How can plastic bottles save the world? Everyday we go to our taps or local shop and easily have access to clean drinking water, but this isn't the ca...
Why are we wasting time apportioning blame before the problem is fixed and the poor children and families of Flint have fresh, clean water to drink and cook with and bathe in?
On World Water Day this year, March 22, I will be thinking of the increasing global urgency of water scarcity and of Mina Guli's epic quest to wake ...
As we celebrate World Water Day, it is important to recognize not only the vital role clean water plays in the functioning of the Earth's ecosystems, ...
As a registered Republican who voted for McCrory in 2012, Deb thought her governor would be willing to help clean up the coal ash pollution she believes contributed to her husband's early death. But after her repeated attempts to contact the governor's office were ignored, Deb is starting to regret helping McCrory become governor.
From now on, when I feel the urge to dictate that my kids behave generously, I'm going to turn the mirror around for a few seconds and ask myself, "What can I do, in this very moment, to display generosity?"
It feels as if there is an unlimited supply of water at our disposal. However, that is not the reality. Each time we turn on the tap, not only are we depleting a natural resource that is vital to our survival, but we may be polluting our ocean. Water wasted is water polluted.
This week the US House Committee on Oversight and Reform is holding two hearings on the mess in Michigan. I expect we will hear more of the same from the folks who created this disaster when they testify in DC.
The crisis in Flint has passed, right? Wrong. After initial crises subside and public attention wanes, there is a risk that progress will slow and those in need will be forgotten.
The past two years, water affordability has been front and center in Detroit. While opinions vary, it was clear that a review of policies, best practi...
Nearly five years ago, a letter from Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Patrick Leahy, and Sen. Ron Wyden, to then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned the State Department of a conflict of interest in the selection of Cardno Entrix, a private consulting firm, in conducting an environmental review of the safety of the controversial Keystone Pipeline XL project.
Today, I'm sharing five easy ways to do something good for yourself. I do not claim to be an expert at this, but it's definitely something that I'm working towards getting better at, and I hope this post helps you as well!
The Senate should not play political games with an institution as vital and important as the U.S. Supreme Court. Nowhere does the Constitution say a duly elected president loses the right to fill a Supreme Court vacancy in the last year of his term.
Ensuring safe water requires water suppliers to monitor this essential resource, but also requires citizenry to monitor the water suppliers.
The mess in Michigan has yet to be cleaned. Despite all the national attention and big talk from politicians who should share blame for the poisoning of Flint, very little has been done to improve the core problems with the city's water crisis.
Our "open science" research collaboration with Flint residents revealed high levels of lead, Legionella and damage to potable water infrastructure due to a failure to implement corrosion control treatment. Our work, by any measure, succeeded. But at the same time, this experience has forced us to confront broader questions.