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St. Louis' $5 Billion Sewer Upgrade Could Bring Much-Needed Jobs

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 06.03.2015 | Impact
Angela Glover Blackwell

All over the country, cities are preparing to put billions of dollars into much-needed upgrades to aging and outdated water and sewer systems.

Gov. Snyder's Casual Response to #Floodageddon Is Michigan's 'Katrina'

Brian Stone | Posted 10.13.2014 | Detroit
Brian Stone

Just like New Orleans' infamous sea wall, Gov. Snyder's drought of action in Detroit is rising to Katrina-levels of neglect.

Answering the "Call" on Clean Water

Paul Gallay | Posted 07.07.2012 | Green
Paul Gallay

Screening audiences at Last Call at the Oasis gasp audibly as Las Vegas runs out of water, fracking chemicals turn Texas swimming pools a nasty green and frogs change sex due to pesticide exposure.

County Gets Go-Ahead To Proceed With Huge Bankruptcy

Reuters | Posted 05.05.2012 | Business

March 5 (Reuters) - Alabama's Jefferson County is fully eligible for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection and can proceed with its $4.23 billion filing, ...

WATCH: Filmmaker Explores Brooklyn's Underground Sewers

Posted 01.25.2012 | New York

As jaded New Yorkers, we're more likely to put on a been there/done that attitude rather than risk looking like a newbie. Grand Central's secret whisp...

From Local Officials To Wall Street Blame For County Bankruptcy Casts Wide Net

Posted 01.11.2012 | Business

From corrupt and incompetent local officials to Wall Street's credit crisis and toxic bonds, there was plenty of blame to go around on Thursday, a day...

Stormwater Alert One Option to Plug Sewer Overflows

Susan J. Marks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susan J. Marks

Imagine sewage, sludge, and street pollutants mixed with billions of gallons of water flooding literally thousands of basements, pouring along streets...

Weekly Mulch: When Will Our Water Be Clean?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger Ed. Note: The Mulch is participating in Blog Action Day 2010, an initiative led by Media Consortium member...

Swimming With the Sewage: The Disturbing Reality of the City's Sewage System

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

On Monday the New York Times brought us some nasty details about the city's sewer system. New York City has a combined sewer system, meaning that both...

Flailing Dailies: Bye Bye Urban Newspapers?

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Harry Moroz

Indeed, city dailies in a tenuous economic state would likely not close their doors completely, but instead would provide only online content or eliminate weekend service.