How Much Did Michigan Governor Rick Snyder Know About Flint's Poisoned Water?

Jordan Sargent · 01/08/16 03:05PM

The water in Flint, Mich. is poisoned. On Tuesday, many months after its residents rightly suspected its water might be tainted and sickening, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder declared a state of emergency. On Thursday, Flint Mayor Karen Weaver said the cash-poor city might need to come up with as much $1.5 billion to fix its water system, a sad coda to a crisis that stems from a broken down city looking to save money anywhere it could.

Brendan O'Connor · 08/16/15 09:00AM

On Thursday, non-profit environmental-health watchdog group As You Sow filed a notice of intent to bring legal action against Soylent, alleging that the meal replacement start-up failed to warn consumers about high concentrations of cadmium and lead in its space food. Also it makes you fart a lot.