contaminated water

 Willamette River in Portland, Oregon

View of the Willamette River overlooking downtown Portland. (Vicki Deng/Reed College)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Reed College
While Portland is known for its progressive politics, the nearby Williamette River revealed environmental neglect, spurring a grassroots energy for reform.
SUNY-ESF
Synopsis of the recent New York State's Harmful Algal Bloom Summit hosted by SUNY-ESF in Syracuse, New York.
George Washington University
The Anacostia River and its watershed is home to millions of people, plants and animals. Unfortunately, the river's water quality was rated "F," but there's still hope we can save the river.

A historical photograph of the West Calumet Housing Complex provided by the East Chicago Public Library for the Northwest Indiana Times.

Northwestern University
High lead and arsenic contamination has been plaguing East Chicago, Indiana, residential areas since at least the 1980s. Read about residents who have been affected by this crisis and their fight for recovery.
Coral is dying as a result of coral bleaching.
Coral is dying as a result of coral bleaching.
The George Washington University
Coral is dying as a result of coral bleaching.
The George Washington University, Spring 2016 Editorial Intern
College students all over the nation are uniting to send safe water to Flint, Michigan in the midst of their water crisis.
The George Washington University, Spring 2016 Editorial Intern
Thanks to The Microbead-Free Waters Act, we are one step closer to preventing plastic pollution from reaching our waterways.
Video by Eric Osman and Sumner Byrne
Video by Eric Osman and Sumner Byrne
The George Washington University
The Chesapeake Bay is suffering due to agricultural runoff, but one farmer is trying to make sure he does his part to save it with a simple device.
Video by Tim Palmieri and Megan Varner
Video by Tim Palmieri and Megan Varner
GWU
How do we clean up dirty water in developing areas? With simple parts that anyone can find, according to one DC-area inventor.
Graphic Designer, Planet Forward
Water, water everywhere - but if it's not properly cleaned, it can be deadly.

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