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WNYC News

Not-So-Flushable Baby Wipes

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Officials say the wipes are clogging up sewer systems, and that it ultimately costs water customers extra.

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WNYC News

What Does West Virginia Have to Do to Get Your Attention?

Monday, January 13, 2014

“Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee.” What a story. I was hooked, and I devoured updates as they trickled out on social media last Thursday.

That's how I noticed a small mention that my hometown in West Virginia had lost its drinking water.

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New Jersey News

As Pipeline Expands, Questions Raised Over Who Protects NJ Water

Friday, May 17, 2013

The Highlands Region in the northwest corner of New Jersey provides water for more than 5 million households in the state. A utility company, Tennessee Gas Pipeline, is expanding the natural gas line that runs through the environmentally protected area. The fight over the project has become the centerpiece of why environmentalists complain about Governor Chris Christie's tenure.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Political History of New York City's Water

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

David Soll, assistant professor at the Watershed Institute for Collaborative Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and author of Empire of Water: An Environmental and Political History of the New York City Water Supply, uses New York City's efforts to secure a safe supply of water to explore the way politics and environment intersect.

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