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1. Colorado researchers probe Parkinson’s disease causes, treatments

Ron Tjalkens, professor of toxicology and neuroscience at Colorado State University, is researching Parkinson’s disease at his lab on campus in Fort

2. Dubbed Terrorists, Mayans Fight Back Against Guatemalan Mining Projects

Pepper Spray

3. Desperately Dry California Tries to Curb Private Drilling for Water

4. Large ‘dead zone’ signals more problems for Chesapeake Bay

5. Asbestos: The Killer That Still Surrounds Us

6. Dialing Back On Cell Phone Waste

Academics and technology firms seek to reduce the growing problem of

electronic waste from old cell phones

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7. Food security faces growing pest advance

Root knot nematode (Meloidogyne incognita) on a tomato plant Image: Courtesy of CABI

8. Cowichan’s peaceful waters hide a growing threat

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9. California drought: Why doesn’t California build big dams any more?

New Melones Dam on the Stanislaus River near Sonora. (AP Photo/Bureau of Reclamation, File)

New Melones Dam on the Stanislaus River near Sonora.

(AP Photo/Bureau of Reclamation, File)

10. Dumpster dining: Environmentalist raises awareness about food waste

11. Thailand heading for a waste crisis

Thai villagers covering their noses while riding a motorcycle past a vast rubbish dump in the Praeksa district. (Pornchai Kittiwongsakul, AFP)

12. More Than 1,000 in Aceh Protest Ban on Illegal Gold Mining

Fish Deaths: Miners in Aceh dispute claims that their activities cause

destruction to the environment

Thousands of traditional gold miners staging a protest in Geumpang in Aceh on Aug. 30, 2014 against a gold mining ban. (Antara Photo/Ampelsa)

13. Bacteria offers bowel cancer clue

14. There were 13 new nesting territories where eagles had not been

documented before.

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15. Puget Sound’s endangered killer whales continue decline

Number of whales drops to 78, a figure not seen since 1985, with two deaths

this year and no new calves since 2012

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1. Does Ghana’s oil boom spell the end for its fishing industry?

Fishermen say the foreign firms exploring for oil and gas are forcing them out

of the waters they have trawled for centuries

Ghana fishermen with long boats on shore

2. Efforts to Revive Rich California Mine Hit Strong Resistance

3. Researchers Investigate Link Between Phthalates And Infertility

Environmental Health: In a study of U.S. couples, exposure to certain plasticizing
agents is connected with cellular oxidative stress, a possible cause of fertility problems
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4. Winged Warnings: Our series day-by-day

5. Not Even Toxic Waste Can Stop Gentrification: NYC’s Superfund

Neighborhoods Are Booming

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6. Metro Detroit treatment plants released 4.5B gallons of sewage into rivers

after storm

7. August downpour results in sewage overflow of 12 million gallons

Three previously unreported overflows add to total from Aug. 12 rainstorm

8. Dead floppy drive: Kenyan company recycles global e-waste; lawmakers

debate new e-waste law

9. Paradise lost: The alien invasion of Hawaii

Supercolonies of little fire ants, an invasive species, are spreading on the islands

Wasmannia auropunctata, also known as the little fire ant

10. California Trees Nailed As The Source Of Mystery Infections

The Canary Island pine is one tree species that hosts a fungus that causes disease in humans.

11. Mount Polley spill: Testing finds elevated selenium in fish

Higher levels are likely naturally occurring, not a threat to human health, province says

The tailings pond breach near the town of Likely, B.C., released 10 billion litres of water and 4.5 million cubic metres of metals-laden sand, contaminating lakes, creeks and rivers in the region.

12. DNR to sample Elk, Kanawha fish for MCHM effects

13. PSC: W.Va. American Water must turn over some records in MCHM case

14. Reformulated gas likely to reduce smog, officials agree

Analysts and the state Department of Environmental Protection differ on the cost

of the new gasoline sought for seven southern and central Maine counties.

15. Carbon capture and storage finally approaching debut

Long-awaited method to rein in carbon emissions still faces hurdles and doubts

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16. Water crisis threatens thirsty Sao Paulo

17. Soiled soil: Toxic levels of metals found in city’s vegetables

18. Organic Farming Taking Off in Poland … Slowly

Organic farmer Slawek Dobrodziej with volunteers from Warsaw helping on his farm. Credit: Courtesy of Malgosia Dobrodziej

19. Invisible threat: Microplastic contamination discovered on bottom of Sydney Harbour

A sipunculid, or peanut worm which has ingested sand that may contain microplastics, in Sydney Harbour.

