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Which wetlands should receive federal protection? The Supreme Court revisits a question it has...

A wetland protection case being reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court will determine which bodies of water can be federally regulated.

How to steer money for drinking water and sewer upgrades to the communities that...

A historic increase in federal water infrastructure funding is coming over the next five years, thanks to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

Looking back on America’s summer of heat, floods and climate change: Welcome to the...

This isn’t just a freak summer: Over the years, such extreme events are occurring in increasing frequency and intensity.

Desalinating seawater sounds easy, but there are cheaper and more sustainable ways to meet...

Even in coastal cities, ocean desalination may not be the best or even among the best options to address water shortfalls.

How to destroy a ‘forever chemical’ – scientists are discovering ways to eliminate PFAS,...

Scientists have found that sodium hydroxide, a component often used in soaps, is able to break down one class of PFAS.

America’s summer of floods: What cities can learn from today’s climate crises to prepare...

Recent floods tell us is that the climate is changing. The statistical distribution of weather events and natural disasters is shifting.

What is a flash flood? A civil engineer explains

Flash floods often catch people by surprise, even though weather forecasters and emergency personnel try to warn and prepare communities.

Farmers can save water with wireless technologies, but there are challenges – like transmitting...

New technology can reduce water demand for irrigation by anywhere from 20% to 72% without hampering daily operations.

The westward spread of zebra and quagga mussels shows how tiny invaders can cause...

Fingernail-sized mollusks are spreading through U.S. rivers, lakes and bays, clogging water supply pipes and altering food webs.
Maywood Riverfront Park was built on the site of eight former industrial properties in Los Angeles County. Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

Flood maps show US vastly underestimates contamination risk at old industrial sites

Flooding in communities near former industrial sites threatens common pollution containment methods already in place.