Over the course of the last year, Virginia Tech University professor Marc Edwards has investigated the causes of the Flint, Michigan, water crisis. Edwards first rose to fame after conducting a similar investigation into contamination of Washington, DC’s water supply. His…

As brown water flowed from taps in Flint, Michigan, government officials made the public health emergency worse and allowed it to persist far longer than it should have, The New York Times reports. Even after warnings from a federal water expert and others, government…

3 officials in Michigan will face charges for failing to keep Flint’s water supply safe from lead contamination. Michigan Department of Environmental Quality employees Mike Prysby and Stephen Busch, and Mike Glasgow, Flint’s laboratory and water quality supervisor, will all…

Flint’s violence can be traced to the same source as its poisoned water: cost-cutting policies that “disproportionately impact people of color living in poorer cities,” writes Alex Kellogg.

Q&A with Ellen Silbergeld, PhD After spending years studying lead and advocating for its removal from gasoline, Ellen Silbergeld, PhD, a professor of Environmental Health Sciences at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, knows exactly how hard it is to…

While much has been written about the political failings that led to Flint, Michigan’s water crisis, its roots date back far earlier than the day in 2014 that the city began drawing its water supply from the Flint River rather than Detroit. The pollution of the river—with…