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Typhoon Deaths in Philippines Top 140; Mayors Plead For Food

MANILA, Philippines (AP)–The death toll in the strongest typhoon to batter the Philippines this year has reached at least 146, and the governor of an island province especially hard-hit by Typhoon Rai said there may be even greater devastation that …

New Lead Testing Method Could Reveal Higher Levels in Water

ST. LOUIS (AP) — For years, testing of the tap water in an upscale Detroit suburb showed the city was in the clear. Then residents got a notice seemingly out of the blue: Their water could be contaminated with elevated …

Lawsuits: Mississippi Capital City’s Water Harms Children

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two new lawsuits claim hundreds of children have been exposed to dangerous lead levels through the drinking water in Mississippi’s capital city, which has been facing water system problems for years. One lawsuit represents one child, …

Pollution Concerns Lead to Water Warning on Wisconsin Island

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Concerns about pollution from PFAS “forever chemicals” that have been linked to causing cancer and a wide array of other illnesses led the state on Thursday to issue a drinking water warning for residents of French …

Weeks After Storms, Water Crisis Continues In Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Frustrations are mounting in Mississippi’s largest city, more than two weeks since winter storms and freezing weather ravaged the city’s water system — knocking out water for drinking and making it impossible for many to even …

Southern Exposure: Cold Wreaks Havoc on Aging Waterworks

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The sunshine is back and the ice has melted. But more than a week after a deep freeze across the South, many communities are still grappling with getting clean water to their citizens. For years, experts …

New Jersey Sues 3 Firms Over Chemicals in Drinking Water

New Jersey is upping its efforts to force chemical companies to pay for decades of contamination of waterways by substances including so-called “forever chemicals,” used to stain-proof clothing and produce nonstick cookware, that have become ubiquitous in everyday life. The …

Sewer Blockage Pushes Waste into 300 New York City Homes

NEW YORK — A blocked sewer main flooded basements Saturday with brown filth and left residents in the neighborhood near New York City’s Kennedy Airport feeling sickened by the stench. A water condition caused the backup, pushing human waste into …