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No More Flints

Dan Glickman | Posted 02.10.2017 | Politics
Dan Glickman

The dangerous water consumed by residents of Flint, MI is the canary in the coal mine of our nation's crumbling infrastructure. Poisoned water endangers the health or millions of Americans, especially children, and jeopardizes state and national economic vibrancy.

The FTC Holds Makers of "Flushable" Wipes Accountable

Tricia Spencer | Posted 05.20.2016 | Green
Tricia Spencer

Even a magic golden plunger is no match for "flushable" wet wipes. Plungers long ago gave way to workers wielding pitchforks in the battle against sewers filled with giant, clinging balls of waste known as used wet wipes. And we are paying the price.

"Spring" Into Action: Prevent Sewer Overflows and Keep the Lakes Great

Roger Germann | Posted 06.01.2015 | Green
Roger Germann

Spring on the Great Lakes is a time when the ice covering the lakes melts, snowfall is gradually replaced by rainfall, and below the surface of the lakes, migratory fish start their move towards the rivers and streams where they'll spawn.

Let's Talk About Poo, Baby

John Sauer | Posted 01.19.2015 | Impact
John Sauer

Imagine for a minute that New York City is Dhaka, Bangladesh, and that in the entire city only 11% of all households are connected to a sewer, and of all that waste only 2% is treated.

Clean Potable Water a Human Right, Even in Detroit

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 11.30.2014 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

When children and adults are deprived of the basics to sustain life, their health suffers, which greatly impacts their educational and overall life opportunities. On issues of poverty and for the sake of humanity, we all must work on the same side.

Can Long Island Be Saved, Part VI: An Interview With Professor Christopher Gobler

Marshall Brown | Posted 08.04.2014 | New York
Marshall Brown

If Long Island does manage to resolve its water issues and become a sustainable place to live, it will be in part because Prof. Christopher Gobler and his team were able to diagnose the causes of our ground water pollution.

A 'KISS' (Keep-It-Simple-Stupid) Strategy for Dems to Win the '14 Elections

Paul Abrams | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

To win the '14 elections, Democrats especially have to generate enthusiasm, a reason for minorities and young people and women to vote in the same numbers as they do in presidential election years.

Lynne Peeples

Hurricane Irene Exposes Creaky American Infrastructure

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 10.30.2011 | Green

In the winter of 1992, a nor'easter sent a storm surge over the floodwall guarding the southern tip of Manhattan. Seawater quickly overwhelmed major r...

3 Key Strategic Ingredients for the President's Get America Working Plan

Paul Abrams | Posted 10.14.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

The argument is not that government should do everything, any more than the private sector can do everything, but that there are critical functions that government can uniquely perform.

University Of Alaska Faces Sock-Flushing Problem

Posted 07.02.2011 | College

Since December, hundreds of child-sized socks have been flushed down the toilets of University of Alaska-Fairbanks. The errant socks have caused thous...

Workers Clear 1,000 Tons Of Fat From London Sewer Under Leicester Square

aolnews.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Sewer workers have cleared out 1,000 tons of compressed fat and trash from beneath London's Leicester Square, a tourist hot spot and venue for glitzy ...