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1. Drug-resistant bacteria: Sewage-treatment plants described as giant

‘mixing vessels’ after scientists discover mutated microbes in British river

Exclusive: Discovery reveals role of sewerage plants in creating mutated
microbes that are resistant to antibiotics

3. NYC billionaire to spend money in Pennsylvania gubernatorial campaign

Billionaire Tom Steyer and his Super PAC, NextGen Climate, are making big

moves in Pennsylvania this year.

4. It’s 2025. Maternity Wards are empty.

5. 100 homes destroyed in Washington wildfire

Wildfires Prompt States Of Emergency

Scores of wildfires across the drought-stricken Western states have prompted

the governors of Washington and Oregon to declare states of emergency.

  6. The Pope and the Sin of Environmental Degradation

7. How to boost food production but not emissions? Researchers identify key ways.

8. Report says Kitimat, B.C., airshed can accommodate oil, gas, smelter industries

Report says Kitimat, B.C., airshed can accommodate oil, gas, smelter industries

9. EPA proposes strict limits on Pebble mine to protect salmon

10. The remarkable comeback of sea otters to the B.C. coast

A pair of sea otters eat a salmon near dawn at Esquimalt, B.C., on Vancouver Island, in this 2010 photo. They caught the fish in nearby waters and devoured it on a small dock. (ANDY CLARK/REUTERS)

11. Detroit water shut-offs spark war of words

Nine arrested in Detroit water shut-offs protest

12. Sulphur surplus: Up to our necks in a diabolical element

Sulphur fumes emanating from a crater in an active volcano on Java, Indonesia

13. California Halts Injection of Fracking Waste, Warning it May Be Contaminating Aquifers

State’s drought has forced farmers to rely on groundwater, even as California aquifers have

been intentionally polluted due to exemptions for oil industry.

The potential impact of waste from oil and gas drilling — including hydraulic
fracturing — on drinking water has been an issue in Texas, Wyoming and,
with great urgency, in California this month. Here, a jar of fracking water waste
is displayed at a recycling site in Midland, Texas. (Pat Sullivan/AP Photo)

14. Flattened mountains, poisoned rivers: China’s engineers face off against engineer-created problems

15. Proposed MCHM leak settlement could fund health studies, water testing 


1. One man’s home is another man’s uranium dump

Even for those who don't understand the concept of radiation, Robinson Lake is clearly not safe to drink from. (Madelene Cronjé, M&G)

2. Coal Fuels Brewpubs in Wyoming as Kentucky Mines Misery

3. EPA proposes limits on Alaska’s Pebble Mine project

Commercial fishing boats in Bristol Bay near Naknek. July 6, 2007 (flickr / echoforsberg)

4. In Dayton, Ohio an economic comeback is in the water

What if water was worth the price of gold? One Midwest city is betting on it.

In Dayton, Ohio, an economic comeback is in the water

5. Thousands Of Containers Fall Off Ships Every Year. What Happens To Them?

SHIPPING CONTAINER STUDY MBARI

6. Scientists unlock the genetic secrets of bread wheat

7. Climate Confidential

Illuminating the crossroads of environment and technology

8. Better use of world’s existing cropland could feed 3 billion more people: study

Research reveals large increases in population expected in the next three decades
need not result in widespread hunger
Food crisis and population  : farmer carries wheat crop bundles in Egypt

9. Governments agree to stem cancer-causing arsenic in rice: U.N.

10. ‘Empty and lonely’ Fukushima towns struggle in catastrophe’s wake

Atsushi Fuda

11. Report warns of diesel fumes’ risks

12. Chikungunya fever finally makes it to the United States – two cases in South Florida

13. A call to fight malaria one mosquito at a time by altering DNA.

14. Genetic Engineering to the Rescue Against Invasive Species?

Scientists call for a public discussion on development of emerging “gene drive” technology.

A photo of a female Asian Tiger Mosquito feeding on human blood.

15. Bald eagles expand territory in California islands

Channel Island Eagles


1. ‘All Men Are Created Equal’: The Founding Fathers Didn’t Mean It

2. Friday Funny: Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road? The NDN Version

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3. Wondo Talks World Cup, Native Heritage With Student Reporter

Brandon Frye
Fans wanting to take a selfie with Kiowa star Chris “Wondo” Wondolowski have
become a fact of life for the World Cup soccer athlete.

