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5 Weird Places Toxins Are Lurking

Maia James | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Maia James

We all know the health risks posed by environmental toxins, and you probably do a pretty good job of avoiding many of them -- you buy organic food, wa...

Five Creative (and Successful) Initiatives to Bring Clean Water to the Urban Poor

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 09.29.2013 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Access to clean, potable water is a central issue for slum dwellers around the world and is often a time-consuming endeavor that involves walking great distances. Water is often expensive, demanding a large portion of families' budgets.

Location Matters: A Small Tweak Brings Clean Water Innovations to 5 Million People

Maura O'Neill | Posted 07.24.2013 | Impact
Maura O'Neill

From the hills of western Kenya to the coastlines of Haiti, blue bins are popping up unexpectedly across local landscapes.

It's Time to Talk About the Future of U.S. Water Infrastructure

Heiner Markhoff | Posted 04.10.2013 | Impact
Heiner Markhoff

The economic consequences of water stress are clear to the naked eye. Emaciated livestock, ravaged crops, and the exposed and cracked beds of lakes make for powerful images. But what can't be seen is equally menacing.

World Toilet Day November 19th

Gary White | Posted 11.15.2012 | Impact
Gary White

How much do you know about the water and sanitation crisis? Take a short quiz with Matt Damon, co-founder of Water.org, to find out.

Lucas Kavner

'Pay-For-Success' Model Seeks To Revolutionize Social Investing

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 10.22.2012 | Business

Long before doctor and entrepreneur Paul Polak began trying to revolutionize social investing -- before he could even drive a car -- he was planting t...

16 Water Recommendations for the Next President

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 12.16.2012 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

We must not let the nation's superb water resources deteriorate, and we must work to improve the management and protection of our water systems.

A Passover Call To Help Nourish Hungry Children Of The World

Caryl M. Stern | Posted 06.07.2012 | Impact
Caryl M. Stern

As we gather at our Passover tables and consider the feast ahead of us, let us take the injunction, "All who are hungry, let them come and eat," to heart. Give to help the world's vulnerable children. It will make your Seder even more meaningful.

Using Sustainable Water to Plan for the Next Billion

Frank Sesno | Posted 01.09.2012 | Green
Frank Sesno

Greywater is wastewater generated from daily activities like washing dishes and doing the laundry. Finding a better way to manage greywater is essential.

Something in the Water (Does Not Compute)

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 11.27.2011 | Green
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

Bottled water costs very little to produce, yet very much to consume: An individual's five-year supply of bottled water can cost more than $1,000, versus $1.65 if she drank from the tap.

Skoll Recipient Ned Breslin: Lives Are Transformed When Water Projects Aren't Allowed to Fail

Susan Skog | Posted 06.06.2011 | Impact
Susan Skog

Data from thousands of water points around the world is displayed on Water For People's online global map to signal whether a project is up and running, broken or on the verge of disrepair.

The Lesson We Can Learn From BP

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kate Kelly

We never want to see our government encounter a disaster where they are so ill-equipped to handle a bad outcome. The task in front of us is to identify anything that could be the next "BP disaster" and warn against it.