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Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has been criminally charged with willful neglect in connection with the Flint water crisis, report says

The top of a water tower is seen at the Flint Water Plant in Flint, Michigan January 13, 2016, where residents coping with the city's crisis over lead-contaminated drinking water. Rebecca Cook/Reuters Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has been criminally charged with willful neglect of duty in connection with the Flint water crisis, the Associated Press reported Wednesday.  Former Michigan health director Nick Lyons is another official also expected to face charges.  The Flint water cri...
Tags: Politics, Science, Trends, Ap, New York Times, Michigan, Associated Press, Npr, Lyon, Reuters, Flint Michigan, Flint, Rick Snyder, Flint Water Crisis, Flint River, Snyder


Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and other top officials will soon be criminally charged in connection with the Flint water crisis, report says

The top of a water tower is seen at the Flint Water Plant in Flint, Michigan January 13, 2016, where residents coping with the city's crisis over lead-contaminated drinking water. Rebecca Cook/Reuters Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and other former top officials are expected to face criminal charges in connection with the Flint water crisis, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.  Former Michigan health director Nick Lyons is another official also expected to face charges.  The Flint...
Tags: Politics, Science, Trends, Ap, Michigan, Associated Press, Lyon, Reuters, Flint Michigan, Flint, Rick Snyder, Flint Water Crisis, Flint River, Snyder, Rebecca Cook, Flint Water Plant


Report: Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder Will Finally Be Charged for Poisoning Flint's Water

Y’all. Former Michigan governor and certified monster Rick Snyder will catch charges for his role in the Flint water crisis, according to the Associated Press. You absolutely love to see it.Read more...
Tags: Science, Water, Pollution, Michigan, Associated Press, Environmental Justice, Flint, Rick Snyder, Flint Water Crisis


Joe Biden Touts Endorsement From the Guy Who Poisoned Flint, Michigan

Joe Biden can, once again, fuck off. After spending months making overtures to environmental organizers about how he’s listening to them, creating a task force with Green New Deal-backing Sanders supporters and strengthening some parts of his climate plan, the Democratic presidential nominee seems to be taking that…Read more...
Tags: Science, Joe Biden, Biden, Trump, Sanders, Flint Michigan, Flint, Rick Snyder, Green New Deal


Michigan Will Pay $600 Million to Flint Water Crisis Survivors

The people of Flint are finally getting some justice. The state of Michigan is dishing out $600 million in settlement dollars for victims of the water crisis that exposed the city of nearly 100,000 to unhealthy levels of lead in their drinking water.Read more...
Tags: Science, Water, Michigan, Flint, Lead, Flint Water Crisis, Environmental Racism


Simultaneous, reinforcing policy failures led to Flint water crisis, providing lessons during pandemic

Concurrent failures of federal drinking water standards and Michigan's emergency manager law reinforced and magnified each other, leading to the Flint water crisis, according to a University of Michigan environmental policy expert.
Tags: Science, Michigan, University Of Michigan, Flint


Tuesday's Best Deals: Sonos Refurbished Sale, TRX Suspension Kit, Xbox One S, and More

A Dyson sale, a $10 Aukey power strip, digital storage Gold Box, and a Flint and Tinder trucker kacket lead off Tuesday’s best deals from around the web.Read more...
Tags: Science, Dyson, Flint


A Toilet That Vaporizes Your Poo

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photos GettyThere are 2.5 billion people around the world who don’t have access to safe, affordable sanitation systems. That means every time they go to the bathroom they have to put themselves in an unhealthy or dangerous situation. It’s a problem that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation believes can be solved by innovative technologies. And through their Reinvent The Toilet Challenge, they’ve recruited scientists and engineers from around the world to ...
Tags: Science, New Zealand, Bill, Gates Foundation, Flint, Melinda Gates Foundation, Scion Research, Daniel Gapes


Five Years After the Lead Crisis Began, Flint Residents Still Can't Trust Their Tap Water

Five years. That’s how much time has passed since the City of Flint switched its water source, exposing nearly 100,000 people to lead-tainted water. That crisis continues today and has traumatized the city in a way that will take more than another five years to fix. The legacy will likely last for generations.Read more...
Tags: Science, Water Pollution, Flint, Lead, Flint Water Crisis, Dont Forget Flint


