Flint Water Crisis Worsens, City Spills 2 Million Gallons of Sewage Into Flint River

Flint Water Crisis Worsens, City Spills 2 Million Gallons of Sewage Into Flint River

The Flint River is shown in downtown Flint April 20, 2016 in Flint, Michigan. Photo: Bill Pugliano (Getty Images)

As if residents of Flint, Mich., haven’t endured enough when it comes to the city’s water supply, they now have millions of gallons of raw sewage to contend with.

From MLive:

The city dumped an estimated 2 million gallons of untreated sewage into the Flint River Sunday, Aug. 18, just months

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Extreme water stress affects a quarter of the world’s population, say experts

Extreme water stress affects a quarter of the world's population, say experts

17 countries including India, home to 1.3 billion people, are identified as having ‘extremely high’ water stress. Photograph: Pratik Chorge/Hindustan Times/Getty Images

A quarter of the world’s population across 17 countries are living in regions of extremely high water stress, a measure of the level of competition over water resources, a new report reveals.

Experts at the World Resources Institute (WRI) warned that increasing water stress could lead to more … [more…]

Why the modern bathroom is a wasteful, unhealthy design

Why the modern bathroom is a wasteful, unhealthy design

Piped water may be the greatest convenience ever known but our sewage systems and bathrooms are a disaster

For centuries, the people of London and other big cities got their cooking and washing water from rivers or wells, limiting their consumption to pretty much what they could carry. They dumped their waste into brick-lined cesspits that would be emptied by the night soil men, who sold it as fertilizer or … [more…]

Bill would limit science Michigan uses to regulate toxic cleanups

Bill would limit science Michigan uses to regulate toxic cleanups

Young’s Environmental workers dig into a hillside on House Street NE in Belmont, Mich., where Wolverine World Wide dumped tannery waste on what’s now MDOT property. Photo taken Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. Barrels containing tannery waste and animal hides were discovered on the property. (Neil Blake | MLive.com) (Neil Blake | nblake1@mlive.com)

LANSING, MI — New legislation has sprouted in lame duck session that public health advocates say would lock

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With Green Makeover, Philadelphia Tackles Its Stormwater Problem

With a Green Makeover, Philadelphia Is Tackling Its Stormwater Problem

A rain garden manages stormwater runoff in Philadelphia’s Germantown section. Philadelphia Water Department

Benjamin Franklin, Philadelphia’s favorite son, described his city’s stormwater problem well: By “covering a ground plot with buildings and pavements, which carry off most of the rain and prevent its soaking into the Earth and renewing and purifying the Springs … the water of wells must gradually grow worse, and in time be unfit for use as

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