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Speaking out on lead, Flint pediatrician fulfills calling

When the children of Flint, Mich., were in danger and the people of Flint were ignored, pediatrician Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, MPH, raised her voice in …

Poisoning the Well: The US's Unsafe Drinking Water Outrage

New reports reveal many communities across the US have contaminated drinking water. (Photo: Pixabay)<p>Those shocked by the Flint water crisis should …

Two of the year’s biggest stories were about vulnerable people demanding safe drinking water.

In other words, they were about environmental justice.<p>There was widespread outrage as the national media woke up to the plight of Flint, Michigan, a …

Mitt Romney Gets Lead Poisoning By Kissing Trump's 'Gold' Ring

Mayo Clinic: Goodyear Satire Co--<p>Don't kiss Donald Trump's ring. That's the lesson former governor Mitt Romney learned the hard way.<p>Romney was diagnosed today with lead poisoning. He came down with the rare disease as a result of kissing Trump's ring at a recent Thanksgiving week dinner.<p>DREW …

Philly announces plan to prevent lead poisoning in kids

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney announced a citywide plan on Monday to prevent lead poisoning in children, a dangerous type of exposure that can …

Public Health

Children suffer from lead poisoning in 3,000 U.S. neighborhoods

<b>PHILADELPHIA --</b> A new study of public health records has discovered 3,000 neighborhoods in America where children suffer from lead poisoning. The …

Reuters: Lead poisoning in thousands of U.S. cities worse than Flint

<i>; Credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images</i>Take TwoFlint, Michigan has been without clean water for more than two years.<br>Cost-cutting measures there led to …

Shock makes dangerous metal in water safer to drink

An engineer has found a new way to convert the dangerous chromium-6 into common chromium-3 in drinking water, making it safer for human …

We have a plan to reduce lead now: EPA

The agency is committed to taking steps to strengthen the safety of America’s drinking water.<p><i>This statement was provided by the Environmental Protection Agency.</i><p>Protecting all Americans from exposure to lead is a top priority for EPA. While EPA’s Lead and Copper Rule has resulted in substantial …

Shanghai Drinking Water Contaminated By Over 100 Tons Of Trash

Since China entered its now decades-long economic boom, it has wrestled, often unsuccessfully, against air, water, and soil pollution – with …

Pollution

Impacts from Hydraulic Fracturing on Drinking Water, EPA Report

Washington DC - infoZine - The report, done at the request of Congress, provides scientific evidence that hydraulic fracturing activities can impact …

Custody in crisis: How family courts nationwide put children in danger

<b>(100 Reporters)</b><p>In many cases across the country, family courts ignore evidence of sexual or physical abuse, putting kids in peril<p>Laurie Udesky • 100Reporters<p>December 11, 2016 1:00pm (UTC)<p>Six years ago, in 2010, an appellate court in Tennessee affirmed a family court ruling that had awarded Darryl …

Family Court

Is 'racial profiling' illegal? Depends on where you live

Cologne police have been accused of racial profiling after targeting men of North African appearance on New Year's Eve. In the US racial profiling is …

The Climate Change Debate: Black People Are Being Left Out and That Can Be Deadly

When Bloomberg Media convened an invitation-only forum of notables on “The Future of Climate Change” during the first weekday of the Democratic …

This Is How We Can Tackle Climate Change, Even With a Denier-in-Chief

Cities and states can step up their efforts to tackle global warming — with or without federal leadership<p><b>By Laurie Mazur</b><p>President-elect Donald Trump …

10 times Obama fought to preserve the natural world and save the environment

He didn't come into office as a climate crusader, but Obama has made strides in tackling climate change.<p><b>1. Signing the US up to the Paris …

This Photo Might Look Like a Tile Floor, But it Shows a Sad Story About Our Relationship With Sharks

At first glance, the photo below looks harmless, almost beautiful – like we are looking out across a cobbled boardwalk and onto a tranquil harbor. …