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Excessive Lead Levels Found in Almost 2,000 Water Systems Across All 50 States

June 24th, 2017

Via: USA Today: While a harsh national spotlight focuses on the drinking water crisis in Flint, Mich., a USA TODAY NETWORK investigation has identified almost 2,000 additional water systems spanning all 50 states where testing has shown excessive levels of lead contamination over the past four years. The water systems, which reported lead levels exceeding […]

Life and Death in Apple’s Forbidden City

June 18th, 2017

In other news, Taiwan’s Foxconn, Assembler of iPhones, Considering Wisconsin Plant. Via: Guardian: In an extract from his new book, Brian Merchant reveals how he gained access to Longhua, the vast complex where iPhones are made and where, in 2010, unhappy workers started killing themselves. Research Credit: EG

Life Inside the ‘Coffin Cubicles’ of Hong Kong

June 7th, 2017

EG emailed, “I finally found a future retirement home for teachers like me as well as other cogs in the machine!” Via: Guardian: Photographer Benny Lam has documented the suffocating living conditions in Hong Kong’s subdivided flats, recording the lives of these hidden communities. Research Credit: EG

London Bridge Terrorist Attack

June 4th, 2017

Update: Brother On Police Payroll Via: Daily Mail: The brother of the man behind the brutal massacre of seven people in the London Bridge terror attack had actually been paid by police to fight extremism, despite it going on within his own home. Saad Butt, 29, brother of murderer Khuram, 27, was involved in the […]

Gunmen Kill 26 in Attack on Christians in Egypt

May 26th, 2017

Via: Reuters: Gunmen attacked buses and a truck taking a group of Coptic Christians to a monastery in southern Egypt on Friday, killing 26 people and wounding 25 others, witnesses and the Health Ministry said. An Interior Ministry spokesman said the unidentified gunmen had arrived in three four-wheel-drive vehicles. Eyewitnesses said masked men stopped the […]

Two People Had Called Government Hotline to Report Manchester Bomber

May 25th, 2017

Via: BBC: It has also emerged two people who had known Abedi at college made separate calls to a hotline to warn the police about his extremist views.

Manchester Arena Blast

May 22nd, 2017

Update: BBC: Twenty-two people have been killed and 59 injured in what Theresa May called an “appalling, sickening, terrorist attack” at Manchester Arena. A lone male suicide attacker set off a homemade bomb in the foyer at 22:33 BST on Monday at the end of a concert by US singer Ariana Grande. — Via: Guardian: […]

FDA Approved Drugs Have Nearly 1 in 3 Chance of Having a “Significant Safety Issue”

May 16th, 2017

Oh sure, it’s a surprise. *wink* Via: Los Angeles Times: Almost one-third of new drugs approved by U.S. regulators over a decade ended up years later with warnings about unexpected — sometimes life-threatening — side effects or complications, according to a new analysis in the Journal of the American Medical Assn. Researchers looked at potential […]

New Zealand: High Levels of E-Coli Found in Creek that Runs Into Treasured Springs

May 14th, 2017

Disclosure: I am involved with the effort to bring attention to the pollution and water take issues at Te Waikoropupu Springs Reserve. — There is video of the manure slurry feeding into the crystal clear water over SOSGoldenBay.nz. Scroll down to the 28 April entry, if you dare. Via: Stuff: High E-coli levels have been […]

Ex-L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca Sentenced to Three Years in Prison in Jail Corruption Scandal

May 12th, 2017

Via: Los Angeles Times: Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, once a towering, respected figure in policing, was sentenced Friday to three years in federal prison for his role in a scheme to obstruct an FBI investigation of abuses in county jails, marking an end to a corruption scandal that has roiled the Sheriff’s […]

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