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Newark distributes bottled water to a specific neighborhood because of high lead content in tap water

By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today   Newark, N. J. Mayor Ras Baraka announced the city had begun distribution of bottled water to a certain neighborhood because of elevated lead levels in the drinking water caused by corrosive lead pipes. The bottled water distribution is similar to what had occurred in Flint, Michigan, another American city with a large African-American population.[Read More…]

Global Warming Is Pushing Arctic Toward ‘Unprecedented State,’ Research Shows

Rising temperatures are triggering cascading effects across the polar region, from diminishing ice to changes in when plants flower and where wildlife is found. By Bob Berwyn, InsideClimate News Apr 8, 2019 Sheenjek River, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Credit: Alexis Bonogofsky for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Global warming is transforming the Arctic, and the changes have rippled so widely[Read More…]

Mozambique reports 139 cases of cholera in the wake of cyclone Idai

Mozambique officials have confirmed 139 cases of cholera, a deadly infection of the small intestine if left untreated. The cholera epidemic resulted from Cyclone Idai, which has killed at least 468 people in Mozambique, eastern Zimbabwe, and Malawi, government officials have reported. Cholera is a waterborne disease, thriving in conditions of poor hygiene. It causes acute diarrhea that is fatal[Read More…]

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