On January 16, 2016, President Obama declared a federal emergency for the city of Flint, Michigan, over the contamination of the city’s drinking water. One year later, not only is the city still struggling to provide clean sources of water to the Michigan city’s population, but the plight of residents in Flint has opened up the conversation about a water crisis in … [Read more...] about The Very Real Water Crisis That Few Are Acknowledging by Farron Cousins
from Common Dreamsby Renee Schoof and Margaret TalevWASHINGTON - Government scientists wanted to tell Americans early on how bad the BP oil spill could get, but the White House denied their request to make the worst-case models public, a report by the staff of the national panel investigating the spill said Wednesday.White House officials denied that they tried to suppress the … [Read more...] about White House Squelched Release of BP Oil Spill Estimates
Our daily weather reports, cheerfully presented with flashy graphics and state-of-the-art animation, appear to relay more and more information. And yet, no matter how glitzy the presentation, a key fact is invariably omitted. Imagine if, after flashing the words "extreme weather" to grab our attention, the reports flashed "global warming." Then we would … [Read more...] about News at 11: How Climate Change Affects You by Amy Goodman
Published on Friday, June 11, 2010 by The Huffington Post by Riki Ott Orange Beach, Alabama -- While President Obama insists that the federal government is firmly in control of the response to BP's spill in the Gulf, people in coastal communities where I visited last week in Louisiana and Alabama know an inconvenient truth: BP -- not our president -- controls the … [Read more...] about From the Ground: BP Censoring Media, Destroying Evidence (and US Gov helping them)?
UNITED NATIONS - April 22 - Food & Water Watch Board Chair Maude Barlow addressed the United Nations General Assembly today to support the Bolivian call for an annual "International Mother Earth Day" celebration. Her speech was a call to action to implement the human right to water and abandon the "hard path" of large-scale technology - dams, diversion … [Read more...] about Maude Barlow Addresses UN General Assembly