Health & Lifestyle
Ecuador To Sell One Third Of Pristine Rainforest To Chinese Oil Companies February 12, 2016
Ecuador is in the midst of talks to sell one-third of pure, untouched rainforest to Chinese oil companies despite environmental impact and protests from indigenous people.
Protecting America From Racism In The Water
The tragedy of poisoned water in Flint, Michigan, has grabbed headlines around the globe, but its impact on the most vulnerable people in the state has not received nearly as much coverage.
Former Flint Mayor Comes Clean About The Water Crisis
"The tragedy is that everyone in this community had a real fear of lead that should have been there from the beginning"
Caving To Coal Interests, Supreme Court Blocks Key Climate Action
"We’re disappointed the rule has been stayed, but you can’t stay climate change and you can’t stay climate action," says EPA spokesperson.
The World’s Forests Are On The Verge Of Collapse
Many big infrastructure projects are being pushed by powerful corporations, individuals or interests that have much to gain, often at great cost to the environment and developing societies.
Flint Officials Could Have Prevented Lead Crisis For $80 A Day
"Had they done the minimum allowable under the law, which would have been to continue the phosphate dosing — which in Detroit water, it would’ve cost $80 to $100 a day.”
France Mandates Unused Supermarket Food Be Donated To Food Banks
Food banks and other charities welcome law making large shops donate unsold food and stop spoiling items to deter foragers
Facebook Is Deleting Medical Marijuana Dispensary Pages
"It seems high-handed to simply shut down important resources for sick patients without even saying why or giving organizations a way to ask for reconsideration."
FBI Now Involved In Flint Water Crisis Investigation
Federal prosecutors are working with a multi-agency investigation team on the Flint water contamination matter.
After Bottling Michigan’s Clean Water, Nestle Comes Under Fire For Ties To Snyder Admin
Nestle, which bottles 200 gallons of Michigan water per minute and has ties to the Snyder administration, has become a target for activists who don’t want the corporation to profit from the Flint water crisis.