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What if Americans Only Had as Much Water as Families in Africa?

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>The average family in Africa gets by on only five gallons of water a day, according to this thought-provoking PSA video from bewaterwise.com, a project of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.<p>The average American family (directly) uses 552 gallons of water a …

Short on Water? Don’t Blame it on the Rain

The common refrain in media stories about water shortages is that they are caused by droughts. Don’t believe them.<p>Droughts don’t cause water shortages. People do.<p>The water shortages appearing with increasing frequency and intensity around the globe are, regretfully, poignant signs of our society’s …

The Road that Changed Everything

Southern African leaders fail to prioritise water and sanitation

Millions of people in southern Africa still lack access to latrines and clean drinking water, says WaterAid<p>The majority of southern Africans are living in an "unrelenting struggle against sanitation and water poverty," according to a new report that accuses governments in the region of failing to …

How A Water Pump Is Changing The Lives Of Farmers In Africa

When your product is instrumental in creating 150,000 new businesses and increases its users’ incomes by 500 percent, the world takes notice. But the product in question isn’t an app or the latest digital device. It’s a water pump, and it’s changing lives and building businesses in Africa’s …

East Africa drought ‘the most severe humanitarian emergency in the world’

Some watch their children die on the dusty footpath. Others give birth to underweight babies on the roadside, with little hope that they will live to …

A watery problem — Arab Spring countries and sustainable development

<i>Scott McKenzie argues that the post-Arab Spring leaders in North Africa must embrace environmentally sustainable policies in managing their</i> …

Modded 1985 Porsche 911 Turbo

This 1985 Porsche 930 has been personalized with custom fabricated 17″ Fuchs whose rims match its reupholstered seat’s center sections. Though likely …

Shut Up & Take My Money - Issue #3

We hope you’re sitting down and have your girlfriend’s credit card(s) ready because part three of our Shut Up & Take My Money series has some real …

Nissan Marks 45 Years of GT-R With 45 Japan-Only 2015 GT-Rs

Aside from questionably imported gray-market models, Nissan’s legendary GT-R has been in the U.S. market only since 2008. In its homeland, however, the GT-R nameplate has a history reaching all the way back to 1969. Nissan’s celebrating that rich lineage with a special 45th Anniversary edition of …

Automotive Design

Audi Prologue concept car foreshadows a sultry, luxurious future

Our German chaperone is nervous. Sitting in the passenger seat of<p>Audi's hand-built Prologue concept car that debuted last week at theL.A. Auto Showas we cruise through Beverly Hills, he eyes the police surrounding us.<p>"Slowly, slower," he says politely as he squints into the tiny side-view mirror. …

Chris Harris does road and track work in the LaFerrari

Yes, we know, we <i>just</i> saw Chris Harris smoking it up around Anglesey Circuit in a Porsche 911 GT3 and a Ferrari 458 Speciale, and here he is again. But this is Harris in one of the (three!) era-defining supercars, and we simply can't miss that.<p>Harris celebrates every aspect of the Ferrari LaFerrari …

Barn-find Batmobile is the first one ever built, three years before Barris

When we think of the original Batmobile, George Barris is the name that comes up almost as soon as Adam West, nevermind that there was a <i>Batman</i> television show nearly a decade before that famous pairing. It's time to rewrite the file, though, so that we think of Forrest Robinson and All-Star Dairy …

2015 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS

2016 Volkswagen Golf R Manual

The GTI, the S3, and the R make three?<p>Fanboy types are always clamoring for somebody to build a Subaru that Subaru doesn’t build. And we get it. Fuji Heavy Industries is not known for its styling prowess or for its finely crafted interiors. And while Mercedes-Benz—of all companies—makes a credible …

Volkswagen Golf

4 Hours In The New BMW i8

It’s not often you’re given the chance to sample one of the fastest hybrid sports cars of 2014. When BMW asked if we would like some leisure time in …

Nismo toying with crossovers and pickups

Nissan is apparently committed to turning its racing and tuning division into a bigger player, with new Nismo models coming out all the time. But while the Nismo division has until now focused primarily on hatchbacks and sports cars, the next project could be a truck.<p>According to Aussie website</i> …

Shelby GT350 Mustang price tipped plus GT350R

Ford‘s meaty and much-anticipated Shelby GT350 Mustang was one of the high points of the LA Auto Show earlier this month, and now we may have an …

Sports Cars

What Is The Best All-Wheel-Drive Car For $20,000?

<i>I'm in the market for a new (not used) car. Winter is approaching quickly and I would really like something with all-wheel-drive or 4-wheel-drive. I</i> …

Nissan

Ski Vacations Gain Popularity With Growing Chinese Elite

Nearly 100 million Chinese tourists traveled overseas in 2013. That number could double by 2020, predicts Hong Kong research firm CLSA.<p>While Paris, …

Travel Photo of the Day

Each day, CNN producers select a user-submitted photo to be our Travel Photo of the Day. Click through the gallery above to see stunning shots from around the world, and be sure to come back every day for a new image.<p>Have a gorgeous travel photo of your own to share? Submit it for the gallery at …