Researchers call for changes in 50 year-old drinking water standards
Changes in drinking water quality in the 21st Century are coming from a myriad of circumstances, and not all are for the best. Top contenders for why water-drinking quality might become suspect to the average ...
Sao Paulo warns of severe water rationing
Authorities in Sao Paulo, Brazil's richest state and economic hub, have warned they are considering severe water rationing if the country's worst drought in 80 years continues.
Drought sees Rio's main hydro plant turned off
A major Rio hydroelectric power plant was switched off after water levels slipped below an operational minimum following severe drought, Brazil's national grid told AFP on Thursday.
Stray satellite signals help measure snowfall in arid West
Climate scientists are gleaning valuable information about snowfall and droughts from errant satellite signals once considered a nuisance.