Archives For Environmental Issues


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.

1. Pomona College Powwow Honors the Ancestors, Tribal Homelands

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2. The Domination System in California

3. This Messy Congress Might Be Able to Actually Govern

Courtesy John Boehner’s Office
A new coalition? A group of Republicans working with Democrats could be good news for Indian Country in this Congress.

4. Video: Cherokee Elder Bennie Ross Talks Refrigeration and Being Neighborly

Cherokee Elder Bennie Ross
Cherokee Nation
Cherokee Elder Bennie Ross talks about growing up, how things were kept cold without a refrigerator and attending a one-room schoolhouse.

5. On the Front Lines: Diné Women Stand Firm Against Increased, Unfettered Oil Development

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Sarah Jane White, helping defend Navajo lands from virtually unregulated oil exploration, plays with her grandson.

6. Jailed in Mexico: Thousands of Indigenous Behind Bars Due to Language Barriers

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7. Native American message: “We are all related” (from Russell Means)

8. Red Crow: Native American Prophecy

9. Ah Nee Mah – Native Visions (A Native American Music Journey)

10. Native American Indians Spiritual Vocal Shamanic Music


1. Children of the Dust

2. White Feather

3. We Shall Remain – Trail of Tears

4. Gray Eagle

5. My Journey to Weight Loss Was Well Worth It

6. Statue of Chief Joseph Recommended for U.S. Capitol

7. Daylight Savings Time Could Someday Be Standard

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Despite debate about its efficacy, the advent of Daylight Savings Time brings with it the promise of spring.

8. Video: Choctaw Artist Dylan Cavin Shares the Story of His Art

Dylan Cavin Buffalo
Choctaw Nation
This buffalo painting is one of Dylan Cavin’s.

9. 10 Photos From the Seminole Tribal Fair Pow Wow You Might Have Missed

10. Essay Winner Explains the Sacredness of Earning Eagle Feathers

Lesser Spotted Eagle Wikipedia
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Years ago, the feathers of spotted eagles were given—the spotted eagles were known as the solar bird, flying so high that they touched the heavens.

11. Truly Sacred: Ethereally Beautiful Moonrise Over Yellowstone

12. Two High Schools Refuse to Play Opponent Named ‘Redskins’

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The Lancaster High School ‘Redskins’ will face neither Akron or Lake Shore high schools on the field due to its nickname, which is a dictionary-defined racial slur.

4 Ducks Taken For Treatment

Mallard ducks found dead in contaminated water


1. Utah suicides linked to air pollution

2. Civil rights advocates despair after decades of agency inaction

3. BP to stop sending petcoke to Chicago

Petcoke in Chicago

4. Quebec to approve $1.1-billion cement plant without environmental review

Former Quebec Premier Pauline Marois at a news conference in Port-Daniel-Gascons, Que., Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 where she announced the go ahead of McInnis Cement's cement plant project.

5. Cyclone slams into northeast Australia

 

6. Keep an eye on your city’s pollution in real time

How polluted is Pittsburgh today? <i>(Image: breatheproject.org)</i>

7. Think of Earth, not just your stomach, panel advises

8. Regulators: Treat, release Fukushima water to sea

9. Chemical in plastics may alter boys’ genitals before birth

10. Huge Exxon Mobil explosion a reminder of refinery dangers

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11. Idaho Cleanup Project sees cleaner groundwater

12. Now cleared for landing at airports: Bees

13. Another state goes after microbeads

14. Federal judge rejects BP bid to lower $13.7 billion oil spill fine

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15. Battle rises in Florida Keys over fighting mosquitoes with mosquitoes

16. BP oil spill altered soil microbes on gulf beach

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17. Governments dither as Delhi chokes on its own air

18. House panel rejects bill to impose buffer zones for pesticides

Kauai pesticides, mana march, protective equipment

19. Toxics from Lake Julian plant too high

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20. Miffed at the fracking ban, these New York towns hope Pennsylvania might adopt them

21. Not easy for strawberry growers to avoid methyl bromide