The city of Flint in Michigan, US, has a water crisis. It’s been going on since 2014 when residents were switched to a cheaper supply but it took a year before the authorities admitted there was a problem. As a result, thousands were exposed to lead poisoning, carcinogenic chemicals and legionella bacteria. Miguel Francis-Santiago investigates what caused the problem, its dire consequences and why they tried to cover it up.
The Indian state of Punjab is undergoing a severe water crisis. Once an agricultural leader in India, it’s now turning into a desert. Farmers and other rural dwellers are going bankrupt over the need to pay for water delivered from other regions. In this drastic situation, the number of suicides has skyrocketed, but the authorities deny that people are killing themselves over the water shortage.
The ancient Greek island of Lesbos is where hundreds of thousands of people fleeing Africa and the Middle East first reach Europe. “Clowns without Borders” is an organisation that sends volunteers to entertain children in the refugee camps and offer a little comic relief.
We go to Chelyabinsk, where a flaming meteorite streaked across the sky damaging dozens of buildings and injuring people in February 2013. We talk to the witnesses and scientists to find out whether the country should get ready for more such terrifying events.
It was the start of the new season for the KHL. Lokomotiv Yaroslavl was expected to claim victory over Dynamo Minsk team. But the fans' excitement was suddenly overrun by a tragic event: on the way to Minsk, the whole team perished in a plane crash.
Twenty-six years have passed since the Chernobyl disaster, but people still remember the tragedy, especially those who lived in the nearby city of Pripyat. RT’s correspondent Aleksey Yaroshevsky has visited the ghost town. Watch his special documentary on RTDoc.