Archives For Environment


Jerry Uelsmann: Untitled

Forgotten Promise, 2012

(Note to reader: I find a picture I like and write a poem about what I see. Hope you enjoy)

This is what I see…Felina Silver Robinson

Dear Mother Earth…I’m Sorry© 2015

by Felina Silver Robinson

There were so many promises made and forgotten

We see your despair

Your tears slither slowly through the cracks of the mountain tops

You glare down upon what you created

And see all that we did wrong

We now must fix our mistakes before it’s too late

We hope you still feel we are worth saving

We’d do anything to have your forgiveness

Please don’t strip the earth and leave us bare

Nor leave us beyond repair

We are certain that

Greater things will come the next time around


1. Running Wild: 5 Native Track Teams of Champions

Courtsey of Rod Stanopiewicz
Jordan Lesansee of Albuquerque Academy.

2. DU’s Zach Miller Ready to Take on Notre Dame

AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via AP
In this March 7, 2015, photo, University of Denver’s Zach Miller,
right, takes on Notre Dame’s Garrett Epple during the Pioneers’
11-10 win in Denver. Miller, a Native American who grew up on
the Allegany Indian Reservation in western New York, has helped
to lead Denver to the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Tournament
against Ohio State Saturday in Denver.

3. How One U.S. President Became a Native Advocate

Associated Press
President Richard Nixon

4. Domination and Diversity: Galileo’s Lesson for Canada

5. In Response to War of the Words: ICWA Hearings Reignite Ancient Battle Over Indian Children

6. How Far Can a Dandelion Seed Fly? Ask a Native American

7. SMH @Adam Sandler #Wake Up and Smell the Refreshing Aroma of Equality!

8. Oglala Sioux Water Supply Director Honored with John W. Keys III Award

Courtesy Bureau of Reclamation
Focused on high quality drinking water, Frank Means receives the
John W. Keys III Award. Pictured, from left, are: David Rosenkrance
)Bureau of Reclamation Dakotas Area Office Manager, John Yellowbird
Steele (President Oglala Sioux Tribe), Means (Director of the Oglala
Sioux Rural Water Supply System), Bud Stiles (Bureau of Reclamation retired).

9. Trafficking in Native Communities

iStock
A review of community impact data taken from four formal studies
demonstrates the disproportionate impact the commercial sex trade
has on indigenous communities in both the United States and Canada.

10. Four States Sue U.S. Interior Over ‘Too Strict’ Fracking Regulations

Thinkstock
A fracking well.
Grand Council 1898 Haudenosaunee Confederacy
kahnawakelonghouse.com
Six Nations Confederacy Council at Grand River 1898.
NAJA 2014 Student Project
NAJA/indiegogo
NAJA is crowdfunding to encourage student journalists to cover the 2016
presidential race.

1. Is nicotine all bad?

2. Study may explain mysterious cancer–day care connection

The image shows an abnormal blood cell from a mouse that developed leukemia after being injected with cells treated to simulate multiple infections. The coloring marks pairs of chromosomes. In this case, the diseased cell has three copies of chromosome 18

3. Study: Americans’ exposure to heat extremes could rise six-fold by mid-century

4. U.S. FDA considers expanding tests for drug residues in milk

A jug of milk is pictured in New York March 11, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

5. Where Is Avian Flu Hiding?

6. Pearl River Delta air quality improves but ozone levels rise, report shows

A view of Hong Kong's skyline. Photo: EPA


1. Message in a Blanket: Dakota Artist Stealth-Embroiders ‘NOKXL’ Into Obama Quilt

via Indigenous Environmental Network
Dakota artist DeVon Burshiem, a citizen of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate, stuck a secret protest message onto the back of the star quilt given in gratitude.

2. 12 Years Later, a Mystery of Chemical Exposure in Iraq Clears Slightly

3. Solar-powered ATMs to deliver clean drinking water in Pakistan – TRFN

4. Young girl from Haifa suffering from cancer sues state for allowing air pollution

Family claims pollution is the cause of her disease, and government has not acted to clean it up.

A polluting  plant in Haifa Bay: insufficient Environmental Protection Ministry inspections?

5. Spectacular Filament Eruption | S0 News May 16, 2015

6. Duke to provide water to NC residents with tainted wells

Bob Griggs, right, and Harry Marx are on their way to perch fishing leaving from Belanger Park in River Rouge on Friday. 'I am totally opposed to this,' says Marx about Detroit Bulk Storage wanting to store petroleum coke nearby.


World’s most isolated inhabited island holds global architecture competition

A lonely spot of land in the ocean. Tristan da Cunha as pictured from space.


I’d like to share my environmental readings of the day. It is quite disturbing to see the toll that has been and continues to be taken on our environment. We still have so much more to learn and even more to do. Enjoy your reading.

1. Scientists convinced of tie between earthquakes and drilling

98592 full

2. How Radioactive Is the Pacific, Really?

In this dataset, the simulation from NOAA's HYSPLIT model shows a continuous release of tracer particles from 12-31 March at a rate of 100 per hour representing the Cesium-137 emitted from Fukushima Daiichi. Each change in particle color represents a decrease in radioactivity by a factor of 10. Radioactivity decreases due to removal by rainfall and gravitational settling. Decay is not a factor for Cesium in this short duration simulation compared to its 30 year long-half life. The air concentration would be computed from the particle density so it is only partially related to the color scale. The released particles are followed through the end of April using meteorological data from the 1-degree resolution NOAA global analyses.

3. Tanning Salons Play Down Hazards, Lawsuits Claim

The authorities said two chains in New York, Portofino Spas, above, and Total Tan, had engaged in deceptive business practices.

The authorities said two chains in New York, Portofino Spas, above,

and Total Tan, had engaged in deceptive business practices.

Credit Victor J. Blue for The New York Times

4. A round-the-world scientific expedition will use drones to study plastic pollution

Scientists circumnavigating the globe on a spartan racing catamaran will

spend the coming year deploying drones to collect better data on plastic pollution

The Race for Water Odyssey is on a journey that will take its crew over 40,000 nautical miles as they attempt to draw up the first global assessment of plastic pollution in the oceans.


Here Are Some Amazing Eco-Friendly Items That Even Mother Nature Would Approve Of

Earth Day