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Scandal: Top EPA official resigns following “irreversible” effects of lead poisoning among Michigan children

Both state and federal regulatory agencies failed the people of Flint, Michigan, by declining to take action after discovering the presence of high levels of lead in the community’s water supply.

Worldwide Droughts – Preparing Ahead for Mass Migrations

Draught in the world
There’s supposed to be water, water everywhere in Brazil but today there’s hardly a drop to drink in the country’s biggest city, Sao Paulo. And it looks like there’s more than just a drought to blame.

The dark underbelly of sustainable development: Agenda 21


Sustainable development has been the catchphrase of the environmental movement for over 20 years and rarely are underlying motives questioned. After all, a majority of people want a healthy future, free of pollutants and global warming where the earth is protected for ourselves and subsequent generations. There is a catch, however. The underpinnings of sustainable development are rooted in Agenda 21, a body of regulations inspired by the United Nations (UN) "Earth Summit" conference in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. At first glance, the agenda looks beneficial and harmless -- except for the fact that it sets forth a policy which strips individuals of freedom and controls private land unconstitutionally.

Cities alter weather for thousands of miles downwind, study finds


'Waste heat' from big metropolitan areas changes atmospheric systems, altering weather patterns for regions thousands of miles away. The finding helps explain why some regions have seen more warming than computer models predict.