Intense storms are on the rise, which probably means more flooding. Local green spaces are on the case.
“Dr. Betty” led 350 miners on a strike in Pennsylvania in 1945 demanding that the mining company that owned their town improve horridly unsanitary conditions.
For the past year, scientists have been looking for the source of strange coronavirus sequences that have appeared in the city’s wastewater.
Wastewater monitoring and air sampling hold promise for finding viruses and variants faster.
Tracking the virus in wastewater is helping some cities and hospitals respond to the most recent wave of the coronavirus, but a more coordinated national effort is needed, experts say.
The new law allocates $11.7 billion for wastewater and stormwater projects. Will it get to the impoverished communities who need it most?
Officials contained the spill on Friday but were still working to repair a sewer main that collapsed, leading to the release of untreated sewage into the Dominguez Channel.
“Design and Healing” at the Cooper Hewitt shows adaptations to disease through history that shaped health care, behavior and the form of buildings.
America’s response to the variant highlights both how much progress we have made over the past two years — and how much work remains
All around the world the remnants of a global pandemic are testing the resolve of governments and private firms to rid the planet of its waste.
Every year, a four-day festival to the sun god Surya highlights the Indian city’s extreme air and water pollution, with a river so filled with foam it resembles a blizzard’s aftermath.
Among roosting bats in parts of Africa, the inside of a drop toilet can be a lovely place to hang.
Researchers found that one tiny Arctic village’s unfiltered sewage produces as much microplastic as the treated waste of more than a million people.
The recipe sounds simple: Improve drainage. Use plants, tanks and barriers to slow water. But it takes money and cooperation.
Mount Vernon is one of scores of cities around the country with an outdated or overtaxed sewage system.
Officials took more than 12 hours to alert the public about the discharge, drawing a rebuke from environmental watchdogs and elected representatives.
The coronavirus could turn sewage surveillance into a mainstream public health practice.
More than 16 months after a sewage flood wrecked their homes, some South Ozone Park residents say they’re still waiting for help from the city.
New York City accepted responsibility for a collapsed pipe that flooded 127 homes in Queens in 2019, but it has been slow to pay homeowners.
The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office received a tip about an alcohol operation in a wastewater treatment plant in Rainsville, Ala. A 15-year city employee was arrested and charged.
The city’s sewers, known for alligator tales and other lore, are routinely tested for traces of the coronavirus.
The city’s underground pungent waterways, known for alligator tales and other lore, are routinely tested for traces of the coronavirus.
Two former workers claim New York Waterway fouled the river with unfiltered waste from boats’ toilets. The firm denies the allegations.
The failure to control the coronavirus pandemic has been a failure of real-time health data. Sewage surveillance could help fill in those gaps.
Universities are pioneering technology that could help society combat the pandemic.
Scientists not involved in the study seriously doubt the findings, which challenge the current consensus on where and when the virus originated.
Magical thinking won’t protect us.
In Pakistan, descendants of lower-caste Hindus who converted to Christianity centuries ago still find themselves marginalized, relegated to dirty jobs and grim fates.
Wastewater could provide early, painless and localized data about the rise or fall of coronavirus levels.
In a 6-to-3 ruling, the court rejected arguments by a county in Hawaii and the Trump administration that only pollution discharged directly into navigable waters requires permits.