20. Alaska requests involvement in regulation of new B.C. mine

State asks to be involved in authorization, permitting and enforcement of new

KSM gold and copper mine

The proposed Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell gold and copper mine in northwestern B.C. is causing Alaska concern due to its size and proximity to the Unuk River system, which also flows into Alaska.

21. Concern over toothpaste ingredient

22. The Danger of Combustible Dust


1. Boneheaded Errors Ruin NYT Bestseller About Comanche Leader

2. Hundreds Attend First Gathering of National Congress of Black American Indians

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Mari Brown posted this image to the Gathering’s Facebook page.

3. 12-year-old Maria ‘Little Sioux’ Moore Wins Second Ringside World

Championship

Courtesy of the Moore Family
Maria ‘Little Sioux’ Moore, Spirit Two Lake Sioux Tribe, won her second Ringside
World Tournament

4. SD Police Say Tazing 8-Year-Old Native Girl Was Justified, Family Sues

Courtesy Family
How can the Pierre Police feel justified in tazing an 8-year-old?

5. Tanya Fiddler to White House Council: Invest in Indian Country

Tanya Fiddler, Executive Director of Four Bands Community Fund

6. Be Part of Notah Begay’s Team USA!

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7. Rising Tide Threatens Native Historic Sites in Channel Islands

Channel Islands National Park
Chumash descendents reach the shores of Santa Cruz Island in a re-creation
of a Chumash tomol crossing.

8. Military Folly in Ferguson: Bringing the War to Suburbia

9. Beadworking in Two Worlds: 10 Fascinating Pieces by Teri Greeves

Image source: terigreevesbeadwork.com
‘NDN Art’ (2008) by Teri Greeves. ‘The image started as a pencil drawing of my
youngest son, Nimkees Ankwaad,’ Greeves explains. ‘He is speaking the word
ART, appropriated from the Roy Lichtenstein painting ‘Art’ (1962).’

10. Clearing the Air of Navajo’s Smoke Free Workplace, Traditional Tobacco OK

11. Redskins Players Salute Mike Brown As Their Name-Change Debate Rages

12. Heartbreak in Winnipeg: Bodies of Two First Nations Citizens Pulled From

Red River

CBC News
A memorial to murdered Sagkeeng First Nation teen Tina Fontaine, whose
body was pulled from the Red River, wrapped in a bag, on Sunday August 17.
She had been missing for just over a week.

13. A Pow Wow, in Queens? Ten Amazing Images

14. Neil Young, Willie Nelson, Frank Waln to Play Anti-Pipeline Concert in

Nebraska

AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma
In this Sept. 22, 2012 file photo Neil Young, right, and Willie Nelson perform
during the Farm Aid 2012 concert at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey, Pa.
Opponents of a proposed pipeline that would carry oil from Canada south to
the Gulf Coast said Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 that Nelson and Young will headline
a concert on Sept. 27 on a farm near Neligh in northeast Nebraska.
(AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma, File)

15. Not Your Entertainment: Throat-Singer Won’t Perform for Politician

Source: Google+
Actress and throat-singer Lucy Tulugarjuk is known for the 2001 film
‘Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner’ and appeared in last year’s acclaimed ‘Maina.’

16. EPA Climate Justice Blog: Commitment to Environmental Justice Leads

Fish and Wildlife Service to Study Anacostia River Fishing

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Group fishing at the Bladensburg Waterfront Park.

1. How the Creator of ‘JAWS’ Became the Shark’s Greatest Defender

Peter Benchley’s name is synonymous with a bestselling novel and
blockbuster movie—but he spent the twilight of his career struggling to
protect sharks from the stigma that his masterpiece unleashed.

2. Toledo leaders see big battles on many fronts in water crisis

Any decision certain to cost city millions

3. Farm fertilizers contaminate watershed that supplies Columbus’ drinking-water

Landscape around Hoover Reservoir illustrates how fertilizer can play havoc

with drinking-water supplies

4. N.J. breathing easier with fixes made to coal-burning power plants hundreds

of miles away

The Montour Power Plant in Washingtonville, Pa., spent $560 million to install scrubbers in 2008.

5. PM Narendra Modi’s push for GM crops faces tough opposition from

Swadeshi Jagaran Manch

The GM crops issue will test the Swadeshi Jagaran Manch’s will as well as the resolve of Narendra Modi's government.

6. Inspired by CSR, major companies come to aid of lead mine victims

Singha staff install a water tap at Lower Klity, Kanchanaburi province.

7. Climate change reflected in altered Missouri River flow, report says

Missouri River

8. Environmentalists split over green group’s fracking industry ties

Ties between the Center for Sustainable Shale Development and oil and gas

companies highlight growing divide

9. On Santa Cruz Island, rising seas present archaeological emergency

Santa Cruz Island archeological sites threatened by shoreline erosion

10. Wide, brown land becomes a home to carbon farming

Cobar Grazier Robert Chambers welcomes the income "carbon farming'' brings.

