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A prototype MOF-based water-collection device is set up for testing on the roof of a building on the MIT campus. Courtesy Evelyn Yang, MIT hide caption

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Researchers Find A New Way To Make Water From Thin Air

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Leya Jogo, in white, was a widowed grade-school teacher in South Sudan before her village was attacked and she ran for her life. Now, like thousands of her neighbors, she spends every day searching for water for herself and her family. Courtesy of Tim McDonnell hide caption

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Winter rains have eased the drought in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area northwest of Los Angeles. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

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With Drought Emergency Over, Californians Debate Lifting Water Restrictions

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The Flint Water Plant water tower in Flint, Mich. The state has paid more than $40 million in credits for the unsafe water in an effort to ease the burden for residents. Carlos Osorio/AP hide caption

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Darnell Earley, former emergency manager of Flint, Mich., at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing in March. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Men check pipes on Dec. 17, where Corpus Christi's city-owned water main connects with the asphalt plant where a suspected chemical leak led to a citywide ban on tap water use. The ban was lifted Sunday, Dec. 18. Frank Bajak/AP hide caption

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Along Saginaw Street in Flint, Mich. Mark Brush/Michigan Radio hide caption

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Even As Levels Improve, Flint Residents Choose Bottled Water Over Tap

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A government watchdog's report says Flint residents' exposure to lead in city drinking water could have been stopped months earlier by federal regulators. Carlos Osorio/AP hide caption

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When California Gov. Jerry Brown mandated water cutbacks in 2015, many people responded by having the grass taken out of their lawns and replacing it with more drought-friendly landscaping. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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California's Dire Drought Message Wanes, Conservation Levels Drop

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The oversized book Under Water, Under Earth brings to vibrant life underwater and underground processes and activities. Candlewick Press hide caption

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Following the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' recent approval of the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline, a coalition of environmental activists held a rally in New York City's Union Square Park to oppose the project. Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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