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    Bruno Mars Donates $1 Million to Flint Water Crisis Relief Effort

    Bruno Mars Donates $1 Million to Flint Water Crisis Relief Effort

    Bruno Mars donated $1 million to help Flint with its ongoing water crisis. The singer made the announcement Saturday night during his show in suburban Detroit. Billboard reports that Mars was closing out his set at the Palace of Auburn Hills arena with his hit “Just The Way You Are” when he revealed the donation […]

    Find Out What’s in Your Tap Water

    Find Out What’s in Your Tap Water

    Starting Wednesday, the vast majority of Americans can learn about every potentially harmful chemical in their drinking water and what scientists say are the safe levels of those contaminants. The Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) new national Tap Water Database is the most complete source available on the quality of U.S. drinking water, aggregating and analyzing […]

    Michigan Health Director Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter for Role in Flint Water Crisis

    Michigan Health Director Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter for Role in Flint Water Crisis

    Nick Lyon, the head of Michigan’s health department, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection to the Flint water crisis. The charges were announced in a Flint court on Wednesday. Lyon is the highest-ranking official in Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration to be charged in state Attorney General Bill Schuette’s investigation. According to the Associated […]

    Flint Residents Now Pay Full Price for Water They Still Can’t Drink

    Flint Residents Now Pay Full Price for Water They Still Can’t Drink

    By Nika Knight The state of Michigan has declared that Flint’s drinking water “meets all federal water quality standards,” ending a program Wednesday that reimbursed residents for most of their water costs in the wake of the lead crisis. Yet Flint residents still can’t drink the water and the announcement was met with outrage. 1,700 […]

    1,700 Flint Residents File Class-Action Lawsuit Against the EPA

    1,700 Flint Residents File Class-Action Lawsuit Against the EPA

    By Sydney Robinson More than 1,700 residents of Flint, Michigan, are seeking legal compensation in a class-action lawsuit against the U.S. government for the handling of the lead water crisis in their city. The litigation has been a long time coming for a community that has suffered well over two years with poisoned water and […]

    10 Most Important Environmental Stories of 2016

    10 Most Important Environmental Stories of 2016

    By Jason Mark Christmas has come and gone, New Year’s is right around the corner. That must mean it’s time for my annual roundup of the most important environmental stories of the past year. Some of these topics got a ton of attention (cue: Donald Trump, Standing Rock) while others didn’t get half as much […]