Fighting the COVID-19 pandemic requires access to safe, clean water. While some Americans decry their "loss of freedom" by being told to wear a mask in public spaces, others don’t have the freedom to wash their hands with clean water.
Water is necessary for life. Up to 60 percent of the adult human body is water. Water regulates our body temperature and metabolizes and transports carbohydrates and protein in the … [more…]
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Video (see link below): Mark Sorensen, Star School co-founder, talks about an old school bus that was converted into a solar-powered water desalination system to purify well water for residents on the Navajo Nation.
Many in the Navajo Nation don’t have running water and the well water often isn’t safe to drink. Residents turn to bottled water, which can be expensive, while some see desalination as a
Navajo Nation members have scarce access to running water in Monument Valley, which spans Arizona and Utah. (Photo by Ethan Millman/Cronkite News)
On the outskirts of Monument Valley, touching the Arizona-Utah border, a water well is encased in a brick building behind a barb-wired fence. A few cattle graze nearby, mooing to occasionally pierce the quiet. Residents say the well is one of two in the area, a couple miles