As Masters wins are tallied, how about the environment?

April 15, 2016 by  
Filed under Business, Green

Comments Off on As Masters wins are tallied, how about the environment?

Golf has some opportunity to push for environmental stewardship. Why hasn’t it done much?

Go here to see the original:
As Masters wins are tallied, how about the environment?

What’s the deal with lead and the White House moonshot on water?

March 23, 2016 by  
Filed under Business, Green

Comments Off on What’s the deal with lead and the White House moonshot on water?

With the nation reeling from the latest example of ill-fated water infrastructure in Flint, a new initiative in Washington could offer a path forward.

See the rest here:
What’s the deal with lead and the White House moonshot on water?

Machine purifies Flint river water on the spot for residents hit by crisis

February 22, 2016 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on Machine purifies Flint river water on the spot for residents hit by crisis

A company from Florida traveled all the way to Michigan to provide clean drinking water to residents of Flint , who are still unable to use water from their taps due to high levels of lead and other contaminants stemming from corroded pipes. They didn’t bring trucks filled with water, though. Instead, ANSA Technologies  is sourcing water from the Flint River – the very same source that led to the water crisis in the first place – and purifying it on the spot. Read the rest of Machine purifies Flint river water on the spot for residents hit by crisis

Excerpt from:
Machine purifies Flint river water on the spot for residents hit by crisis

Flint counsel says that manslaughter charges may be possible

February 11, 2016 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on Flint counsel says that manslaughter charges may be possible

Investigators looking into the lead contamination of Flint, Michigan’s water supply says those leaders involved in the crisis may face charges as severe as manslaughter . The city’s corrosive tap water, in the aftermath of switching water sources in April 2014, has been the center of a public health emergency for many months, and the role played by government leaders is still being determined. Sky-high levels of lead in the water have caused thousands of children to suffer from lead poisoning , while other contaminants in the water may be linked to deaths from Legionnaires’ disease. Read the rest of Flint counsel says that manslaughter charges may be possible

Read more here:
Flint counsel says that manslaughter charges may be possible

BREAKING: What Flint officials knew about the poisoned water, and when

February 3, 2016 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on BREAKING: What Flint officials knew about the poisoned water, and when

When news of Flint, Michigan ’s water crisis made national headlines, it sounded a lot like a struggling community’s attempt to save money that turned into a terrible accident. As time rolls on, and more details of the events leading to the present are unveiled, it’s become apparent that this was no accident at all. Although the full story has yet to be told and some facts are still buried within the shelter of government offices, much of the evidence that has been made public paints a disturbing picture that nobody expected. Flint’s water source was switched to the Flint River in early 2014 not to save money, as the public was told at the time, but for mysterious yet-unknown reasons. The unhealthy concentrations of a variety of toxins – including lead – was no secret at upper levels of state government, and yet officials repeatedly told the public that the water was safe, the situation was under control, and there was nothing to worry about – even as they stocked their offices with purified water. Nobody knew how wrong they were until it was too late. Read the rest of BREAKING: What Flint officials knew about the poisoned water, and when

See more here: 
BREAKING: What Flint officials knew about the poisoned water, and when

Michigan government employees drank bottled water while the public was poisoned

February 2, 2016 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on Michigan government employees drank bottled water while the public was poisoned

When news of Flint, Michigan ’s water crisis made national headlines, it sounded a lot like a struggling community’s attempt to save money that turned into a terrible accident. As time rolls on, and more details of the events leading to the present are unveiled, it’s become apparent that this was no accident at all. Although the full story has yet to be told and some facts are still buried within the shelter of government offices, much of the evidence that has been made public paints a disturbing picture that nobody expected. Flint’s water source was switched to the Flint River in early 2014 not to save money, as the public was told at the time, but for mysterious yet-unknown reasons. The unhealthy concentrations of a variety of toxins – including lead – was no secret at upper levels of state government, and yet officials repeatedly told the public that the water was safe, the situation was under control, and there was nothing to worry about – even as they stocked their offices with purified water. Nobody knew how wrong they were until it was too late. Read the rest of Michigan government employees drank bottled water while the public was poisoned

The rest is here: 
Michigan government employees drank bottled water while the public was poisoned

Federal lawsuit demands replacement of all Flint’s lead pipes

February 1, 2016 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on Federal lawsuit demands replacement of all Flint’s lead pipes

In Flint, Michigan, a coalition of national groups and local citizens has filed a federal lawsuit demanding the state and city governments replace all of the lead pipes in Flint’s water system. Citing the Safe Drinking Water Act , the suit argues that officials neglected to treat the water for corrosion, test for the presence of lead, or notify residents of the results. The lead contamination in the city’s water has become so bad that both Governor Rick Snyder and President Obama have declared a state of emergency. Read the rest of Federal lawsuit demands replacement of all Flint’s lead pipes

The rest is here: 
Federal lawsuit demands replacement of all Flint’s lead pipes

Bespoke NightRider bicycle is made from sustainably sourced wood

February 1, 2016 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on Bespoke NightRider bicycle is made from sustainably sourced wood

Selva , the European makers of handcrafted wooden bicycles , has just unveiled their latest bespoke creation: the NightRider. Created through the combination of traditional Swiss and Italian techniques with industrial technology, the bicycle features a handsome timber frame crafted from exotic and sustainably sourced Padauk and Wenge woods. The bespoke NightRider bicycle can be customized to the client’s requirements for a smooth and comfortable ride. + Selva The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!

Go here to see the original:
Bespoke NightRider bicycle is made from sustainably sourced wood

How road salt could turn your city into the next Flint, Michigan

January 19, 2016 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on How road salt could turn your city into the next Flint, Michigan

Over the course of the past several months, the lead contamination in Flint, Michigan’s water supply has gained international attention. Flint’s 100,000 residents have been exposed to lead in their drinking water since the city switched its source from Detroit city water to the Flint River in 2014. The lead contamination stems from faulty pipes leaching lead into the water as it flows through them, but the reason for the advanced stage of corrosion in those pipes is something quite startling. According to local environmental experts, the widespread use of salt to de-ice slippery winter roads has led to increased chloride levels in the Flint River , as well as many others in the northeastern United States, where road salt use has risen steadily in recent years. Read the rest of How road salt could turn your city into the next Flint, Michigan

More: 
How road salt could turn your city into the next Flint, Michigan

« Previous Page

Bad Behavior has blocked 1790 access attempts in the last 7 days.