Latest water Stories
Freezer bags are the secret to eating well on your next camping trip
New fracking wells are using many times more water than their predecessors
The weirdest things we learned this week: skin-peeling soup, secret drug toilets, and a chlorinated ocean
18 water-themed books to dive into this month
For young football players, too much water can be just as bad as not enough
The complicated, century-long relationship between swimming pools and chlorine
Turning water into oxygen in zero gravity could mean easier trips to Mars
If we don’t want to run out of water, we should look to the sun
Immigrant children in U.S. detention camps could face yet another health hazard: contaminated water
Your efforts to save water are actually making a difference
What it really takes to power your home for a day
Melting bergy bits are more serious than they sound, but this scientist found a way to study them
Everything you need to know about the chemical one White House aide called a ‘public relations nightmare’
The EPA is keeping a troubling new study on drinking water under wraps. Here’s what you need to know.
Data from 1997 just gave us new insight into Europa—our best chance at finding alien life
A lake full of algae will wreck more than your summer swimming plans
Michigan is practically giving away clean water—but not to Flint
California’s snow drought is a recipe for danger
Good news: these exoplanets probably have water. Bad news: AHHH SO MUCH WATER.
The people of Cape Town are running out of water—and they’re not alone
Fluctuating temperatures are causing massive river ice jams
All the cool new friends you’ll meet when you drink raw water
Can it be too cold to snow?
How to keep your skin from falling off this winter
How to test your tap water for lead
Pollution kills nine million people a year
A clownfish can take on a shark, but this predicament may prove harder to handle
Water shortages amplify the potential for violence
Evaporating lakes could help power the country, day and night
How Lakes Can Generate Electricity
Look at the mysterious ‘dragon booger’ found in Vancouver’s Lost Lagoon
Where will all the water from Hurricane Harvey go?
The moon might be hiding more water than we thought
How to beach-proof your phone
Some clouds are full of little lollipop-shaped ice crystals
How a 93-year-old war vet (and his sneakers) are helping NASA track pollution
Michigan health director charged with involuntary manslaughter due to Flint water woes
What parents need to know about ‘dry drowning’
Make instant slushies with supercooling
One in four Americans drink water that fails safety standards
How humans have fought over—and weaponized—water
Everything you need to harness rain and greywater at home
Low-flow showerheads that turn drips into deluges
This graphene filter could make it cheaper to drink seawater
We need more ‘body farms’ to figure out how corpses rot
A desert researcher shares his essential survival gear
What the frack is in fracking fluid?
Three ways to safely drink found water
How to make sewage drinkable
How California is saving rainwater for a sunny day
Where will the future’s water crises hit hardest?
How does Los Angeles get its water?
How much water does your food drink?
How some animals survive on almost no water
This device may pull water out of thin air, but not as well as we hoped
Is there an app that can detect waterborne diseases in your glass of water?
This is what happens to your body as you die of dehydration
How to fix a leaky faucet
McDonald’s new science straw, a head-tripping optical illusion, and other amazing images of the week
This is what America looked like before the EPA cleaned it up
On the origin of ice trays
A whopping seven Earth-size planets were just found orbiting a nearby star
Why does this straw look like it’s broken?
Flint: a day by the bottle