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Earth Thirst: Solving the Freshwater Crisis

New approaches help keep our water supplies safe, but much remains to be done around the world

Fracking Could Work If Industry Would Come Clean

VANCOUVER—Resistance to hydraulic fracturing in the U.S. has risen steadily in recent months. Citizens and politicians are worried that fracking deep shales to extract natural gas can contaminate groundwater, trigger earthquakes and release methane, the potent greenhouse gas, into the atmosphere...

February 18, 2012 — Mark Fischetti

Getting to Know Your Water

That sound you do not hear is a half-million people not sighing in relief as the reservoir that slakes the thirst of the population of Raleigh, NC, and many surrounding smaller towns nears capacity for the first time in nearly a year.And on this World Water Day, when many turn their attention to the billions in the world who lack access to clean water, it’s worth reminding ourselves that those of us who do have access to water take it for granted shamefully...

March 22, 2012 — Scott Huler

Facing the Freshwater Crisis

As demand for freshwater soars, planetary supplies are becoming unpredictable. Existing technologies could avert a global water crisis, but they must be implemented soon

August 1, 2008 — Peter Rogers

Want Clean Water? Turn on the Lights

Companies kill deadly bacteria and strip out heavy metals in water using new technologies that range from ultraviolet (UV) light to microbubbles

January 28, 2009 — Larry Greenemeier
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