At least 1.8 billion people globally drink water that is contaminated with feces. This French puff pastry-like filter paper aims to change that reality.
Alligators are growing much smaller and reproducing less in the Florida Everglades. As an indicator species, this suggests the local ecosystem is in poor health, which puts dozens of other threatened and endangered species at risk, too.
A new study estimates that a staggering four billion people experience water shortage for at least one month out of the year. This is far more than previously thought, researchers say.
A fungal disease known as rapid ohia death has killed hundreds of thousands of Hawaii's iconic, native ohia lehua trees. Researchers have teamed up to create a treatment to prevent this deadly disease from spreading further across the state.
A new hybrid center pivot irrigation system sprays water above ground and pulls less water from underground, ultimately reducing the amount needed to grow potato crops.
Wild animals living within the Ruaha National Park, located in Central Tanzania, routinely dig watering holes to beat the heat during the dry season.
Years after the infamous Anaktuvuk River fire – the largest recorded Arctic tundra fire – researchers have found a link between wildfires in the Arctic tundra and widespread permafrost thaw.
Climate change, land use and population growth are threatening the availability of water sources in the Himalaya Mountain basins.
With heavier rainfall sweeping through the African savanna, one would expect to see more thriving populations of trees. However, it turns out trees' deep roots are actually disadvantageous and don't allow the plants to suck up abundant water resources.
Yale researchers have confirmed that removing natural gas from deep underground using hydraulic fracturing methods does not contaminate drinking water, although they also said that "geology across the country is very different."
After studying groundwater resources from the Illawarra plateau of New South Wales, researchers have developed water-tracing methods that will help detect future changes in water flow and quality.
A University of Georgia researcher has developed new irrigation strategies that help the state's pecan farmers conserve valuable water. Georgia is considered the largest pecan-producing state in the U.S. However, the state only receives an average rainfall of about 127 cm annually.
University of Alaska Fairbanks researchers recently developed a computer program that estimates the impact climate change could have on the Antarctic ice sheet.
A Duke University study provides the first comprehensive assessment of fracking's total water footprint.