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10 Things They Won't Tell You About The Flint Water Tragedy. But I Will

Michael Moore | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics
Michael Moore

Suspend democracy. Cut taxes for the rich. Make the poor drink toxic river water. And everybody's happy. Except those who were poisoned in the process. All 102,000 of them. In the richest country in the world.

How Lead In Recycled Electronics Can Poison Workers' Families

The Huffington Post | Scilla Alecci | Posted 02.01.2016 | Technology

In 2009, when Anthony Harrell accepted a job at an electronics scrap recycling facility in Cincinnati, he was happy to have found work that he liked ...

We Are All Responsible For Flint

Clark Power | Posted 01.28.2016 | Impact
Clark Power

The tragedy in Flint is a symptom of America's growing inequality, which segregates and marginalizes entire communities.

Lots Of Cities Have The Same Lead Pipes That Poisoned Flint

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics

Just how many lead pipes are there in Flint, Michigan, where the water has been undrinkable because of high lead levels? Nobody knows. "A lot of...

Two Brothers Drive From Chicago To Flint To Deliver Clean Water

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 01.26.2016 | Black Voices

In the midst of the disastrous, lead-contaminated water crisis in Flint, Michigan, two brothers from Chicago are on a mission to make sure the city's...

GOPer Investigating Flint Crisis Also Defending State Against Flint Lawsuit

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 01.20.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Last September, a Flint lawmaker asked Bill Schuette, Michigan's attorney general, to investigate whether government officials were to ...

Forensic Facts From the Fatal Franklin Expedition

Garry Rodgers | Posted 01.19.2016 | Science
Garry Rodgers

The 1845 expedition led by Sir John Franklin to find the Northwest Passage was one of the biggest disasters in exploration history.

Why Pediatricians Are So Alarmed By The Lead In Flint's Water

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.23.2016 | Healthy Living

In early 2014, residents in Flint, Michigan, started noticing something odd about their water. It looked different and had a foul odor. People report...

EPA Flakes on Flint

Henry Henderson | Posted 12.17.2015 | Detroit
Henry Henderson

Make no doubt about it: This is a public-health disaster that requires city, state and federal leadership and cooperation, including more transparency about how Flint's drinking water is tested and treated.

Poisoning People, the Future and the Public Interest in Flint, Michigan

Henry Henderson | Posted 10.06.2015 | Green
Henry Henderson

Lead is a devastating toxin. It ravages the brain. Robs children of IQ points and brain function. And deprives our society of vast potential. It has cast a huge, destructive shadow across human civilization.

Group That Claims To Represent Small Businesses Goes To Bat For Corporations In Lead Paint Case

Capital & Main | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.01.2015 | Politics

This story originally appeared in Capital & Main. Sign up for email alerts from Capital & Main. A nationwide group of self-described small...

3 Ways to Fight Mass Criminalization

Jordan Melograna | Posted 12.08.2014 | Crime
Jordan Melograna

This isn't rocket science. If you put people who are sick in jail instead of a hospital they don't get better; if someone bounces between a cell and the street for years, they'll never find a stable place to live.

7 Things Drill Sergeants Taught Me About Life

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 10.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Part of my training included learning how to speak Army, figuring out the rank structure, and understanding a vast alphabet of acronyms. It was all worth it because I learned so much from the soldiers with whom I worked. Here are just a few of the biggest lessons I learned...

Lynne Peeples

Many Small Planes Still Run On Toxic Lead Fuel, And That Risks The Health Of Millions

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 04.25.2014 | Green

A children's playground shares a fence with the Santa Monica Airport. (Michael Brodsky) The regular racket of propeller planes flying in and out of...

Sulfur, Sulfur, Toil and Trouble

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.03.2014 | Green
Jeff Schweitzer

The EPA, we are told, will unveil this week new regulations to remove sulfur from American gasoline blends. Rather than representing some radical move of aggressive government intervention, this action will only just bring the United States up to the existing standards of Europe, Japan and South Korea.

A Look at Environmental Justice in the United States Today

Bill Chameides | Posted 03.22.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

Attorney General Eric Holder said in a speech in 2011 that Martin Luther King Jr. "plant[ed] the seeds of the environmental justice movement" and that environmental justice is "a civil rights issue." In that spirit, let's look at some metrics on how equitable environmental risk is distributed in the U.S.

Watch: State of Conflict -- North Carolina

Bill Moyers | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

First it was Wisconsin. Now it's North Carolina that is redefining the term "battleground state." On one side: a right wing government enacting laws that are changing the face of the state. On the other: citizen protesters who are fighting back against what they fear is a radical takeover.

The Scariest Thing This Halloween May Be In Your Kids' Makeup

Amy Ziff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Amy Ziff

Lead, regardless of the level, is found in makeup around the country. Even in makeup intended for kids. Halloween can be an opportunity for toxic mayhem OR it can be an opportunity to learn, educate and buy carefully.

Gov. Brown and California Must Lead the Way on Lead Ammunition

Shaye Wolf | Posted 12.03.2013 | Green
Shaye Wolf

Though we've long-known there are no safe levels of lead exposure, it's always taken a law to get the lead out of pretty much anything in this country.

Lynne Peeples

The Poison Risk You Might Not Be Aware Of

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 09.28.2013 | Green

In a letter to a friend dated July 31, 1786, Benjamin Franklin wrote of lead's "mischievous" effects on workers. He cited his own encounters with the ...

The Law That Put Consumers First at the CPSC

Inez Moore Tenenbaum | Posted 10.13.2013 | Business
Inez Moore Tenenbaum

Congress recognized that consumer confidence would increase if certain key safety standards were made mandatory, instead of being voluntary. The result: all of the nation's toy standards are mandatory.

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP: 6 Tips For Effective Leadership

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP | Posted 10.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP

Part of the challenge for leaders is that they are all human. And as humans, we are all flawed. That being said, what is effective leadership? Is it a title? Is it achieving goals? Is it inspiring others? Is it seeing a unique vision?

An Open Letter to My Mind

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 09.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

To be honest, as I've worked on this so far I've found that most of our millions of thoughts are actually pretty irrelevant. They aren't about being smart, and they aren't even all that clever. They are just an ongoing, buzzing distraction that keeps me from fully enjoying things.

How to Overcome Freakouts

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 09.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

What truly successful happy people seem to know is that we are not defined by our many, many short-lived moments. Instead, we are defined by our patterned choices and actions over the long haul.

The Unexpected Leadership Lesson From Traffic School

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 09.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Sometimes your right of way doesn't matter at all. Sometimes, no matter how much you just know you deserve something, others won't see it that way or respect it. That's just a fact.