Residents of Dos de Mayo, Peru, wash their clothes in a nearby lake. Water, soil and sediments in the Amazon tributary contain heavy metals and other residue from more than four decades of oil production. In all 17 communities tested, the rivers, lakes or wells that provide drinking water were deemed unsafe. (CNS photo/Barbara Fraser)
"Water flows over these hands. May I use them skillfully to preserve our precious planet."
- Thich Nhat Hanh