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Water news and analysis from The Nation
December 14, 2017
Letters From the January 1-8, 2018, Issue
What happened—and what didn’t… The postmortem continues… Troubling the water (Web-only)…
November 30, 2017
Pittsburgh’s Water System Is Why We Shouldn’t Run America Like a Business
For Pittsburgh, help from the private sector came at the cost of public health.
July 5, 2017
How a Small City Took On a Financial Giant—and Reclaimed Its Most Precious Resource
After a protracted fight with the Carlyle Group, Missoula’s water is finally in the hands of the people.
June 30, 2017
These Cities Might Just Save the Country
Dispatches from the Urban Resistance, from Atlantic City to Miami Beach.
December 20, 2016
Can Indigenous Okinawans Protect Their Land and Water From the US Military?
As construction finishes on six new helipads, demonstrations to remove the military are reaching a fever pitch.
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November 25, 2016
Police Attacked Standing Rock Activists For Hours. Why Are They Calling It A Riot?
Misleading narratives obscure the reality of the stand at Standing Rock.
October 6, 2016
Dying of Thirst in America
Milwaukee County let Terrill Thomas die of dehydration in its jail. His horrific death is a disturbing reminder that too many of us still don’t have access to drinking water.
August 19, 2016
This Town Is Sick of Drinking Polluted Water
In one of Alabama’s poorest and most segregated regions, activists are demanding their right to clean water.
June 8, 2016
Dry Taps and Lagoons of Sewage: What America’s Water Crisis Looks Like
A new report finds that safe water and sanitation are increasingly unaffordable for millions of Americans.
April 27, 2016
Lead Poisoning in Flint Is More Than a Health Crisis
It’s also an economic disaster.