Originally published on Fri June 28, 2013 2:54 pm
From California to the Great Lakes, persistent water pollution shows that no beach is an island when it comes to public health threats like hepatitis, dysentery and stomach flu.
The Natural Resources Defense Council released its annual beach report card Wednesday detailing the levels of bacteria hanging around beaches across the nation.
Nowhere is the annual balancing act between municipal water needs and recreational water needs more evident than the small mountain town of Frisco.
Originally published on Mon June 24, 2013 8:38 am
In many parts of the developing world, drinking a glass of water can be deadly — especially for young children, who can die of diarrheal diseases contracted from dirty water.
So getting clean water to people in the developing world has been a top priority for aid groups for a long time. But it's been a surprisingly hard problem to solve.
Originally published on Wed June 12, 2013 4:20 pm
As Chris Webber checked the 40 acres of muddy field he wanted to plant on a recent morning, he worried about getting more rain, even as he worried about the lack of it.
"The drought is over at the moment," he says. "But in Missouri, we tend to say that in 10 days or two weeks, we can be in a drought again. That's how fast it can get back to dry."
With temperatures climbing, more people may be looking to cool off in Colorado’s waterways but officials are requesting caution.