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Over the past few weeks, there have been reports of a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak that has left one person dead and six others sick in New York City. Although this is sad news for any community, this is hardly the first encounter with the dangerous germ that causes...

A June 8 report published in collaboration by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) and the Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute at Northeastern University shows that drinking water in 27 states have unsafe levels of chemicals linked to cancer, thyroi...

April 24, 2017

With the third anniversary of the decision in Flint to switch water sources this coming week, Here & Now focuses on the Lead and Copper Rule.  Virginia Tech professor Marc Edwards, who was at the forefront of bringing Flint to the forefront, pulls no punches, calling t...

April 13, 2017

The FAO reported that Lake Chad water levels have fallen to historically low levels since 1960.  While this fall is linked, in part, to changes in weather and precipitation frequency, it is also due to poor management stemming from regional conflict.  Poor irrigation p...

April 3, 2017


This article at the New Yorker by Jeremy Miller notes that the threats to California's water are still many and varied.  This article highlights the importance of continuing to be vigilant in watching over our water resources.

But this article also highlights the dange...

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