on a world of dry red rock. Something's missing. Air? Check. Gravity? Check. 294 days worth of Tang? Check, check, check. So, what could it be?
Drawn from World Hunger: 10 Myths, by Frances Moore Lappe and Joseph Collins. It's a "protein factory in reverse!" I declared more than forty years a...
There are new, smart solutions to our water problems that don't involve further costly destruction of our natural ecosystems and local communities. Let's not apply 20th century solutions to 21st century problems.
It's good to get people excited about science. Science is awesome! But let's not forget that science is a human endeavor built by, and for, real people. We can't stop at enthusiasm if we all want to move forward together.
Healthy living can fit into a life ruled by busyness, and it is within everyone's power to take the simple steps toward living a healthier, happier life!
Californians have been praying for rain for four years. Now experts say we may face the strongest series of rainstorms on record.
As the very model of the modern mixed-up man, I have long been baffled by one of the great mysteries of domestic life: If a dishwasher washes dishes, ...
For public agencies, the drought has highlighted how unprepared the region is for growing pressures from population growth and from climate change, which has already been implicated in worsening the severity of the drought.