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Unsafe Water

Nation's Water Crisis Extends Beyond Flint

James P. Hoffa | Posted 03.14.2016 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

Other communities nationwide could face a similar public health emergency if elected officials don't act to beef up U.S. water infrastructure. In recent years there have been reports of high levels of lead in the water supply in Washington, D.C. and Providence, R.I., among other places.

Ariel Edwards-Levy

If It's Not Their Water Being Banned, Americans Shrug Off Safety Concerns | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 08.13.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON -- More than a week after authorities lifted the tap water ban in Toledo, Ohio, a wary Darlene Blakely is still trying to remember not to t...

Five Creative (and Successful) Initiatives to Bring Clean Water to the Urban Poor

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 09.29.2013 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Access to clean, potable water is a central issue for slum dwellers around the world and is often a time-consuming endeavor that involves walking great distances. Water is often expensive, demanding a large portion of families' budgets.

In African Slum, Dreaming About Things So Close, Yet So Far

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joseph B. Treaster

Being poor and young in Africa does not mean that you cannot dream.