WASHINGTON — After months of fruitless negotiations between the states that depend on the shrinking Colorado River, the Biden administration on Tuesday proposed to put aside legal precedent and save what’s left of the river by evenly cutting water allotments, reducing the water delivered to California, Arizona and Nevada by as much as one-quarter. The […]
KYIV, Ukraine — In the crowded operating room, the surgeons had made the long incision down the middle of the child’s chest, cut the breastbone to spread the rib cage and reach the heart. Then the lights went out. Generators kicked on to keep life-support equipment running on Wednesday night, and nurses and surgical assistants […]
AMMAN, Jordan — Residents of Jordan, one of the driest countries in the world, have long been accustomed to a household water supply of only about 36 hours a week. But recently, even that meager flow has been curtailed by the debilitating combination of a warming planet and swelling demand. Rajaa al-Bawabiji, 64, like many […]
A crucial aquifer is running low, so officials are pumping in treated sewage. It’s an increasingly common strategy as heavy demand and climate change strain water supplies.
The highly contagious disease has spread quickly in the country’s north, where millions of people displaced by a decade-long war are living, and many rely on untreated water from rivers containing raw sewage.
With water levels in the Colorado River near their lowest point ever, Arizona and Nevada on Tuesday faced new restrictions on the amount of water they can pump out of the river, the most important in the Southwest. And the threat of more cuts looms. This week, those two states along with five others failed […]
Mexico, or large parts of it, is running out of water. An extreme drought has seen taps run dry across the country, with nearly two-thirds of all municipalities facing a water shortage that is forcing people in some places to line up for hours for government water deliveries. The lack of water has grown so […]