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By Chidinma Onuoha / On March 22nd, 2019

Author John Fleck discuss the role water plays in the West and adaptable community efforts that can be used for a changing environment. 

By Jada Mosley / On February 22nd, 2019

This edition of The Great Lakes Water Wars is an engrossing, essential book for readers of the first edition and new readers alike.  

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By Katharine Sucher / On November 17th, 2017

From “California Wildfires Rip Through Parched Land,” to “Wildfires Force Thousands to Evacuate in Southern France,” to “Devastating Wildfire Can Be Seen from Space,” news headlines around the world reveal a new reality of devastating megafires. This...

By Katharine Sucher / On October 13th, 2017

In the words of Elizabeth Kolbert, "Nothing is more important to life than water, and no one knows water better than Sandra Postel." Postel's new book Replenish: The Virtuous Cycle of Water and Prosperity...

By Katharine Sucher / On September 15th, 2017

Debate surrounding the proposed repeal of the controversial Clean Water Rule is just one example of how competing interests...

By Katharine Sucher / On September 2nd, 2016

In a year when headlines are dominated by drought and news of Lake Mead water levels falling to historic lows, John Fleck's Water is for Fighting...

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By Katharine Sucher / On May 20th, 2016

Go on your own journey with explorer Wade Davis in this week's Foreword Friday.

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By Katharine Sucher / On March 25th, 2016

In honor of World Water Day 2016, this week's #ForewordFriday is all about water—and how Americans can't seem to get enough of it. ...

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By Meghan Bartels / On June 5th, 2015

Bottled water in New York City.