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All over the country, cities are preparing to put billions of dollars into much-needed upgrades to aging and outdated water and sewer systems.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

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.