Massachusetts Senate President pushes aid for clean water.
 Senate President Therese Murray said Wednesday that one of the Senate's top priorities will be to help cities and towns pay to repair and replace aging water infrastructure systems, a problem some lawmakers describe as rivaling transportation in its need for new funding sources. By STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE August 28, 2013 State House News Service, Massachusetts. http://bit.ly/1cn3IZD


Posted: 20 Aug 2013 09:15 PM PDT
Public water supplies are safer than ever – a lot safer than most bottled water. But new concerns about emerging contaminants like pharmaceuticals and fragrances could drive up future costs for water treatment.

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Great Lakes Echo is a project of the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism at Michigan State University. The Knight Center has undergraduate and graduate programs and holds workshops for professional journalists.

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Cancer Revisited: Our Evolving Thinking, And Where’s The Cure? by Rachel Zimmerman, Cancer -- and our evolving thinking about its nuances, complexity and how to treat it -- is in the news this week.

Where’s The Cure For Cancer? We examine the ongoing war on cancer, why we’re not closer to a cure already and where the promising research is now. http://onpoint.wbur.org/2013/08/01/redefining-cancer

Widespread Chemical Bisphenol A Linked To Flawed Eggs In Women, by Carey Goldberg, Researchers find that the ubiquitous chemical Bisphenol A may harm egg quality in women.

Collaborating for a Cure: Avon's Unifying Fight against Breast Cancer Marc Hurlbert joined Avon 10 years ago to help positively impact those affected by breast cancer. His mission: to unite non-profits.