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Archive for February, 2016

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A Grassroots Perspective on Promoting and Maintaining Clean Water in an American Community

Written by Rebecca Block

 

Coast of New YorkAs an undergraduate studying Marine Affairs and Communications, I was often asked how I was going to use my degree. Admittedly I wondered that myself from time to time. Soon after graduation, I found work as a grassroots organizer with an environmental non-profit organization. Grassroots organizing collects support from the community to bring action to larger campaigns.

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Who Will Pay to Repair Flint?

Written by Kelly Carnes

FlintThe Flint water crisis shines a spotlight on the shameful, aging and crumbling conditions of our nation’s water infrastructure. The American Society of Civil Engineers has long warned that much of America’s drinking water infrastructure is near the end of its useful life, and the American Water Works Association currently estimates that the price tag for upgrading and replacing this infrastructure could exceed $1 trillion.

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