Three Michigan officials are facing criminal charges in an investigation into dangerous levels of lead found in water in the city of Flint. 100,000 people were affected by the decision to source water from the contaminated River Flint.
The Goldman Environmental Foundation has announced the seven recipients of the 2018 Goldman Environmental Prize, the world’s largest and most prestigious award for grassroots environmental activists. Six were women.
South Africa's national government has taken over administrative control of the strife-torn North West province. Public anger over graft and poor public services erupted last month, leading to looting and police clashes.
The new indictments in an alleged city-wide lead poisoning case follow the charging of three others earlier this year. Residents of the poverty-stricken city of Flint, Michigan, were put at risk for 18 months.
"The Shape of Water" and "Dunkirk" are well-represented among the Academy Award nominees, and "Call Me By Your Name" is up for best picture. The awards will be presented on March 4 in Los Angeles.
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