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Community Water Systems on the Rise

Caption: The Latin American Confederation of Water and Sanitation Community Organizations (CLOCSAS), recently celebrated eight years of protecting and strengthening community water systems that serve millions of urban and rural water drinkers. By Daniel Moss Water providers, essential to quenching ...

Of Dinosaur Pee and Aquifer Re-injection: Dilemmas in Water Reuse

By Daniel Moss Thirsting for solutions to an exploding water crisis, there's much talk about water reuse. At a recent conference of Mexican water distributors, two starkly different strategies were on display. In one scenario - causing some noses to ...

Community Water Systems on the Rise

Water providers, essential to quenching our daily thirst, usually aren't household names, their logo swooshed across a baseball cap. If we think of them at all, it might be a big city utility. And yet, many urban neighborhoods, and vast ...

Can technology hack hurricane relief?

In the midst of natural disasters, technology is now increasingly a lifeline; from early warning systems and geographic information systems (GIS) to NASA’s ‘Finder’ device, used to rescue people trapped underground by detecting their heartbeats....

Wildfires, Mudslides in the Wake of Climate Change

“Enviromedics: The Impact of Climate Change on Human Health” by Jay Lemery, MD and Paul Auerbach, MD was published this past October by Rowman & Littlefield. We asked Dr. Auerbach of Stanford University to comment on the aftermath of the ...

Gilbert Thompson, Lying Bob, and the Ballad of Croppy the Mule

The thirty-three founders of the National Geographic Society were an adventurous and accomplished group. They included scientists, explorers, a journalist and a superintendent of the National Zoo. In recognition of the National Geographic Society’s recent 130th anniversary, this series ...

Lighting the Way

The thirty-three founders of the National Geographic Society were an adventurous and accomplished group. They included scientists, explorers, a journalist and a superintendent of the National Zoo. In recognition of the National Geographic Society’s recent 130th anniversary this series ...

Clarence Dutton: Poet of the Grand Canyon

The 33 founders of the National Geographic Society were an adventurous and accomplished group. They included scientists, explorers, a journalist and a superintendent of the National Zoo. In recognition of the National Geographic Society’s upcoming 130th anniversary this series takes ...

Exploring Hopes, Challenges of Kachin State

By Libby Hogan Those moments when the recorder is turned off, you sit back in your chair and the conversation sidetracks and winds this way and that, usually over a sugary 3-in-1 premix coffee —  they are some of my favorite ...

Traveling the World to Study Its Waters

The 33 founders of the National Geographic Society were an adventurous and accomplished group. They included scientists, explorers, a journalist and a superintendent of the National Zoo. In recognition of the National Geographic Society’s upcoming 130th anniversary this series takes ...

A Historic Journey Into Death Valley

The 33 founders of the National Geographic Society were an adventurous and accomplished group. They included scientists, explorers, a journalist and a superintendent of the National Zoo. In recognition of the National Geographic Society’s upcoming 130th anniversary this series takes ...

The Women of Chin State: Tribes at a Crossroads

By Libby Hogan MINDAT, Myanmar — Huddled over a smoldering cooker pot with her cracked heels warming on the edge, 90-year-old M’kaan woman Daw Yaw Shen retells the story behind her facial tattoo. “I went with three other girls from ...