Water & Oceans

"AG Schuette: Flint Water Charges Only The Beginning; More To Come"

"Three officials responsible for maintaining safe water in Flint tinkered with evidence, tweaked testing and misled county and federal officials, helping to set in motion the contamination of the city's drinking water with lead, according to criminal charges filed by Michigan's chief law enforcement official Wednesday."

Source: Detroit Free Press, 04/21/2016

"Michigan Urges Toughest Lead Rules In US After Flint Crisis"

"Michigan would have the toughest lead-testing rules in the nation and require the replacement of all underground lead service pipes in the state under a sweeping plan that Gov. Rick Snyder and a team of water experts unveiled Friday in the wake of Flint's water crisis."

Source: AP, 04/18/2016

"Living With Less Snow In The West"

"Among firs and cedars high in the Sierra Nevada, scientists are using an array of instruments to monitor the health of the forest, measure the snowpack and track the water that melts and seeps into the soil. As they collect data, they’re taking snapshots of a landscape in the midst of major changes."

Source: Palm Springs Desert Sun, 04/15/2016

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