4. Blackhawk Down: Is this Logo Offensive?

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The logo of the Thorold Blackhawks a junior hockey league in Ontario, Canada.
The logo is receiving scrutiny by its community members.

5. Quechan Business Leader Honored for Tenacity and Perseverance

6. George Preston Marshall’s Grandaughter Calls for Redskins to Change Name

7. Passamaquoddy Tribe Teams Up to Document Alewives’ Return in St. Croix River

International St. Croix River Watershed Board
Alewives are returning to the St. Croix River, which runs along part of the border
between Maine and New Brunswick, Canada.

8. Cleaves on Maine Commission Report: Committed to Discussion on Sharing

9. Stingless Wasps Recruited in Fight Against Emerald Ash Borer

Entomologists hope the emerald ash borer, above, can be kept in check by stingless wasps.

10. Photo: A Navajo Tapestry Featuring Angry Birds and 57,000 LEGO Bricks

11. Iroquois Nationals Pride! Pictures From the 2014 FIL World Lacrosse Championships

12. EPA Climate Justice Blog: Clean Power, Cleaner Communities

Environmental Protection Agency
Sources of greenhouse gases in the U.S.

13. Shifting the Focus: Four Components of Native Strength

Photo by Anthony ‘Thosh’ Collins, thoshography.com

14. Commerce Law Could Be Key to Establishing Tribal Economic Development Council

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15. The Hot List, Part I: 5 Native Actors You’ve Got to Watch


1. Coral reefs face heightened risk of fatal disease from dredging, says research

Study finds sediment exposure can double risk of disease, raising questions over

Abbot Point expansion impact on Great Barrier Reef

White syndrome coral

2. Is organic food healthier? Many scientists are still skeptical

3. Intersex fish indicate chemical problems in Pa. rivers

Vicki Blazer, a fish biologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, studied Pennsylvania´s rivers. She said estrogenic chemicals in the water "are likely complex mixtures" from agricultural and human sources.

4. What chemicals are lurking in your loaf? Nearly two thirds of bread products

found to contain pesticide residues

The study found that the percentage of bread products containing pesticide residues has more than doubled over the last 12 years - rising from 28 per cent in 2001 to 63 per cent in 2013

5. Australia Becomes First Developed Nation to Repeal Carbon Tax

Tony Abbott Pledged to Get Rid of the Tax Last Year

6. Scientists Look for Causes of Baffling Die-Off of Sea Stars

7. The curious case of the massive crater that just appeared at ‘the end of the Earth’

8. In North Dakota’s oil bonanza, natural gas goes up in flames

North Dakota gas flare

9. Top 5 Environmental Issues in America


1. Our Original Free and Independent Nations

2. Wisconsin Tribes Urge EPA to Use Clean Water Act to Stop Gogebic Taconite Mine

Mary Annette Pember

3. Critics Are Digging Jason Momoa’s Road to Paloma, and You Can Too

Courtesy Anchorbay Entertainment
Robert Homer Mollohan, left, and Jason Momoa in ‘Road to Paloma.’ Image
courtesy Anchorbay Entertainment.

4. Shoni Schimmel’s Dream Jersey Is No. 1 Seller in WNBA

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Schimmel holds up her Atlanta Dream jersey on draft day in April 2014.

5. Grand Theft Auto… Not! Washington Senator Gets His Car Back

Courtesy sdc.wastateleg.org
Tech-savvy Washington State Sen. John McCoy, D-Tulalip, used an app to assist
law enforcement in the apprehension of a suspect who allegedly stole his car.

6. 10 Traditional Foods You Might Enjoy During a Canoe Journey

Richard Walker
Blue huckleberries, picked on Kulshan (aka Mount Baker) in Nooksack territory.

7. Native Health News Alliance Ramping Up in Second Year

Mark Fogarty
Rebecca Blatt (left), Shannon Shaw Duty and Teresa Lamsam (right) talk about the
Native Health News Alliance at the Native American Journalists Association’s annual
convention in Santa Clara, Calif. Blatt is the Public Interest Network bureau chief at
the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism in Phoenix. Duty is the editor of Osage News,
Pawhuska, Okla. Lamsen is the president and executive editor of NHNA and an associate
professor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

8. Wab Kinew Among Those Considering Run for New AFN Chief

Wab Kinew, a journalist, educator and musician, is one of at least two people
known to be considering a run for National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations.

