This past weekend I ran across the story of Afroz Shah, a Mubai attorney who decided to embark on the clean-up of India’s Versova Beach, one of the dirtiest beaches in the world. It has been a long journey beginning in October of 2015 and ending just last month, but ov...

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 5, 2017


An article in the Washington Post today noted that pesticide neonicotinoids have been found for the first time in measurable quantities in drinking water.  Though neonicotinoids are not known to cause significant health effects in mammals, this discovery has once agai...

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