Sludge oozes out of Texas city’s faucets days after nearly every city official was arrested

February 23, 2016 by  
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The drinking water contamination in Flint, Michigan has been getting a lot of attention in recent months, but that city is far from the only place in America where the water in residents’ homes has proved toxic. Folks living in the rural town of Crystal City, Texas are among the latest victims of failed public utilities, as an oily black liquid replaced the clear drinking water coming out of their taps . Local residents took to social media to alert their fellow community members about the problem, because they couldn’t report it to authorities. All but one of the town’s top elected officials aren’t currently serving in their posts, having been arrested on gambling charges and allegations of immigrant smuggling two weeks ago. Read the rest of Sludge oozes out of Texas city’s faucets days after nearly every city official was arrested

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Disturbing new map shows 2748 locations where NYC has recently sprayed cancer-causing pesticide

February 23, 2016 by  
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Bad news, New Yorkers — if you like to take long walks or pay visits to your local park, you’ve probably been exposed to glyphosate, the cancer-linked main ingredient of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide. In response to concerned citizen groups, the New York City government released a report last year detailing pesticide use by its agencies. And now, if you’d like to see whether you’re at risk, Reverend Billy & The Stop Shopping Center have created a disturbing new map that charts every park and public area known to be treated with the toxic compound. You can view it here. Read the rest of Disturbing new map shows 2748 locations where NYC has recently sprayed cancer-causing pesticide

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5 smart cities players a step ahead of Google’s Sidewalk Labs

June 12, 2015 by  
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The search giant is far from the only player in town when it comes to smart cities technologies poised to redefine urban development. Here’s what Larry Page & Co. are up against.

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Inept Oil Companies and the Politicians Who Apologize to Them (Daily Show Video)

June 18, 2010 by  
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Photo via the CSMonitor Plenty of people did a genuine double take after hearing Representative Joe Barton (R-Texas) apologize to BP after Obama arranged for the oil company to create a $20 billion fund to pay for the damage it’s caused. But that was far from the only news of the now-infamous congressional testimony of BP CEO Tony Hayward

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