Water

The human body is 70% water. The surface of the earth is 70% water. It is THE most important substance for making life possible. Learn about insightful ideas for using water, keeping it clean and getting it where people need it.

A magnificent photo of sea, swell, sky, and a monk seal swimming over a coral reef bottom in the Northwest Hawaiian Islands. (NOAA/PIFSC/HMSRP)

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What is happening to our coral reefs, and can coral nurseries help with reef restoration?

The winter sky over the Gulf of Mexico seen from the air as a tugboat services offshore wells. (Todd Kihle/NOAA/NMFS/SEFSC/Galveston Lab)

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Seated at the mouth of the Mississippi River, the Gulf of Mexico receives everything that flows through the river — which includes more than just water.

Low-lying areas on Sapelo Island like Alligator Pond are susceptible to increased flooding during hurricanes and tidal surges. (Evan Barnard/University of Georgia)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | University of Georgia
Hidden ecological and agricultural treasures lie off the coast of Georgia in Sapelo Island, where a group of African descendants have lived for centuries.
SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry
There is more then just plastic in the great pacific garbage patch.
George Washington University
When I arrived in Hampton, Virginia, I met with Jamie Chapman, who has lived in the area for 20 years. Chapman is proud of his waterfront home, which he bought 1998 after the cottage survived double northeasters.

Vieques, Puerto Rico, is 21 miles long and only 5 miles wide. Access to the island is by small plane or boat. And water is piped over beneath the ocean's surface from mainland Puerto Rico.

Planet Forward Correspondent | SUNY-ESF
Vieques, Puerto Rico, is a unique island in the Caribbean that knows no bounds when connecting culture and the environment, but it is one of the first places of what will be many that have learned that in today’s world; water is no longer a... Read More
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Learn about technology that helps wastewater treatment plants create valuable fertilizers from the nutrients in their wastewater.
The George Washington University
While an oyster crisis exists in the Chesapeake Bay, there are several solutions available for anyone who would like to help.
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Planet Forward Correspondent | Eckerd College
Even when most microplastics are consumed by smaller marine species, no animal—including humans—is immune to its risks as it rises through the food chain.
Planet Forward Correspondent | SUNY Plattsburgh
Water management is not always thought of as an international issue, but for unique watersheds like Lake Champlain, flood mitigation has become a concern for all area locals, regardless of borders.

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