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One Michigan County Tells the Story of a Nation Plagued By Water Pollution

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Farms housing thousands of animals are one of several sources contaminating the Pine River and dividing a mid-Michigan community.

‘A Lot of Catastrophe': Louisiana Water Systems Still Reeling from Hurricane Laura

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Nearly three weeks after the Hurricane Laura, more than 30 water systems in the state are still not operating.

Thirsting for Solutions

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Across the U.S., aging infrastructure, legacy pollution, and emerging contaminants are creating a growing urgency to pay attention to the quality of the water we drink.

Western Wildfires Damage, Contaminate Drinking Water Systems

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As they tear through forests and developed areas, fires in California, Oregon, and Washington have destroyed water infrastructure and released chemical contaminants.

Removing Carbon from Air, Which Increases Water Use, Is No Simple Climate Fix

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Certain ways of drawing carbon out of the atmosphere to keep global temperatures in check come with substantial tradeoffs for water use, water quality, and food production, study finds.

In Michigan, Rising Lake Levels Disturb Sacred Ground

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Along Lake Michigan’s shores, rising waters are eroding Indigenous Odawa burial sites.

As Pandemic Amplifies Financial Stress for Water Utilities and Customers, North Carolina Governor Announces Financial Aid

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State-ordered shutoff protections have expired, customer debt is rising, and some utilities face revenue shortfalls.

Hurricane Laura Critically Damages Louisiana Drinking Water Facilities

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Nearly a week after the Category 4 storm, dozens of water systems…

Water Serves Length and Breadth of $1.9 Trillion Texas Economy

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Growth in Wet Years, Economic Distress in Dry Ones

Des Moines River ‘Essentially Unusable’ for Drinking Water due to Algae Toxins

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Levels of microcystin in the river have recently been measured more than 10 times higher than the federal recommendation for drinking water.

Covid-19 Outbreaks In Prisons Underscore Need For Reform

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The U.S. prison system has emerged as a center of Covid-19 transmission.

Border Wall Concerns in Lower Rio Grande Valley Diminished By Virus and Growth

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Trump Administration Overrides Long-Standing Conservation Mission