The device isn't the first technology that can turn water vapor into drinkable liquid water. But its creators say it uses less power and works in drier conditions — the key is something called a MOF.
Hundreds of thousands of refugees have fled the civil war in South Sudan and resettled in Uganda. This 12-minute documentary shows the daily struggle to get water.
California is expected to begin easing sweeping water use and drought restrictions after an extraordinary winter of storms. But a fierce debate rages over whether the rules should become permanent.
The city's crisis over lead-laced water dates back to 2014, and the state has paid more than $40 million in credits for the unsafe water in an effort to ease the burden for residents.
"All too prevalent in this Flint Water Investigation was a priority on balance sheets and finances rather than health and safety of the citizens of Flint," Michigan's attorney general stated.
Water tests by the state environmental agency did not find dangerous levels of a corrosive chemical, after a leak from an asphalt plant led to a citywide drinking water ban beginning Dec. 14.
Local officials say an asphalt emulsifier entered the city's water system. Some areas have been cleared to use tap water; other residents are still warned to rely entirely on bottled water.
Tests show the water is improving overall, but officials aren't ready to publicly declare the water safe again. And even when they do, many residents say they will have a hard time believing it.
"The endeavor of hunting for water has become a dominant activity in some Flint residents' daily lives," the judge wrote. The city continues to navigate a years-long crisis over lead-laced water.
The agency had enough information to see the danger and the authority to intervene earlier, the inspector general's report states. "These situations should generate a greater sense of urgency."