Dangerous Chemicals Found in Flint's Water Before the Lead Crisis Started: Report

More than four years since the water crisis began in Flint, Michigan, new information continues to trickle out. That the city’s water was heavily contaminated with lead is no secret now. Hell, even deadly pneumonia-causing bacteria aren’t a secret. Dangerous fluorinated substances, though, are something that’s slipped…Read more...
Tags: Science, Michigan, Environmental Justice, Flint Michigan, Flint, Flint Water Crisis, Really, PFAS, Dangerous Chemicals Found


How Elon Musk Tries to Control His Public Narrative

Elon Musk is a master storyteller. Surely, at least a few people in Flint will get their water filters installed. The mystique of Musk is predicated on one undeniable accomplishment: He built a company that literally does rocket science.
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Flint


Elon Musk Vows to Take on Flint Water Crisis

Elon Musk has been taking a good bit of criticism lately, much of it deserved. After enduring quite a bit of roasting over his ineffective efforts to help kids trapped in a cave in Thailand, he’s now pledged to help every single person in Flint, Michigan, who is still affected by the water crisis.Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Thailand, Flint Michigan, Flint, Much Appreciated


Following his Thailand visit, Elon Musk is going to, um, save Flint?

Fresh off saving a soccer team visiting Thailand with a tiny submarine, Elon Musk is embarking on another heroic mission: bringing clean water to Flint, Michigan.  On Wednesday, Musk was gently needled on Twitter by someone seeking help for the people of Flint, where there's been a water crisis since 2014.  SEE ALSO: Elon Musk's muskiest moments of 2018, so far Musk replied he was up to the task, pledging water filters for anyone in Flint who needed one.  Please consider this a commit...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Navy, China, Thailand, Michigan, Fda, Musk, Flint Michigan, Flint, Rick Snyder, Flint River


Earther The EPA Barred Flint’s Representatives From Attending Its Toxic Water Summit [Updated] | The

Earther The EPA Barred Flint’s Representatives From Attending Its Toxic Water Summit [Updated] | The A.V. Club With one episode left, The Americans prepares to make the ultimate sacrifice | The Takeout What if Subway threw a Twitter poll and nobody responded? |Read more...
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The A.V.

The A.V. Club Do the wrong thing: 90 years, 90 movies that should have been nominated for Best Picture | Earther You Need to Watch This New Netflix Series on Flint | The Takeout Do you find the Jane Walker whisky logo condescending? |Read more...
Tags: Evening Favorites, Science, Flint, Jane Walker


#Flint: State May Reconsider Free Bottled Water Program

Friday marks 1,323 since the people of Flint, Michigan have been without clean water. Although the water is reportedly testing below the federal action threshold, pipe replacement and infrastructure changed in the city have left residents relying on bottled water and filters for clean drinking water. The…Read more...
Tags: Science, News, Flint Michigan, Flint, Flint Water Crisis, Flint Mich, Flint Water Contamination, Little Miss Flint, Flint Lead Contamination


After the Water Crisis, Thanksgiving In Flint Is About Healing

Thanksgiving will never be the same for families in Flint, Michigan, the city that made national news in 2015 for its lead-contaminated drinking water. Mae Collins, 50, is no exception. Her annual family tradition has changed drastically since 2014, when city officials switched the city’s drinking water source to the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Thanksgiving, Environmental Justice, Flint Michigan, Flint, Lead, Flint Water Crisis, Holidays In Flint, Mae Collins


Eleven-year-old develops lead detection tool

Inspired by the Flint water crisis, 11-year-old, Gitanjali Rao developed a lead detection tool that she says is cheaper and more reliable than those currently on the market.
Tags: Science, Gitanjali Rao, Flint


Aging Water Systems Nationwide Pose Threats to Health

Legionnaires disease outbreaks in New York City and toxic levels of lead in Flint, Michigan have raised questions about how to manage risks in aging water systems. Multiple studies assessing the risk of opportunistic pathogens in water systems and the institutional infrastructure failures that led to the Flint water crisis will be discussed at the 2017 Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) Annual Meeting.
Tags: Science, New York City, Flint Michigan, Flint, 2017 Society for Risk Analysis SRA


