Environmental Health

Flint Returns to Using Detroit Water After Lead Found in Local Supply

"More than a year after residents of Flint, Mich., were switched onto a water supply that has since been linked to rising levels of lead in the blood of some children, state and city officials abruptly reversed course, announcing on Thursday that Flint would return to its old water source."

Source: NY Times, 10/09/2015

"6 Things to Know About the EPA’s New Pesticide Rules"

"For the first time since 1992, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has updated the pesticide protections it requires for the more than two million people who plant and harvest our food. The new protections, which will go into effect in early 2017, could be a game-changer for American farms and workers."

Source: Civil Eats, 10/08/2015

"New Regulations on Smog Remain as Divisive as Ever"

"In August 2011, as President Obama prepared to unveil a major new environmental regulation on smog, his political advisers issued a warning: The rule would affect power plants and factories throughout the Midwest, slowing the economy in states like Ohio that would be crucial to the president’s re-election."

Source: NY Times, 10/01/2015


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