Archives For Environmental Issues


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


Decade-long study wins Heinz Award after findings include link between air pollution, obesity

air pollution and obesity


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.


Bacteria making meds in wastewater outflows


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

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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.


1. Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People Episode 1

2. Cher – Half Breed

3. Native American Artist Series: Paul Rowley

4. Curley: ACLU Takes Wrong Turn Defending R-Word

5. Obama Names Lucaj to Board of Trustees for Culture and Arts

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Princess Daazhraii Lucaj was recently appointed to a position with the Obama Administration

6. From Football to Evening Gowns: 10 Year Old Royalty Wins Big

Courtesy LeAnn Hascon
An avid athlete, Nizhoni Ward plays football and basketball for local teams.

 

Read more athttp://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2015/03/14/football-evening-gowns-10-year-old-royalty-wins-big-159605

7. Video: Cherokee Elder Ed Wilson Talks Swimming Holes and Pranks

Cherokee Elder Ed Wilson
Cherokee Nation
Cherokee Elder Ed Wilson reminisces about swimming holes, avoiding water moccasins, and the many pranks they used to play.

 

Read more athttp://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2015/03/14/video-cherokee-elder-ed-wilson-talks-swimming-holes-and-pranks-159546

8. Never Back Down From Racism

9. Well For Culture: Top 10 Fit Natives on Instagram

Photo courtesy Thosh Collins
From left, Thosh Collins, Chelsey Luger and Martin Sensmeier in Brooklyn, New York in July 2014.

 

Read more athttps://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2015/03/13/well-culture-top-10-fit-natives-instagram-159592

10. Full Circle: Plains Indians Exhibit Takes Top Billing at Metropolitan Museum of Art

Peabody Museum of Archeology and Ethnology, Harvard University
This buffalo-hide robe is covered in the exploits of at least two Lakota warriors and includes 60 figures depicted across 14 events. The exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, ‘The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky,’ runs through May 10. On loan from Musée du quai Branly, Paris.