Low-Cost Graphene-Based Sensor Detects Contaminants in Water

Accurate and accessible detection technologies are necessary to ensure continuous water quality control and early warning capabilities to avoid public safety catastrophes like the ongoing Flint water crisis in Michigan. During the AVS's 64th International Symposium & Exhibition, in Tampa, Florida, researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, will present work about inventing a graphene-based sensing platform for real-time, low-cost detection of various water contaminants. The new sens...
Tags: Science, Michigan, Flint, Avs, Tampa Florida, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee


'Missing lead' in Flint water pipes confirms cause of crisis

A study of lead service lines in Flint's damaged drinking water system reveals a Swiss cheese pattern in the pipes' interior crust, with holes where the lead used to be. The findings support the generally accepted understanding that lead leached into the system because that water wasn't treated to prevent corrosion. Researchers say the findings underscore how important uninterrupted anti-corrosion treatment is for the aging water systems that serve millions of American homes.
Tags: Science, Flint


Punch Your Zip Code Into This Website To Learn If Your Tap Water Could Be Unsafe

On Wednesday, the public health nonprofit and advocacy group Environmental Working Group released a searchable database detailing chemical and heavy metal contaminants in drinking water for all 50 states. In contrast, to the EPA’s extremely clunky site, this is highly simplified. In all, EWG compiled data from more…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, California, Epa, Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Justice, Environmental Working Group, Ewg, Flint, Clean Water


No One Has the Data to Prevent the Next Flint

The lead crisis in America is a data crisis.
Tags: Science, America, Tech, Flint


A Guide to the 15 Powerful People Charged With Poisoning Flint

Whatever you do, stop calling the Flint water crisis a “failure at all levels of government.”Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Crime, Voices, Flint, Your Government At Work, Think Local


Director of Michigan's Health Department Faces Involuntary Manslaughter Charge Over Flint Water Crisis 

On Wednesday, Michigan’s Attorney General announced it will charge Nick Lyon, the former Health and Human Services Director, with involuntary manslaughter for his role in the Flint water crisis. During the crisis, caused in part by substandard water treatment, 100,000 residents were exposed to elevated levels of lead,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Water, Pollution, Michigan, Flint, Health And Human Services, Drinking Water, Flint Water Crisis, Nick Lyon


What General Motors Did To Flint

Before its faucets ran brown, before its residents were poisoned by lead, before it was Murdertown USA, Flint, Michigan was Vehicle City.Read more...
Tags: Science, General Motors, Flint, Lead, Flint Water Crisis, Murdertown USA Flint Michigan


'They Don't Care About Any Poor People': Little Miss Flint Talks About Her City's Water Crisis

Amariyanna “Mari” Copeny is Little Miss Flint. She is 9 years old and lives in Flint, MI. She told me that in her free time she likes to “go on Twitter or just play with my toys or just lay down in bed, read, and play with my dollhouse, and color and draw and cheer.” She hasn’t been able to drink the water from the…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Water, Flint, Amariyanna, Little Miss Flint


A closer look at what caused the Flint water crisis

Flint, Michigan, continues to grapple with the public health crisis that unfolded as lead levels in its tap water spiked to alarming levels. Now the scientists who helped uncover the crisis have tested galvanized iron pipes extracted from the 'ground zero' house. They confirm in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology that the lead that had accumulated on the interior surface of the pipes was the most likely source of the lead contamination.
Tags: Science, ACS, Flint Michigan, Flint, Environmental Science Technology


Flint's Drinking Water Is Getting Safer, But the Crisis Isn’t Over

On Tuesday, a new study found that the level of lead in Flint, Michigan’s drinking water is beneath the federal threshold, though residents are still being told to use filtered water. It’s welcome news for a city that has been grappling with one of the worst environmental disasters in US history—but many folks aren’t…Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, US, Flint Michigan, Flint, Drinking Water


Environmental Justice Enters Its Age of Anxiety

From Flint to Standing Rock, a movement built to address the racial inequities in environmental issues emerged on the national stage during the Obama years. But the winds are about to change. The post Environmental Justice Enters Its Age of Anxiety appeared first on WIRED.
Tags: Science, Obama, Tech, Climate Desk, Flint



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