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After Harvey, a Return Home in High Water

Days after a storm battered Houston, a family made an emotional return through waist-high water to see their flooded home and collect their belongings.

A Houston Neighborhood Under Water

While people in parts of Houston are gutting their houses and beginning to rebuild after hurricane Harvey flooded the city, residents of the neighborhood of Memorial may have to wait weeks for the
Plastic Fibers Are Found in 83% of the World’s Tap Water, a New Study Reveals

Plastic Fibers Are Found in 83% of the World’s Tap Water, a New Study Reveals

In the U.S., the rate of contamination is even higher

There are still no enforceable rules around drinking water on First Nations

Canadians have excellent water quality, thanks in no small part to the stringent protections in place for them. When it comes to Indigenous people living on First Nations reserves, however, such
Relentless wildfires threaten supplies of drinking water in western U.S.

Relentless wildfires threaten supplies of drinking water in western U.S.

Wildfires fueled by dry weather and scorching temperatures have smothered parts of the western United States in smoky, ashy air, forcing communities to take measures to protect their drinking water
Houston’s Floodwaters Are Tainted, Testing Shows

Houston’s Floodwaters Are Tainted, Testing Shows

Dr. Winifred Hamilton, director of the Environmental Health Service at the Baylor College of Medicine, collected water samples for testing in a flooded Houston neighborhood on Sept. 5.
Houston’s Floodwaters Are Tainted, Testing Shows

Houston’s Floodwaters Are Tainted, Testing Shows

Dr. Winifred Hamilton, director of the Environmental Health Service at the Baylor College of Medicine, collected water samples for testing in a flooded Houston neighborhood on Sept. 5.
Houston’s Floodwaters Are Tainted, Testing Shows

Houston’s Floodwaters Are Tainted, Testing Shows

Dr. Winifred Hamilton, director of the Environmental Health Service at the Baylor College of Medicine, collected water samples for testing in a flooded Houston neighborhood on Sept. 5.
Looking for Answers, Times Reporters Tested the Water in Houston

Looking for Answers, Times Reporters Tested the Water in Houston

Lisa Montemayor, an environmental investigator with the Houston Health Department, and Jesse Crain III, an environmental assessor with the Environmental Health Service at the Baylor College of
Looking for Answers, Times Reporters Tested the Water in Houston

Looking for Answers, Times Reporters Tested the Water in Houston

Lisa Montemayor, an environmental investigator with the Houston Health Department, and Jesse Crain III, an environmental assessor with the Environmental Health Service at the Baylor College of
Looking for Answers, Times Reporters Tested the Water in Houston

Looking for Answers, Times Reporters Tested the Water in Houston

Lisa Montemayor, an environmental investigator with the Houston Health Department, and Jesse Crain III, an environmental assessor with the Environmental Health Service at the Baylor College of
The Patriots Are Sorry They Charged Fans $4.50 For Tap Water

The Patriots Are Sorry They Charged Fans $4.50 For Tap Water

In his new pseudo-health book, Tom Brady warns readers not to drink tap water. “Even when you use tap water for steaming vegetables,” he writes, “it’s better to filter it first.” Sunday, the Patriots

How devastated Puerto Rico really is, by the numbers

When Hurricane Maria — the strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in 89 years — descended on the Caribbean island on Sept. 20 with 30 inches of rain and 155 mph winds, the storm killed 16 people and

Puerto Rico is in such dire shape international charities are sending aid

The humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico has become so dire and the U.S. response so slow that international aid organizations built to deliver aid to third-world countries are stepping in, bringing

Rebuilding After Harvey: ‘Our Son Needs Us’

Kyle Almaguer has a rare syndrome that has kept him in hospitals for most of his life. When Hurricane Harvey hit, his parents struggled to get him to safety. Now they face the daunting task of
Giant Hole Opens in Antarctic Ice Pack, and No One Knows Why

Giant Hole Opens in Antarctic Ice Pack, and No One Knows Why

Scientists have been tracking large-scale changes in the Antarctic ice sheet in recent decades, but these changes are usually the result of known processes. The latest change is something tougher to
Finding Water in Puerto Rico: An Endless Game of Cat and Mouse

Finding Water in Puerto Rico: An Endless Game of Cat and Mouse

The beverage shelves were empty at a Walgreens store in the Santurce neighborhood of San Juan.
Pruitt’s Big Ag message raises red flags for congressmen

Pruitt’s Big Ag message raises red flags for congressmen

Top Democratic lawmakers are asking for a government probe of Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s interview with a beef lobbying organization, in which Pruitt asked ranchers
Food ruined by drought could feed more than 80m a day, says World Bank

Food ruined by drought could feed more than 80m a day, says World Bank

Bank calls for water to be treated as valuable resource as study into impact details lack of water’s devastating lifelong scars on children The food produce destroyed by droughts would be enough to