Latest from Frances Stead Sellers
Heavy rains influenced by climate change and aging dam infrastructure could spell disaster in many states.
  • May 22, 2020
Federal regulators revoked the Edenville Dam’s license to produce hydroelectric power in 2018 over whether it could handle big floods.
  • May 20, 2020
As covid-19 spreads to rural areas, many worry that a lack of clean water puts everyone at risk.
  • May 5, 2020
Treatment for cancer, heart disease and other issues would address pent-up demand and bring in badly needed revenue. But it hinges on the ability to test everyone.
  • Apr 20, 2020
Doctors have been puzzled over their disappearance, speculating, “Everybody is frightened to come to the ER.”
  • Apr 19, 2020
More frequent flooding is overwhelming city drainage systems, sending raw sewage into rivers and streams. But Philadelphia is trying an innovative fix — capturing rainwater before flows into city drains.
  • Apr 9, 2020
The New York governor insists it’s vital for hospitals to share resources because the virus will “overwhelm the resources of any single community.”
  • Apr 7, 2020
The debate reflects a grim reality where thousands of health care workers have fallen ill, ventilators are so scarce that some hospitals are putting two patients on one machine, and protective equipment like masks and gowns are in such short supply that some workers are sewing their own.
  • Mar 31, 2020
Covid-19’s distinctive white spots show up in the lungs of “one after another after another after another ... in all ages, men and women.”
  • Mar 28, 2020