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By Michael Weissenstein, Associated Press
Residents of Jackson, Mississippi; Flint, Michigan; and parts of New York City, Baltimore and the state of Hawaii have all dealt with contaminated water supply over the years. Why are so many cities having problems with their drinking water? Shannon…
By John Yang, Claire Mufson
A boil-water advisory has been lifted for Mississippi's capital, and the state will stop handing out free bottled water on Saturday. But the crisis isn't over. Many blame systemic racism as the root cause.
By Drew Costley, Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press
An aerospace group in Michigan wants to build the first rocket launch sites in the Midwest, including a spaceport right along Lake Superior. But many locals are fighting to keep the plan from taking off, citing concerns about environmental impacts.
By Megan Thompson
Nestled against the shore of Lake Michigan on the southwestern side of the state, Benton Harbor is a small town with a population of just under 10,000. According to the U.S. Census Bureau figures for 2019, 84.7 percent of people…
By Frances Kai-Hwa Wang
By John Yang, Courtney Norris, Leah Nagy
Residents in Michigan's Benton Harbor — a predominantly Black city — have been advised to only use bottled water for things like cooking and bathing due to lead contamination. The warning comes just a few years after Flint’s water crisis…
By News Desk
The House Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee is expected to discuss Wednesday how chemicals can impact public health and water quality.
By Michael Casey, Associated Press
Federal officials have finalized a plan to reduce pollution in one of the largest estuaries in the Northeast with an approach that gives surrounding communities greater flexibility to address the problem.
By Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press
The Environmental Protection Agency has ended an Obama-era drive to regulate a widespread contaminant in drinking water that's been linked to brain damage in infants.
By Sheikh Saaliq, Associated Press
Experts say keeping hands clean is one of the easiest and best ways to prevent transmission of the new coronavirus, in addition to social distancing. But for India's homeless and urban poor who live in thousands of slums across major…
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