Lead levels that shoot above 5 micrograms per deciliter of blood in children under the age of six are considered dangerous and can inhibit the child’s growth and cause learning disabilities and behavioral problems. A report released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday found the odds of a young…
We all know President Barack Obama is good with kids, but my god, is this man is trying to kill me with his unmatched adorableness when interacting with our nation’s youth?
President Barack Obama fulfilled his promise to 8-year-old activist, Mari Copeny (a.k.a Little Miss Flint) by visiting Flint on Wednesday and their encounter—captured by White House photographer Pete Souza—will leave wishing that U.S. presidents could legally serve a third term:
President Obama will make his long-awaited visit to Flint, Michigan to discuss the community’s water crisis next week, following a request from 8-year-old activist Mari Copeny, a.k.a Little Miss Flint.
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, one of the primary villains in the Flint water crisis, says he’ll drink the city’s filtered tap water for the next month to prove it’s safe—now.
The Flint water crisis just gets worse and worse. This week, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is using taxpayer money to pay lawyers nearly twice his state’s average to save his ass. This is the same man who sacrificed a whole city’s well-being and tried to delay installing new pipes in Flint to due to cost concerns.…
On Wednesday, 30 schools were ordered to shut off their drinking fountains, after elevated levels of lead were detected. The lead is reportedly coming from within the schools, not the Newark Water Department’s source water.
As the water crisis in Flint, Michigan continues to unfold, revealing a pattern of corruption and callousness for the city’s residents, other communities around the nation struggle with the lasting effects of lead and uranium poisoning.
New information about the Flint disaster keeps coming: the Detroit Free Press reports that two top legal aides to Governor Rick Snyder issued a warning in October 2014—a full year before Snyder’s public disclosure of the public health crisis—that Flint’s water supply needed to be switched back Detroit’s source before…
In Flint, Michigan, Erin Brockovich has joined the cavalry: the famed environmental activist is bringing her talents to the Mitten. She’ll be helping lawyers organize a class action suit for the embattled residents.
During a press conference on Tuesday, Karen Weaver, the mayor of Flint, announced that a $55 million pipe replacement program is scheduled to begin this month. Homes with pregnant women and children will get higher priority.
Two cross-breed dogs in the Flint, Michigan area have tested positive for lead toxicity, the Detroit Free Press reported. One is a pet and the other is a stray.
An entire generation of some of Michigan’s poorest human beings might be permanently damaged by the negligence of Rick Snyder, who did nothing as lead poisoned Flint’s drinking water. Maybe he didn’t notice because he was too busy buying this ornate Nordstrom box birthday cake.
The search for who’s responsible for Flint’s lead poisoned water crisis has begun in earnest, as the FBI, EPA and Congress drill down on who did what when.
On Saturday, January 30, over 300 Michigan plumbers descended upon Flint to aid their local colleagues in ameliorating the current water crisis.
In a town where lead poisoning is so prevalent that testings are held under the guise of family fun nights, there’s just one nurse on the school district’s payroll.
Aretha Franklin, living legend and Detroit resident, announced that she will be donating “50 hotel rooms nightly” to Flint residents affected by the city’s ongoing water crisis. In a interview with Tamron Hall Thursday afternoon, Franklin likened the situation to Katrina, calling it “just horrible” to see families…
In a federal lawsuit filed on Wednesday, environmental activists are seeking an order that would force officials in Flint, Michigan to swap out all lead pipes in the city with safer replacements.
In response to the overdue but increasing amounts of attention being paid to the lead-poisoning crisis in Flint, Michigan governor Rick Snyder has released his emails relating to Flint from 2014 and 2015.