11. Is re-fracturing the next big trend in the oil patch?

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12. Water in the West: Conservation measures take center stage

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14. Farmers Await Weed-Killer Rule

FILE - This July 11, 2013, file photo shows Blake Beckett of West Central Cooperative as he sprays a soybean field, in Granger, Iowa. Faced with tougher and more resistant weeds, corn and soybean farmers are anxiously awaiting government decisions on a new version of a popular herbicide _ and on genetically modified seeds to grow crops designed to resist it. The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to rule in the fall of 2014 on Dow AgroSciences’ application to market Enlist, a new version of the 2,4-D herbicide that’s been around since the 1940s.(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

 


1. Taking Up Arms Where Birds Feast on Buffet of Salmon

2. ‘This is a huge success story’: 2 Maine scientists say acid rain effects

reversing much faster than expected

Crater Pond, near Rangeley, is one of the remote Maine lakes that has its water quality sampled periodically by research scientists.

3. Lake Erie Algae Bloom Crisis Is Putting Pressure On Ohio, Farm States To

Tackle Agricultural Pollution Problems

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4. Water caucus draws hundreds to air concerns

Scientists, legislators, officeholders among standing-room-only crowd

5. The fine for months of manure spilling? Less than $500

Terry Kafka of the DNR holds a water sample of manure and liquid flowing from a farmfield in Marathon County in May.

6. The Great Chinese Exodus

Many Chinese are leaving for cleaner air, better schools and more opportunity.

But Beijing is keeping its eye on them.

7. City children more likely to suffer food allergies

A study in the US finds one in ten children living in major populated cities is

allergic to milk, eggs and peanuts, in contrast to rural counterparts

City kids more likely to suffer food allergies

8. Nicaragua’s Canal Project Pushes Forward Despite Economic, Environmental

Questions

Lake Nicaragua

9. Water in the West: The West gets thirstier as water supplies dwindle

A couple sit along Frying Pan River last spring.

10. Many Republicans Privately Support Action On Climate


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1. Army Corps of Engineers agrees to disclose dam pollution

2. Causes of fish skin lesions ruled out, except for BP oil spill, new study says

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3. EPA Showdown: Who in Texas Wants Tighter Refinery Regulation?

Do Hydrogen Cyanide Leaks Show Weakness of Current Regs?

Houston's Ship Channel: home to refineries and petrochemical complex and site of EPA hearing

4. EPA Will Regulate Some TCE Uses Unless Industries Take Voluntary Action, Official Says

5. How the Commission ‘blocked’ key environmental plans

6. Gulf’s low-oxygen ‘dead zone’ covers 5,052 square miles along Louisiana’s coast

dead zone map 2014

7. Deforestation, development may be driving Ebola outbreaks, experts say

As humans transform ecosystems and come into closer contact with animals, scientists fear more viral epidemics

8. Toledo tap water deemed safe to drink

City lifts ban on drinking tap water

Water crisis over Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins announces that the Toledo water crisis is over during a news conference early today.
Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins announces that the Toledo water crisis is over during a news conference early today.
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9. Behind Toledo’s Water Crisis, a Long-Troubled Lake Erie

10. Natural gas: Massachusetts is ground zero for Northeast’s pipeline fight

11. As Small Hydropower Expands, So Does Caution on Its Impacts

Micro-hydro project in Kenya

12. Oil Companies Are Funding Mysterious Angolan Research Center That May Not Exist

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13. Smoggy Beijing to ban coal use

14. Residents calling it an environmental disaster: tailings pond breach at Mount Polley Mine near Likely, BC

15. ‘City air heavily polluted with lead, cadmium and CO’

Growing number of vehicles, leaded gasoline and poor road conditions are major causes for concentration of lead.— FIle photo

16. Big river, big trouble: Dredges working overtime to open Mississippi

17. Legacy suits: Sorting out good guys from bad

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18. Man killed, homes damaged in Southern California mudslides

19. Poison a tool in Wyoming’s war on ravens

Sporting a curved beak and a rakish headdress, the common raven has increased its numbers dramatically with human development. Today, it is a nuissance to some despite being protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. (Pixabay public domain — click to enlarge)

20. Study: Flame retardants found in moms, kids. Signs of two compounds turned

up in mothers and children tested for a new study that shows how difficult it is for even

the most diligent parents to avoid toxic chemicals added to furniture, toys, electronics

and other household products

21. Latest victim of U.S.-Russia tensions may be Kentucky bourbon

Inside An OAO Dixy Supermarket Ahead Of Results

22. Careless use of drugs bred baby-threatening germ: scientists