9. Tribe Recoups $29.5 Million in Unpaid Contract Support Costs

10.  Adoptive Parents in Indian Country Get Help From Sen. Johnson

11. Federal Judge Bans Use of Redskins in Court Documents

Associated Press

12. Oklahoma Receives Nearly $2 Million for Earthquake-Fracking Study

U.S. Geological Survey
Data show a huge spike in earthquakes in Oklahoma over the past few years;
side effects of fracking wastewater-injection wells feared as culprit.

13. World Lacrosse Championship Player Profile: Vaughn Harris

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14. Classic ’70s Poster Art: Akwesasne Notes x Edward S. Curtis

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15. Obama Allocates copy0 Million for Tribal Climate Change Adaptation

Newtok Planning Group
The Alaska Native village of Newtok is one example of an indigenous community
at the forefront of climate change. Erosion due to rising sea levels has required
the relocation of the entire village.

1. Clear differences between organic and non-organic food, study finds

Research is first to find wide-ranging differences between organic and conventional
fruits, vegetables and cereals
Organic apples and pears

2. Appeals court upholds EPA’s mountaintop removal crackdown

3. Why were this company’s computers attacked millions of times this year? Algae.

4. China girds for ‘war on pollution’

Drive for growth takes precedence over aim of cleaner air, water and soil

5. Dam Projects Ignite a Legal Battle Over Mekong River’s Future

Opponents see threats to fish spawning, food supply, and a way of life in Southeast Asia.

Picture of flowers in front of a dam

6. Ministers admit missing air pollution targets as health chiefs warn of deaths

7. Downturn in shade-grown coffee putting forests, wildlife, people at risk

8. Lopsided lobbying on Keystone Pipeline

9. Huntington Lake summer fun drying up in California drought

Huntington Lake boat slips

10. El Niño Triggers Drought, Food Crisis in Nicaragua

The Las Canoas lake in Tipitapa, near Managua, dries up every time Nicaragua is visited by the El Niño phenomenon, leaving local people without fish or water for their crops. Credit: Guillermo Flores/IPS

11. Meramec coal power plant, once celebrated, draws cheers with closure announcement

12. Green groups protest transatlantic trade deal

Green activists are protesting a transatlantic trade deal they say could harm

the environment

Activists fear relaxation of trade rules could lead to more fracking

13. Crumbling Roads in Oil Fields Slow U.S. Energy Boom

The road to U.S. energy security is often unpaved.

14. Coal-reliant Pa. faces election showdown over EPA, natural gas and carbon trading

15. EPA: ‘I’m going to get this right,’ McCarthy says of muddled water rule

16. Italian risotto rice under threat from cheap Asian imports

Rice paddy fields of Italy’s northern plains immortalised in 1949 film “Riso amaro”

(Bitter Rice) suffering from cheap imports from Asia

A rice paddy field in Northern Italy

17. Milwaukee: Basements of abandoned homes would become cisterns, according to plan

18. ‘No drill, no spill’: Protestors in Skaneateles urge Cuomo to enact statewide fracking ban

Fracking

19. CDC closes anthrax and flu labs after accidents. After potentially serious back-to-back laboratory accidents, federal health officials announced Friday that they had temporarily closed the flu and anthrax laboratories at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta and halted shipments of all infectious agents from the agency’s highest-security labs. New York Times

 


1. Hazmat spills on the rise in Ohio

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2. Oil Pipeline Expansion Presents A Whale Of A Problem

Kinder Morgan’s plans to expand a pipeline pose major environmental threats –
especially to whale populations still reeling from past oil spills and noise pollution.
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3. Delhi’s satellite towns bearing the brunt of increase in air pollution?

Delhi's satellite towns bearing the brunt of increase in air pollution?
Gurgaon, Noida and Faridabad borders saw a significant deterioration in air
quality after 2002.

4. Disinfected Water, Fuel Additives, Nanotubes Should Be High IARC Priorities, Advisers Say

5. Farms, EPA on shaky ground

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6. Outcry prompts expedited plan to move fuel at Kewaunee nuclear plant

The Kewaunee nuclear power plant is seen in a 2012 file photo.

7. Japan Pins Hopes on Floating Trains

Government Sees Magnetic-Levitation Rail System Spurring Country’s

Technological Rebirth

8. House Coal-ash Bill Raises Concerns about Groundwater Rules

A map showing the 14 coal-ash sites across North Carolina. Duke Energy now owns Progress Energy's former sites. Graphic courtesy N.C. DENR

9. Dow Chemical’s Water Woes Signal Trouble

Construction at the DOW chemical plant along the Brazos River in Freeport on July 9, 2012.

