Tasha Eichenseher

Waste Food, Waste Water — A Message From World Water Week

World Water Week—an annual conference in Stockholm dedicated to discussing the management of global water resources—opened Monday with a message about cleaning your plate. Food waste, according to experts at the conference, accounts for significant water waste. A ...

Lake Michigan Plagued by Hot and Wild Weather, Waterspouts

Reports of bizarre Wizard of Oz-like weather over Lake Michigan are touching down all over the Internet. This past weekend, up to nine twisters were sighted over the lake. But they weren’t traditional tornadoes; they were waterspouts. (See more ...

Giant Amazon Dam Stalled Again – Indigenous Voices to be Heard?

UPDATE: On Monday, August 27, a Brazilian Supreme Court judge lifted a suspension on Belo Monte construction, according to Reuters.  Earlier this month, a district court put development of the multi-billion-dollar hydroelectric project on hold, saying government approval of the project ...

In Rocky Mountain Forests, More Fires and More People

We asked Boulder-based author and journalist Michael Kodas to tell us what it’s like on the ground during this horrific fire season. Kodas, who has toiled as a firefighter and is currently working on a book for Houghton, Mifflin, ...

Water Books: Soak Up Some Knowledge for World Water Day

If you’ve read about World Water Day in today’s headlines and on your favorite blogs, and are thirsty for more stories and data on the planet’s H20 problems, check out the following books, all published within the ...

Going Without Clean Water

This post is part of a National Geographic website and news series on global water issues. When temperatures dropped to one degree Fahrenheit and my pipes froze this week, I was reminded of how lucky we are, under most circumstances, ...

A Surfer’s Journey From Source to Sea

  Shannon Switzer—a savvy surfer, diver, sailor, writer, photographer, and conservationist based in San Diego—goes to adventurous extremes to help people make the often-ignored environmental and public health connections between inland surface waters and her beloved ocean. For ...

The State of Cholera, and Water, in Haiti

By William Wheeler This post is part of a special National Geographic News series on global water issues. The orderlies’ urgent shuffling broke the grim quiet of the cholera treatment center in Mirebelais, near the origin of the outbreak, as ...

Monster Catfish Found: NG’s Zeb Hogan Explains

This blog post is part of a special National Geographic News series on global water issues. The recent capture of what could be North America’s largest recorded blue catfish–in Virgina in late June–has us thinking about this ...

The Chinese Alligator, A Species On The Brink

This post is part of a special National Geographic News series on global water issues. By Sean Gallagher, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting When I discovered in my research that China had its own crocodilian, I was excited to try ...

Agriculture Becomes Our Top Environment Issue

Worldwatch Institute released its annual State of the World report this week, with a clear message that the state of agriculture–both small- and large-scale, domestic and local–is a mirror from which we can gauge the health of the ...