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How One Company Contaminated Pittsburgh’s Drinking Water
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How One Company Contaminated Pittsburgh’s Drinking Water

This summer, 81,000 homes in Pittsburgh received a worrisome letter about their water. The local utility “has found elevated levels of lead in tap water samples in some homes,” it said. Seventeen percent of samples had high levels of the metal, which can cause “serious health problems.” The situation was […]

The Mad Dash to Clean Up Rio’s Guanabara Bay Before the Games
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The Mad Dash to Clean Up Rio’s Guanabara Bay Before the Games

As a sailor, Pedro Rodrigues has spent years looking for an advantage on the high seas. But during the upcoming Olympics in Rio, he’ll be flying in a helicopter, swooping low over the azure waters of Guanabara Bay looking for floating plastic bags, logs, and submerged furniture that could destroy […]