Clean Water

Muddy brown waters fill what is presumably streets and lower levels of a parking garage, which stands behind a bank of trees. Two mid-height office buildings are in the background

Flooding took over the northeast after Tropical Storm Ida in early September 2021. These floodwaters are in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia's neighbor to the northwest. (Michael M Stokes/Flickr/Creative Commons 2.0)

George Washington University
Climate Hits Home | Philadelphia's sewage system and water infrastructure are being stressed by climate change and it's leading to a rather gross — and dangerous — situation.
Tractor in a lush field at sunset
Northwestern University
According to The Nature Conservancy, intense weather will transform hydrology, health, economics, and ecosystems in Illinois, as reported by Eva Herscowitz for Medill.
George Washington University
Scientists recently identified an infectious cyanobacterium as the origin of vacuolar myelinopathy, a lethal neurological disease in wildlife.
Tuskegee University
These four places and events illustrate how environmental racism has become the rule — not the exception — for minorities everywhere. 

When people walk down the street, rarely do they ponder the subsurface infrastructure beneath their feet — including hidden waterways. (Yeshi Kangrang/Unsplash)

Franklin & Marshall College
When people walk down the street, rarely do they ponder the subsurface infrastructure beneath their feet. In recent years, there has been a trend to uncover these rivers — a process known as daylighting.
SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry
This short film presentation provides a narration bringing back to light some of the greatest environmental disasters caused by humankind.
Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | The George Washington University
The invention of plastic has transformed human life. Plastics are incredibly convenient, and far more affordable than alternative materials. However, the downsides are overwhelming.
Planet Forward Correspondent | George Washington University
The Chesapeake Bay, known for its beauty and ecological bounty, faces high levels of pollution from agricultural and urban runoff. Now it has a protective Congressional act, backed by bipartisan support.

A view of the Danskammer Generating Station in Newburgh, N.Y., as seen from a train traveling on the other side of the Hudson River. (TomKonrad/Creative Commons)

The George Washington University
Before COVID-19 hit, there was another global crisis impacting people’s health and economic security: climate change. Here's how three environmental organizations are fighting for their communities during a pandemic.
Planet Forward Correspondent | George Washington University
A photo essay highlighting a local environmental activist. Joseph Wright chooses to spend his time making a difference by physically removing trash from the Potomac River.

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