Water

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Map of the Day: Where Water Bills Have Tripled

The cost of water has risen much more in some places than in others.

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Official Asks Every Person in Bulawayo to Flush Their Toilets at the Same Time

Looking for someone on Monday and Thursday at 7 p.m.? Check the bathroom.

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Every City Needs One of These Water Cathedrals

Santiago's downtown cooling station is an outlandish hive of white fabric that constantly leaks water. Yes, please.

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Portland Might Finally Add Some Fluoride to Its Water

Local groups are calling on officials to add the tooth-protector to public water supplies, citing poor dental health in kids.

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Pakistan's Looming Water Crisis

Water access and infrastructure concerns will only heighten as the country shifts toward an urban majority.

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People Are Still Painting Dead Lawns Green

The relic front-yard service borne of the housing bust is revived as a drought hits the nation.

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With Big California Water Project, Governor Wants to 'Get Shit Done'

Jerry Brown is taking a blunt approach to a controversial water plan.

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Greetings From a Dam

Why there are so many old postcards of dams.

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Breadbaskets and Water Hogs

Stark maps highlight inefficiencies in global food production.

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Put a Green Roof On It

A new tool visualizes green roofs on any building, and the water and energy they could save.

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Mapping Global Water Stress

An online tool visualizes various unpleasant water-scarce scenarios.

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Can a Sustainable Town Be Built From Scratch in the Middle of Nowhere?

A controversial proposal seeks to help revive Southern California's troubled Salton Sea.

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The Wisdom of Wastewater Recycling

With new water-conscious projects, Burbank is becoming a model of water reuse.

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Why Energy Use Is Really Water Use

Pumping water from where it's abundant to where it's not takes a lot of energy.

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Census Figures Reveal a Vastly Rural India

Despite much urbanization, the majority of the country's growing population is living in rural areas and with few resources.

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How Climate Change Could Be the Ruin of Los Angeles

If the models hold true, L.A. is in store for a double whammy of floods and drinking water shortages.

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Like Water for Airport Traffic

Georgia says it’ll let Chattanooga have a piece of its air economy in exchange for water.

Where Pittsburgh Has the Sun Belt Beat

The city is better prepared to utilize a key resource: water.

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Fixing America's Soon-To-Be Waterless Cities

Urban areas around the country are drying up - are there any easy solutions?