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Like Flint before it, Benton Harbor, Michigan, is in the midst of a water crisis. The water flowing through the city’s pipes and into homes is not safe to consume because of the risk of lead exposure. There are more…
By Michael Hill, Aaron Martin
As Congress debates a massive bill to overhaul the nation's physical infrastructure, one Michigan city is an example of how badly help is needed, and how communities of color are often the last to receive it. John Yang traveled to…
By John Yang, Leah Nagy
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
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 John Yang, Courtney Norris, Leah Nagy
By PBS NewsHour
When Newark, New Jersey made headlines in 2019 for a lead water crisis that impacted one in five of its citizens, people saw an echo of Flint, Michigan’s colossal public health crisis. But two years later, Newark has replaced the…
By Fred de Sam Lazaro
Drinking water and restrooms are readily available to most school children in America. That is not the case across the developing world. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on schools coming together around water as part of his series,…
By Cresencio Rodriguez-Delgado
One day last month, water in the community of Teviston, about 66 miles south of Fresno, suddenly stopped flowing. The town’s services office fielded calls from residents who said their taps ran dry, and when city…
By Tammy Webber
Australia's wildfires have illuminated a growing global concern over water quality. That's because forests, grasslands and other natural areas that supply drinking water to millions of people are increasingly vulnerable to fire in a hotter, drier world.
By Holly Ramer, Associated Press
Sen. Bernie Sanders said as president, he will create national clean water standards for PFAS and other chemicals in an effort to guarantee clean drinking water “as a human right.”…
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