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US Environmental Protection Agency sweeps Iowa’s water crisis under the rug

Despite over 10,000 factory farms and almost no Clean Water Act regulation, EPA denies petition to withdraw Iowa’s pollution program.

Shutoffs continue as the people of Detroit fight for water as...

“That’s why a lot of people in Detroit are choosing water over medicine, water over rent, water over new shoes for their kids." “Because it’s such a huge percentage of people’s income right now.”

Flint water crisis ongoing: ‘We are still suffering’

"Four years later, my son, for example, we still can't safely use our water, he can't take a bath without telling me it burns."

Top ranking Michigan official ordered to go to trial over Flint...

Nick Lyon will stand trial for involuntary manslaughter after a Legionnaires' disease outbreak reportedly killed 12 and sickened close to 90 people in 2014 and 2015.

7 reasons we face a global water crisis

Along with fresh water, political will and public pressure are critical resources in ensuring a sustainable future for all.

‘Black Sludge’ Pours Out Of Texas Town’s Faucets Days After FBI...

The problem is summed up in just a few words: "There's not really anyone in charge."

The Flint Water Crisis In Pictures

Earlier this month a State of Emergency was declared and the National Guard was called in to Flint to help with the ongoing crisis.

This Is What Happens To Humans When They Are Exposed To...

An apology doesn’t change the health effects that Flint residents are seeing as a result of the elevated levels of lead in their water.

Government Run Like A Business Led To Lead In Flint’s Water

You might have heard that there is lead in Flint, Michigan's water.

Clinton and Sanders Profess Outrage Over Flint’s Water Crisis

The Governor of Michigan is under fire from the Democratic presidential candidates after his lack of response to the water crisis in Flint that has made hundreds of people sick.

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The Medicare Advantage Paradox: How private insurers cost taxpayers billions

Recent studies and reports from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) reveal that MA overpayments have significantly burdened taxpayers.

Trump’s $48 billion corporate tax cut proposal exceeds annual K-12 education budget

The proposed reduction in the corporate tax rate from 21% to 15% would result in massive tax savings for the largest U.S. companies, benefiting wealthy shareholders while neglecting workers and public investments.

Clarence Thomas faces fresh scrutiny over undisclosed luxury trips funded by billionaire

This has prompted renewed calls for his resignation and demands for stricter ethics reforms for the highest court in the land.

Russia’s war on Ukraine generates more emissions than 175 countries: $32 billion climate bill...

The first two years of Russia’s invasion resulted in greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to the annual emissions of 175 individual countries, further intensifying the global climate emergency.

Supreme Court upholds access to abortion pill

More than 6 million people have used mifepristone since 2000.