Tasha Eichenseher

Haiti’s Cycle of Calamity

Reporter William Wheeler talks with Haitians and aid workers about the fear of storms and the disastrous connection between cholera, charcoal, deforestation, and floods. By William Wheeler in Haiti This post is part of a special National Geographic news series ...

Preparing for a Water-Limited World

Global water expert and National Geographic Fellow Sandra Postel outlines the world’s water challenges in a new book published this week by the Post Carbon Institute (PCI). “Our water problem turns out to be much more worrisome than our ...

More Drugs in Europe’s Water

Traces of eight illegal drugs have been detected in surface waters in Valencia, Spain, according to new research published last month in the journal Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry. The study of wetland water from Valencia’s Natural Park of L’...

Gulf Species on the Brink?

Can we avoid another disaster? Science journalists reporting on the Gulf talk about the fate of aquatic species after the Deepwater Horizon spill. By Tasha Eichenseher National Public Radio’s (NPR) <a href=”Talk of the Nation show was ...

World Water Week: Best in Design

World Water Week, held every year for the last 20 in design-centric Stockholm, Sweden, is not without eye candy, or for that matter innovation. By Tasha Eichenseher in Stockholm, Sweden This post is part of a special news series on global ...

Six Steps For Avoiding a Global Water Crisis

Colin Chartres, director of the 25-year-old International Water Management Institute (IWMI), and co-author of the new book Out of Water: From Abundance to Scarcity and How to Solve the World’s Water Problems talks to National Geographic News about how ...

Drip Irrigation to Solve Famine in the Sahel?

Local vegetable markets in Niger, Benin, Burkina Faso, and Senegal, could be flush with produce, despite drought conditions, thanks to a new agricultural system that combines efficient irrigation with new varieties of plants, according to scientists speaking today at the ...

Coal Ash Continues to Pollute Groundwater

Public hearings started today for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency‘s (EPA) proposed rule on how to dispose of coal ash–the toxic byproduct of burning coal. In December, a billion gallons of coal ash spilled from the Kingston ...

Gulf Seafood With a Side of Oil Dispersant?

By Tasha Eichenseher Crabbing, shrimping, and fishing along sections of the oil-tarnished Gulf Coast were re-opened last week. The media buzz is about whether the seafood coming out of the Gulf is safe to consume, but you’d never know ...