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Where adults and governments fail stalwart younger generations lead the way. An 11-year-old with a love for science proved to be the driving force behind the halting of raw sewage from flowing into Nova Scotia’s LaHave River. Stella Bowles lives in a home bordering the LaHave River on the south shore of Nova Scotia, and […]

Residents of Brevard County in Florida have become incredibly concerned about a possible link between rising cancer rates in young people around the area and the discovery of dangerous contaminants in local drinking water. In March the U.S. Department of Defense released a report that revealed multiple cancer-causing chemicals were found in the groundwater at […]

The ongoing water crisis in Flint isn’t the only major contaminant problem for the citizens of Michigan. The state is in the process of testing more than 1,000 water supplies across the state for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs, or PFAS contaminants) after multiple communities have detected unsafe concentrations of the contaminant in their water […]

Many Tampa residents received a notice in the mail a few days ago alerting them that the city is temporarily changing their disinfecting agent from chloramines to chlorine. The notice, which you can read in full below, claims that this procedure is merely routine maintenance and that the water will still be safe to drink. […]

Local communities in Plano, TX, are now aware of an ongoing water quality debate in their city. Recently, famed legal expert and environmental activist Erin Brockovich became involved by actively reporting on the Plano water quality problem. Brockovich posted publicly on Facebook to call out the water quality in Plano and the surrounding areas of […]