Daily Archives: January 25, 2016

Most U.S. Cities Have Dangerous Lead Levels In Water


The Ring of Fire

Published on Jan 25, 2016

The lead-contaminated water crisis in Flint, Michigan is not the only water crisis that we need to be concerned about. According to a new report, lead levels in most U.S. cities are at dangerous levels.

Global Climate Change
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Environmental Racism: Critics call Flint crises a civil rights issue


RT America

Published on Jan 25, 2016

Joining RT’s Lindsay France to discuss the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Michigan, is journalist, activist and Global Health Corps Fellow Jaimee Swift, who says that Flint is not an isolated incident. “The physical environment is not exempt from institutional racism and prejudicial environmental actions and policies that disproportionately affect the black community,” Swift says.

Global Climate Change
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Public Health

Present Danger of Nuclear War – Bill Perry – Pt. 1


eon3

Published on Jan 25, 2016

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense William J. Perry once presided over America’s nuclear arsenal. Now he is devoting his life to the abolition of nuclear weapons. What does he know that we better find out?
Part 1 of 3. Coming soon: Pt. 2 – Interview; Pt. 3 – Q&A with the audience.

For more info.: WJPerryProject.org

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Is The GOP Really This Dumb?


The Ring of Fire

Published on Jan 25, 2016

The GOP’s autopsy report laid bare their problems with the American voters. Unfortunately, they didn’t take those lessons to heart, and they’re about to make the same mistakes they made in 2012 all over again.

Global Climate Change
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Porter Ranch gas leak: Residents build cases against CA Gas Company


RT America

Published on Jan 25, 2016

On the surface, it may be easy to dismiss the locals of Porter Ranch, California, who are complaining of headaches, nose-bleeds and nausea due to the massive methane leak. But these seemingly modest ailments have turned into nightmares for some families. Jim Frantz, of the Frantz Law Group representing more than 1,000 residents, sits with RT’s Manila Chan to discuss how his clients are dealing with the health hazard.

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Public Health

WHO warns Zika virus will spread into northern hemisphere


RT America

Published on Jan 25, 2016

With a virus that causes brain damage and under-development and has no vaccine or medication for prevention or treatment, the Director General of the World Health Organization says the virus outbreak is extremely worrisome, while the CDC is advising travel restrictions for pregnant women. The virus has been found in 21 countries and is expected to reach everywhere besides Canada and Chile. RT’s Marina Portnaya reports from Miami.

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6 states report extensive lead exposure

RT America

Published on Jan 25, 2016

Water contamination is now on the mind of all Americans following developments from Flint Michigan. RT’s Ed Schultz talks to Simone Del Rosario who breaks down the issue and tells us why data on the issue of water contamination is so lacking.

Global Climate Change
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