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Water and Sanitation

That Sinking Feeling

Rapid development and increasing groundwater extraction are causing parts of Kolkata to subside. Is the delta megacity doing enough to avert a crisis?

Latin America: Climate Pains

From Tijuana to Tierra del Fuego, climate change is gripping Latin America. Simeon Tegel reports on the human consequences of drought, hurricanes, and melting glaciers.

Murky Waters in Ghana

In Accra, capital of Ghana, residents cope with water scarcity while the state water company rakes in cash from abroad.

Finding Home Again in Ivory Coast

After recent political violence divided communities, some in Ivory Coast look to local water management as a key to reconciliation, social cohesion and long-lasting peace.

Colombia: Mining Fever in Paradise

The government in Colombia has to choose between guarding its unique ecosystems or boosting its economy with mining. The decision could exhaust or recast Colombia’s long, agonizing armed conflict.

Male Fish + Chemicals = ??

While many are not aware of the details of modern water pollution, most understand the frightening words: “toxic chemicals”.

Meet Students From Bangladesh

Students at solar-powered school boats along the Atrai River in northwestern Bangladesh talk about their studies, ambitions and daily life in an area marked by monsoons, water and sanitation challenges and one of the most densely populated regions on earth.

Meet Jon Sawyer

Jon Sawyer is founding director of the Pulitzer Center. His assignments have taken him to some five dozen countries, with special projects ranging from southern Africa, Cuba and Haiti to Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union and China.

Russia: Could Streams Amplify Global Warming?

On a skiff in remote Siberia scientists measure bubbles from a river in hopes of understanding how global waterways may be contributing to carbon emissions.