Wednesday, January 26, 2022

America’s Lead Poisoning Problem Is Everywhere

Flint, Michigan, may be in the spotlight for the state of emergency due to lead-contaminated water, but they aren't the only city dealing with lead poisoning.

Political Poison

The Flint lead disaster exposed the callousness of people like Michigan’s governor, who blame the poor for all of their misfortune.
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This Activist Is Raising 200 Dogs After Saving Them From South Korean Slaughterhouses

For the past twenty-six years, the activist and animal lover, 61-year-old Jung Myoung Sook, has been rescuing dogs intended to be slaughtered and sold to restaurants in South Korea.

Here Are the Republicans Who Blocked Flint Assistance but Received Disaster Aid for Their...

These Republicans have received federal disaster aid in the past for their own states, but claim the Flint crisis is the responsibility of state and local authority.

Newly Released Study Shows Tie Between Fracking Water and Earthquakes

The new study shows that wastewater disposal, when injected into wells underground, can cause a build up of pressure that can lead to earthquakes.

If There Are No New Farmers, Who Will Grow Our Food?

Programs across the country are trying to make it easier for new farmers to get started and put down roots. Here's why: There's only one farmer under 35 for every six over 65. By 2030, one-quarter of America's current farmers will retire.

Inmates in Flint Forced to Consume and Use Contaminated Water for Months

Genesee County inmates were given bottled water for five days, then told it was safe to consume tainted tap water again.

The Atlantic Ocean Is Acidifying at a Rapid Rate

A new study finds it’s absorbing 50 percent more carbon than it was a decade ago, and that could have dire consequences for dolphins, whales, and other marine life.

Army of Lobbyists Push LNG Exports, Methane Hydrates, Coal in Senate Energy Bill

A newly introduced bill includes provisions that would expedite the liquefied natural gas (LNG) export permitting process, heap subsidies on coal technology, and fund research geared toward discovering a way to tap into methane hydrate reserves.

The Pipeline Strikes Back: The Audacity of TransCanada’s $15B Suit Against the U.S.

The political saga of the Keystone XL pipeline is like a real-life version of The Force Awakens. So why are we giving the Dark Side even more power?