When the city of Flint, Michigan, began pumping water from the Flint River, it was the cheapest option at the time. But there were problems right off the bat, and complaints from residents rolled in.
One mother’s quest to put a cap on toxic tap water
What do you do when the water’s not safe to drink, bathe in or even swim in? One mother turned to bottled water – for everything.
Do not drink: The water crisis in Flint, Michigan
On this hour of Reveal, we hear the whole story of how people in Flint, Michigan, went from trusting their tap water to fearing it.
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Who let the cats out?
In this story produced with PBS NewsHour, we examine what the cat fight over feral felines is all about.
6 reads to catch you up on Flint’s water crisis
Check out six key stories that help explain how Flint, Michigan, ended up with dangerously high levels of iron and lead in residents’ water supply, which has sparked public outrage and a state of emergency in the city.
The Quick Read: The animal cruelty behind America’s trapping boom
Fur coats fell out of fashion years ago in the United States. But foreign demand for luxury fur garments made from the pelts of American wildlife has surged in recent years, sparking a Gold Rush-like trapping boom across parts of rural America. The activity is legal and regulated by state wildlife agencies. But it is […]
What do you do when America’s favorite pet – the cat – goes feral?
Cats are America’s most popular pet, with nearly 80 million in our homes today. But for every pet cat curling up in our laps, there’s another stray or feral cat roaming our landscape.
Saving feral cats is humane – but there’s a catch
The question of how to best control feral cats is sparking a lot of controversy. At issue is whether they are pets gone astray that we should be protecting or invasive predators that are decimating local wildlife.
In this episode of Reveal, we take a look at two cats whose fates diverged – one, an invasive predator, is encouraged to thrive and hunt; the other, a native wildcat, is being hunted and trapped.
How cruelty killed the bobcat
In many states in the U.S., it’s legal to trap and kill bobcats. But the tools that are used – steel-jaw traps and choke poles – led us to examine what’s really at stake: how we define cruelty.