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Safe Drinking Water

Tick, Tock, Tick Tock: Flint's Disposable Poor Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.19.2017 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

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?

Repairing America's Broken Compact to Keep Us Healthy, Safe

Kim Glas | Posted 02.25.2017 | Green
Kim Glas

If we can find that common humanity and create the will to deliver justice (and clean water) to the people of Flint, we can certainly build an unstoppable movement focused on repairing America's infrastructure.

How The Federal Government Botched Flint's Water Crisis

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.10.2017 | Politics

Over the summer, people in Flint, Michigan, discovered they had been drinking tap water with dangerously high levels of lead, a neurotoxin that can ca...

Poll Highlights Importance of Nutritious School Meals for Every Child

Carla Thompson | Posted 09.22.2016 | Education
Carla Thompson

The national school meal nutrition standards help ensures kids eat more fruits, vegetables and whole grains. And kids are doing just that -- a Harvard University study found fruit consumption increased 23 percent, and vegetable consumption increased 16 percent after the new nutrition standards were implemented in 2012.

Celebrating Safe Drinking Water

Michael Deane | Posted 11.02.2014 | Business
Michael Deane

Public and private utilities have played an important role in the shared responsibility of federal and state water quality standards from the beginning.

What Everyone Needs to Know About "Toilet to Tap" Water

Desmond F. Lawler | Posted 09.27.2014 | Green
Desmond F. Lawler

Are there not better solutions to severe water shortages? On the contrary, direct potable reuse would be an improvement over the current situation for several cities in Texas.

Dear Mr. President: Our Baby Is Due in Three Weeks and Our Drinking Water Is Toxic

Kirk Lundgren | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Kirk Lundgren

Dear Mr. President: I am writing you as a dutiful, concerned, and stressed-out husband and expectant father from Charleston, West Virginia. My first child is due in just three weeks. I don't know how I am going to safely care for my son after he is born when I can't trust my water supply.

The Top Holiday Gift of 2013? You Might Be Surprised -- It's Water.

Peggy Goldman | Posted 02.19.2014 | Impact
Peggy Goldman

Think about how many times you've used clean water today. Did you wake up and take a sip of water from the glass on your bedside table? Did you take a shower, brush your teeth, use the bathroom and wash your hands? Did you make a cup of coffee?

Safe Drinking Water Elusive For Many | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics

MONSON, Calif. -- Laura Garcia was halfway through the breakfast dishes when the spigot went dry. The small white tank beneath the sink that purified ...

Lucas Kavner

'Pay-For-Success' Model Seeks To Revolutionize Social Investing | Lucas Kavner | Posted 10.22.2012 | Business

Long before doctor and entrepreneur Paul Polak began trying to revolutionize social investing -- before he could even drive a car -- he was planting t...

Is Your Water Making You Sick?

Joan B. Rose | Posted 11.05.2012 | Science
Joan B. Rose

Understanding water quality is imperative for our future if we are to make the best decisions and investments in keeping our waters in the U.S. and on this planet clear, clean and safe.

Common Garden Hose Water Could Be Dangerous To Your Health, Study Says

The Huffington Post | Allie Compton | Posted 06.21.2012 | Green

When it's scorching hot out this summer, you may want to think twice before drinking from the garden hose. A new study released by the Ecology Cen...

Helping Social Entrepreneurs Succeed: Lessons From 10 Years of the GSBI

Thane Kreiner | Posted 06.05.2012 | Impact
Thane Kreiner

Social impact is much more challenging to measure than financial results, so we use a combination of metrics to gauge our success in helping social entrepreneurs build sustainable and scalable enterprises.

The Global Search for Education: Water

C. M. Rubin | Posted 05.21.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

World Water Day on March 22 is a day on which all global citizens should focus their attention on the importance of fresh water to sustainable development.

Humanity's Growing Impact on the World's Freshwater

Sandra Postel | Posted 05.20.2012 | Green
Sandra Postel

On any given day we're likely wearing more than 15,000 liters worth of water. And if we slip on a pair of leather loafers, well, add another 8,000 liters.

Our Global Water Crisis

Quincy Jones | Posted 01.07.2012 | Impact
Quincy Jones

In developing countries, people are forced to choose between sickness or purchasing expensive packaged or bottled water from untrustworthy sources. We believe that's an unfair choice.

A Liberian Refugee's Clean Water Mission

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

"Clean water is not just a matter of life, it's a matter of dignity." This edict guides the work of Saran Kaba Jones, 28, the founder and director of...

On World Water Week 2010

Karl Hofmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Karl Hofmann

In the time it takes you to read this post, another eight children in developing countries will have died from water-related illnesses. That, I think we can all agree, is no way to start the school year.

Elemental War

Edward Flattau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Edward Flattau

Our UN delegation is worried about the legal implications if access to water is defined as an inalienable right. Let's get the moral principle down on paper that water will not be denied to those who can't afford to pay.

Loopholes and Exemptions; How the Oil and Gas Industry Is Allowed to Police Itself

Andrew Romanoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Andrew Romanoff

In a fundraising appeal he sent out last week, Senator Bennet criticized the "corporate loopholes" that lead to "catastrophic financial and environmental disasters." Mr. Bennet's stance, however, contained a loophole of its own.

Joe Hoeffel, Pennsylvania Gubernatorial Candidate Calls for Moratorium on Gas-Drilling

Denise Dennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Denise Dennis

Dimock, PA - April 12, 2010 - Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate, Montgomery County Commissioner and former congressman, Joe Hoeffel (D), spent the ...

Low-Cost Thrills in Millennium Village Data

John W. McArthur | Posted 10.24.2011 | Impact
John W. McArthur

Yesterday, May 30, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited the Millennium Villages project (MVP) in Mwandama, Malawi. While there he ...

EPA Principles for Safe Drinking Water? I'll Drink to That!

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

You may be able to judge if a glass is half full or half empty, but there is no such thing as a glass of water that is only half polluted.

Clean, Safe Water For Two Cents A Day -- Not Bad, But Not Happening

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joseph B. Treaster

Some experts think the number of people with unsafe drinking water could easily be 2 billion -- maybe even more. The statistics are fuzzy and no on really knows how bad it is. They just know it is bad.

Water Still Matters

Ralph D'Andrea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Ralph D'Andrea

The oil and gas industry is exempt from complying with the Safe Drinking Water Act -- and they're lying about a new poll that proves Coloradans want regulation.