10. Mr Fluffy: More people affected by asbestos coming forward, support group says

Residents affected by Mr Fluffy meet with Chief Minister Katy Gallagher on 6 July.

11. Oxford Street revealed as worst place in the world for toxic pollutant nitrogen dioxide

12. Oil sands pollutants contaminate traditional First Nations’ foods: report

A picnic table overlooks Syncrude's Mildred Lake oil sands upgrader north of Fort McMurray, Alberta on Tuesday, May 27, 2014. (Amber Bracken for The Globe and Mail)

13. Noisy boats help spread invasive pests

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14. Japanese Knotweed: The Invasive Plant That Eats the Value of Your Home

Japanese knotweed


1. Who Would Win the World Cup of Climate Change?

We set World Cup competitors against each other based on who can get the farthest on the least carbon emissions.

2. Greening the World Cup

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Soccer fans in Brazil show the national team colors. Protests over social injustice have trumped environmental concerns and may be the 2014 World Cup’s legacy. Photo courtesy Laura Corritzo and Gabriel Fialho/Portal da Copa

  3. Disease-causing chemicals in everyday products cost EU billions

4. Big Tobacco squares up as EU rules aim to track every cigarette

Cigarettes are seen during the manufacturing process in the British American Tobacco Cigarette Factory (BAT) in Bayreuth, southern Germany, in this April 30, 2014 file photograph. REUTERS-Michaela Rehle -Files

5. Audit faults EPA in delays probing lead factory dangers

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6. Last Straw: How The Fortunes Of Las Vegas Will Rise Or Fall With Lake Mead

Next year, a new tunnel under Lake Mead will begin delivering water to Las Vegas. The project is massive, expensive, politically fraught—and a harbinger of things to come.

7. Texas Gas Town Considers Banning Fracking

Gas Town Revolt

8. Scientists find Achilles’ heel of antibiotic resistant bacteria

Scientists at the University of East Anglia demonstrate how the bug responsible for E. coli and salmonella builds an impenetrable wall to keep out drugs

Salmonella typhimurium (red) invading cultured human cells

9. Dr. Éric Dewailly, Arctic expert, among 2 dead in rockslide on Réunion Island

Laval University professor dies, wife and family members injured, when cliff collapses

Dr. Éric Dewailly died on Réunion Island on June 17 when a rockslide occurred while he was picnicking with family members at the foot of Biberon Falls.

10. Feds: Oil train details not security sensitive

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2013, file photo, a BNSF Railway train hauls crude oil near Wolf Point, Mont. Montana officials intend to release details next week on oil trains passing through the state despite efforts by railroads to keep the information from the public. Photo: Matt Brown, AP / AP

11. Cancer risk from bottled water: Experts

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12. Best of VICE News: Environment

13. RFI Khmer News on 04 Mar 2014, Natural world to criticize environmental report

14. China Maoming environmental protest violence condemned | BREAKING NEWS – 2 APRIL 2014

15. World Environment day : Asianet News Prime Time Discussion 5th June 2014


1. Cancer valley pays a high price for South Africa’s oil needs

Respiratory illnesses are taking their toll on South Durban residents, but petrochemical firms deny culpability and won’t cough up for health costs.

There are about 300 smokestacks in the South Durban area. (Delwyn Verasamy, M&G)

2. Ahead of the EPA

Is Colorado proof that the EPA’s new standards can work — or that they’re worthless?

3. Sea Star Disease Growing on Oregon Coast

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4. Sierra rises, quakes erupt as Central Valley aquifer drained

5. Slowing flow: Anheuser-Busch trying to brew with less water

Anheuser-Busch's Houston plant produces 12 million barrels of beer a year. Its conservation efforts are saving a lot of water, company officials say.

6. Breaking Bad: A Nuclear Waste Disaster

7.  Why is Glasgow the UK’s sickest city?

 

Glasgow panorama


1. Moms’ lead exposure could affect newborns’ brains

2. What’s Poisoning the Bees

Toxic pesticides are killing honeybees and other pollinators — and our food supply stands to suffer.

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3. This Italian farmer is fighting for the right to grow genetically modified corn on his land

4. EPA targets petcoke dust on Southeast Side

Companies accused of violating Clean Air Act

KCBX petcoke storage facility on the Southeast Side.

5. Shark meat worse than its bite

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