drinking water

NASA

Where Catastrophic Droughts and Floods Are Bound to Happen in the U.S.

A new NASA map shows what parts of the country will likely soon suffer from extreme floods, major droughts, and other water-related calamities.

Reuters

The Immediate Climate Threat Isn't Rising Sea Levels, It's Water Scarcity

A billion people could lose easy access to water by the end of the century, triggering mass migrations, food shortages, and wars.

Soon, South Africans Will Drink Treated Sewage Water

Plus, a terrorism memorial becomes a magnet for public urination and the location of a British town's death registry office is questioned.

Gustavo Sanabria/luzinterruptus

Madrid's Broken Drinking Fountains Become Shimmering Waterfalls of Light

Two anonymous Spanish artists use light to highlight defects in the urban landscape. At issue here: Madrid's busted-down public fountains.

REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Florida County Drains Fluoride from Water

Tea Party activism is behind decision to remove the dentifrice from public drinking water