Sat, 07 Jan 2017 14:30:15 -0500Centuries of sediments deposited on the bottom of the pond made famous by Thoreau tell a story of pollution and climate change.
Thu, 05 Jan 2017 05:01:39 -0500A year ago today, Gov. Rick Snyder declared a state of emergency in Flint, Mich. Officials have since said the filtered water is safe, but Keri Webber describes the health issues her family and other residents still face.
Wed, 04 Jan 2017 15:49:00 -0500The Syrian capital and its vicinity have been afflicted by the loss of water for weeks, leaving taps dry and creating long lines at wells.
Tue, 03 Jan 2017 13:52:14 -0500A corporate watchdog writes that “we must recommit to public funding of our water systems.”
Mon, 02 Jan 2017 05:32:03 -0500During the height of Australia’s summer, the authorities have advised against swimming at 21 beaches because of contamination brought in by heavy rains.
Sat, 24 Dec 2016 05:00:38 -0500Desperate towns have turned to private equity firms to manage their waterworks. The deals bring much-needed upgrades, but can carry hefty price tags.
Fri, 23 Dec 2016 10:03:59 -0500A physicist and her students used a balloon and a bed of nails to make it easier to visualize how water droplets respond to a spiky surface.
Tue, 20 Dec 2016 11:05:52 -0500Criminal charges against the state-appointed former managers, and two former Flint workers, stem from an inquiry into contamination linked to lead poisoning and deaths.
Mon, 19 Dec 2016 17:01:23 -0500The tests will be performed in accordance with new state regulations that discourage an earlier protocol in which the water was run for two hours the night before sampling.
Sun, 18 Dec 2016 20:12:28 -0500The water ban had been issued late Wednesday out of concern that a chemical leak at an asphalt plant could have contaminated the city’s water supply.