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Water sanitation ‘crucial’ for new resettlement areas

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CLEAN WATER. Residents in the island-village of Taloto-an enjoy clean water from the solar filtration system built by Iloilo CODE and Christian Aid. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler

An aid group working on post Yolanda rehabilitation project says clean water sanitation is usually overlooked in disaster-hit areas

ILOILO, Philippines (Sept. 12, 2016) — While creating new homes should be a key priority of the government and aid groups in rehabilitating communities in the aftermath of disasters, the intervention should not end there.  Continue reading Water sanitation ‘crucial’ for new resettlement areas

Quarreling Over Coal Ash

A recent study found evidence that coal ash storage ponds are leaking contaminants into nearby water sources. The fight over solutions is pitched.

July 17, 2016 — COAL PRODUCTION AND USE in the United States has plummeted in recent years, but the wastes left behind after burning it — largely as a fuel for generating electricity at power plants — keep on coming, and they have been stored in lightly regulated, water-filled basins since at least the 1950s. Continue reading Quarreling Over Coal Ash

Living with contamination, Fear and anger in Flint

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CITY IN CRISIS. The Flint River backdropped by the city skyline on January 23, 2016 in Flint, Michigan. Brett Carlsen/Getty Images/AFP
‘How long is this supposed to go on… and what’s going to happen next’

FLINT, Michigan, USA (Feb. 4, 2016) — Eighty-year-old Melvina Fields worries about getting contaminated water in her mouth each time she bathes. But what upsets her most, as the crisis in Flint drags Continue reading Living with contamination, Fear and anger in Flint