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Ensia is a magazine showcasing environmental solutions in action. Our mission is to share stories and spark conversations that motivate, empower and inspire people to create a more sustainable future.

8 charts and maps show why drought will be a growing challenge in the U.S. nbsp; Photo8 charts and maps show why drought will be a growing challenge in the U.S.  
How a small community saved a contaminated river in Finland nbsp; VideoHow a small community saved a contaminated river in Finland  
Can saltwater quench our growing thirst? nbsp; FeatureCan saltwater quench our growing thirst?  
A thirst for solutions nbsp; PhotoA thirst for solutions  
How one California farmer is battling the worst drought in 1,200 years nbsp; FeatureHow one California farmer is battling the worst drought in 1,200 years  
Water woes — and winners  Water woes — and winners Businesses can barely use the word “water” today without also adding “risk,” “crisis,”… Notable
A clash of lives and livelihoods: small mines and water quality in India nbsp; VideoA clash of lives and livelihoods: small mines and water quality in India  
Taking the pressure off desalination  Taking the pressure off desalination California-based PAX Pure hopes to offer a new solution to water scarcity with its groundbreaking water purification tool. Developed by Jay… Notable
Hey, America: It’s time to talk about the price of water nbsp; FeatureHey, America: It’s time to talk about the price of water  
Water Wedges  Water Wedges As seen in California’s ongoing drought, water acquisition is not just an issue in the developing world. Climate change, industrial and… Notable
Who Owns Groundwater? nbsp; FeatureWho Owns Groundwater?  
Water Savers  Water Savers With record-breaking droughts, rising temperatures and more than half of the United States population living in cities with vulnerable… Notable
In Water We Trust nbsp; FeatureIn Water We Trust  
How’s My Waterway?  How’s My Waterway? Want to know what the water quality is like in the lake down the street? What’s being dumped in the river at the edge of town? Or how your… Notable
Filtering for Free  Filtering for Free Contaminated water sickens or kills millions of people each year, mostly in developing countries where people lack access to the high-tech… Notable
Will Sarni: Managing Global Water Risks nbsp; InterviewWill Sarni: Managing Global Water Risks  
Are We on the Path to Peak Water? nbsp; InfographicAre We on the Path to Peak Water?  
New Hope for the World’s Driest Regions nbsp; VideoNew Hope for the World’s Driest Regions  
Reuse: The Next Wave for Water Conservation? nbsp; FeatureReuse: The Next Wave for Water Conservation?  
The Value of Water  The Value of Water Given its use for drinking, irrigation, sanitation and recreation, water has a tremendous impact on our physical and mental well-being. But… Notable
Risky Business  Risky Business Are businesses responding appropriately to risk brought about by future water uncertainty? Yes and no, according to a new report from CDP… Notable
Rethinking Big Water nbsp; FeatureRethinking Big Water  
The Papaya Cure  The Papaya Cure Heavy metals released by industries such as gold mining and battery manufacturing can make water unfit for human consumption. Developed… Notable
WaterCredit  WaterCredit The world is full of people in need of safe drinking water and sanitation, people engineering solutions, and people who would be glad to… Notable
Groundwater Wake-Up nbsp; FeatureGroundwater Wake-Up  
Our Last Ocean nbsp; PhotoOur Last Ocean  
Plastic Island nbsp; VideoPlastic Island  
Sylvia Earle: Exploring the World’s Oceans nbsp; InterviewSylvia Earle: Exploring the World’s Oceans  
Stormwater Park nbsp; FeatureStormwater Park  
Water, Clean and Clear nbsp; ArticleWater, Clean and Clear  
Two Minute Drill  Two Minute Drill Do you have a couple minutes to spare? Great! Check out “The True Value of Our Oceans” – the latest installment in the… Notable
In the Know About H2O  In the Know About H2O Did you know that water use has grown twice as fast as population over the past century? Or that irrigation accounts for 70 percent of… Notable
Nitrates on Tap nbsp; FeatureNitrates on Tap  
Water Tight nbsp; ArticleWater Tight  
Tapped Out  Tapped Out Tap water, crop irrigation and other human uses around the world are using groundwater at 3.5 times the sustainable rate. In some cases… Notable
Tackling a Hidden Threat to Marine Mammals nbsp; ArticleTackling a Hidden Threat to Marine Mammals  
In a Tiny NY Village, Bacteria Do a Big Job on Drugs in Wastewater nbsp; ArticleIn a Tiny NY Village, Bacteria Do a Big Job on Drugs in Wastewater  
Alexandra Cousteau: Creating Sustainable Ocean Fisheries nbsp; InterviewAlexandra Cousteau: Creating Sustainable Ocean Fisheries  
Tales Great Lakes Tell nbsp; ArticleTales Great Lakes Tell  
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