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Water news and analysis from The Nation
April 13, 2021
How Warming Oceans Are Accelerating the Climate Crisis
Humans have locked in at least 20 feet of sea level rise—can we still fix it?
Harold R. Wanless
March 23, 2021
What Salvadoran Activists Can Teach Us About Building Coalitions
The water defenders recognized the fight was less a contest of right versus left than right versus wrong.
September 16, 2020
‘We Are Civilization’s Anchor. We Are the Compass for Humanity and Conscience.’
In the midst of death, thinking about life, art, the water’s edge, and Paul Robeson.
April 21, 2020
This Earth Day, Stop the Money Pipeline
We’re cooked unless investors stop funding fossil fuel companies.
January 17, 2020
Trump’s Border Wall Is an Environmental Disaster
The president’s vanity project is sapping water from valuable animal habitats along the border and could doom countless climate migrants.
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November 11, 2019
Turkey’s Other Weapon Against the Kurds: Water
In times of conflict, war, and climate change, hydropower is state power.
October 18, 2019
Trump’s Support May Be Dwindling, but His Assault on Regulations Continues
The administration is planning to sabotage environmental oversight on public lands, privatize elements of the national park system, and stall the replacement of contaminated drinking-water pipelines.
June 13, 2019
Duterte’s Chinese-Funded Dam Will Displace Indigenous Communities
An ambitious plan to improve Manila’s water shortage is leaving Filipino villagers high and dry.
May 1, 2019
Ethiopia’s Economic Miracle Is an Environmental Tragedy
Ethiopia’s rivers and lakes are now drying up at terrifying speed.
January 18, 2019
With the Government Shut Down, Is Your Water Safe?
The government shutdown is putting further stress on a regulatory system already strained to the breaking point.