• Climate Change Linked to Waterborne Diseases in Inuit Communities

    Date : April 06, 2012

    A recent study may warn of more widespread threats to water quality.

    By Ker Than, for National Geographic News

    This story is part of a special National Geographic News series on global water issues.

    As global warming triggers heavier rainfall and faster snowmelt in the Arctic, Inuit communities in Canada are reporting more cases of illness attributed to pathogens that have washed into surface water and groundwater, according to a new study.