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Jackson, Mississippi, water crisis brings to light long-standing problems in city

March 2, 2021

After more than two weeks without clean running water, Katasha Johnson saw a slow trickle dribbling down a faucet in her home on the west side of Jackson, Mississippi, on Tuesday. But the brown drip didn’t feel like a reprieve for Johnson, 38, who lost water after back-to-back winter storms slammed the city and its… >> Read More

After Stimulus, Biden to Tackle Another Politically Tricky Issue: Infrastructure

March 1, 2021

WASHINGTON – President Biden’s two immediate predecessors had ambitious goals to rebuild the country’s infrastructure, but both left office having made little progress in fixing the nation’s bridges, roads, pipes and broadband. President Donald J. Trump announced so many meaningless infrastructure weeks that the term became a running joke of his administration. As a candidate,… >> Read More

Repairs in progress after sewer main break spilled millions of gallons of raw sewage into street of N.J. town

February 26, 2021

Crews are continuing to clean up and repair a sewer main break Friday, five days after millions of gallons of waste water flooded the streets of Ventnor. With three of the six locations near the Wellington Avenue break still showing elevated levels of bacteria, the shellfish harvesting ban in the Lakes Bay area put into… >> Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Hearing Florida-Georgia Water War Case

February 22, 2021

Florida contends that Georgia’s water use has caused damage to the Apalachicola River and Apalachicola Bay’s signature oyster industry. In the latest chapter in years of battling between Florida and Georgia, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Monday in a dispute about divvying up water in a river system shared by the states. Florida… >> Read More

Wildfires can pollute drinking water. That worries some in the hills above Santa Cruz

February 13, 2021

BOULDER CREEK, Calif. – As the first heavy rains of the season poured across the Santa Cruz Mountains last month, emergency responders and residents braced for debris flows, road closures and power outages. Others also feared for their drinking water. These included Boulder Creek resident Dan Fitzpatrick, who amid the downpours pictured the rain washing… >> Read More

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