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Water news and analysis from The Nation
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.
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.
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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.
April 13, 2016
Lead Isn’t the Only Threat to Drinking Water
The EPA abandoned a study of fracking pollution in Wyoming. Then one of the agency’s scientists kept investigating.
April 7, 2016
Good News on Climate Change… and Bad News
Global emissions may have peaked—but temperatures are rising at record speed, threatening a massive sea-level rise that could destroy major cities by 2100.