Toxic Lead Threatened a Poor Kenyan Community Until Locals and Activists Fought Back
For people around the world, the right to a clean environment is also a human rights issue.
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The 40-Year Fight to Clean Up One of America’s Most Polluted Projects
It was once dubbed "the toxic donut."
‘Historic’ Flint Manslaughter Charges Will Change How We Prosecute Environmental Crimes
Is this a tipping point for environmental law?
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Flint Residents Filed a Lawsuit Against the EPA for More Than $700 Million
The latest water crisis lawsuit claims the federal agency knew about the issues with Flint's water back in 2014.
Thanksgiving in Flint: Turkey, Stuffing and Hundreds of Water Bottles
This family had to use 144 bottles of water to celebrate Thanksgiving.
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Your City May Not Be Telling You That There’s Lead in Your Water
The Guardian’s investigation shows that in many cities across America, water-testing methods may underestimate levels of lead, thereby violating EPA guidelines, which were updated nine years ago.
What It's Like to Live Through Flint's Water Crisis When You Don't Speak English
For Flint's Spanish-speaking population, many of the warning signs about the lead water crisis have gone unnoticed.
We Asked a Lawyer if Poisoned Flint Residents Can Win Their Lawsuit Against the Government
Earlier this week, a federal lawsuit was filed against a host of city and state officials implicated in the troubled city's water problems. But will it go anywhere?
Flint's Water Crisis Is Leaving Undocumented Immigrants at Risk
Many of Flint's undocumented immigrants are too scared to visit the water distribution centers, for fear that someone will ask for ID.
The Drinking Water Has Been Poisoning Children in This Michigan City
A study published by Flint’s Hurley Medical Center linked the rise in elevated levels of lead in children to when Flint switched in 2014 from the using the Detroit water system to drawing water from the Flint River.
The Thai Village Where Widespread Lead Poisoning Has Destroyed Lives
Two decades after a mining operation dumped its wastewater into the river that Lower Klity Creek residents depend on for drinking a fishing, villagers are still grappling with the horrific consequences.
This American Town's Drinking Water Will Make You Permanently Dumber
That’s right. Doctors are now warning that drinking the tap water of the city that General Motors almost abandoned could actually permanently lower your IQ.