Archives For Environmental Issues


1, Texas freezes agency’s funding after air pollution data released

2. One man’s obsession with EPA and toxic waste in his neighborhood leads all the way to the Supreme Court

3. U.S. Urged to Tackle Lead in Aviation Gasoline

The global drawdown in the use of leaded fuel has resulted in benefits of some 2.5 trillion dollars a year. Credit: Bigstock

4. Suit alleges shoe boxes contain ingredient in rat repellent

Lawsuit over anti-fungal products

5. Brushing Teeth With Sewer Water Next Step as Texas Faces Drought

6. New map could refocus state’s pollution battles

Ontario recycling center


1. From an Original Free Existence to an ‘Indigenous’ Existence

2. Miss Indian World 2014: Changing Their Lives, Changing the World

Albuquerque Journal
Kansas Begaye of Rio Rancho was crowned Miss Indian World at the Annual Gathering of Nations pow wow in 2013

3. It’s Not Too Late—Start a Summer Garden This Earth Day

Flickr Creative Commons/Maggie Hoffman http://tinyurl.com/lntuqwy
An urban, balcony herb garden

4. Natives Must Rally Together to Ban Offensive Mascots

5. Notes From A Single Mom: Mother Earth, I Owe You a Huge Apology.

Lynn Armitage
A green balloon floating in Puget Sound

6. Seneca Nation Implements Native Plant Policy

Weldy, Troy, David Werier, and Andrew Nelson. 2014 New York Flora Atlas.
American chestnut

7. NIGA’s Stevens on Navajo President, ‘Slams,’ Respect and Redskins

8. Earth Day: 6 Reasons to Be Positive, Including Idle No More, From The Nation

Photo by Blaire Russell
Idle No More is one reason that The Nation’s Peter Rothberg is optimistic on Earth Day. Photo taken on Blood Tribe, Standoff, Alberta.

9. Burial Mounds Threatened By Quarry Seeking Profits

WisconsinMounds.com
The Wingra Redi-Mix Quarry has been bulldozed as close to the bird effigy mound as possible. Wingra Redi-Mix seeks to destroy the mound to reap the copy0 million of sand and gravel. The mounds on the property are protected by a burial site protection act.

10. Reducing Landfill Waste & Saving Lives: Turning Stone Partners With Clean the World

CleantheWorld.org
Turning Stone Resort Casino is advancing the global hygeniene revolution with Clean the World, Inc.

11. Video: How to Say Earth Day in Navajo

YouTube
How to say Earth Day in Navajo

12. Jude Schimmel on Taking the Leadership Reins For Louisville Basketball

Associated Press
Jude Schimmel

13. 2 Hours Long Native American Indians Spiritual Vocal Shamanic Music | Relax Music – Soothing Music

14. Native American Style Flute, Figured Aspen, ELB Instruments

15. ❀ Sound Therapy ~ Native American Flute ~


1. Lead Poisoning Nightmare In Nigeria May Be Easing

Gado Labbo holds her 5-year-old son, Yusuf, at a clinic in Dareta, Nigeria. In 2010, when Yusuf first entered the clinic, he had a blood lead level 30 times higher than the amount the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention considers dangerous.

2. Texas Pollution Worsens as Budget Shrinks for Regulators

State regulators blame big spikes in emissions to "upsets" at a few facilities

3. Why Hawaii Is Ground Zero For The GMO Debate

CORN HAWAII

4. Greens push Earth Day agenda

5. Apple’s environmental push includes free recycling of company’s devices

6. A year after West blast, political support for chemical safety reform isn’t certain


1. Village of the damned: Mysterious suicides. Agonising illness. And now, 25 years after UK’s worst case of mass poisoning, the first evidence that dirty water has KILLED people

2. State ends asbestos cleanup by prisoners

3. 2 Charts That Put the Chinese Pollution Crisis in Perspective

No one now alive has experienced anything similar in North America or Europe, except in the middle of a forest fire or a volcanic eruption.

4. DDT’s pesky proponents

Despite environmental and health concerns, DDT remains an effective tool in the war against malaria,

5. Flower Mound cancer study may expand


1. Russell Begaye Sees a Need for Change in Navajo Government

Russell Begaye: “I haven’t been in Navajo politics for very long, but I have been here long enough to know that the Navajo Nation government must change.”

2. Video: Watch Episode 1 of Showtime’s Climate Change Series Right Here

Showtime/YouTube
A still from Years of Living Dangerously

3. Easter Is Time for New Beginnings & Eating Heads Off Chocolate Bunnies

Lynn Armitage enjoys decapitating chocolate bunnies on Easter.

4. Native History: KKK Act Passed; Made Private Criminal Acts Federal Crimes

AP Photo/Sayre
This picture shows a nighttime Ku Klux Klan ceremony in Williamson, West Virginia in 1924.

5. Native Americans Are Americans, Too

6. The 10 Indian Commandments

7. AMAZING GRACE IN CHEROKEE – NATIVE AMERICAN

8. Beautiful Native American meditation music HQ

9. Lakota Healing Song

10. AMAZING GRACE IN CHEROKEE – NATIVE AMERICAN


1. Recycling issue brewing in George Clooney’s Nespresso campaign

2. Over 280 Million Chinese People Exposed To Unsafe Drinking Water

3, The fracking divide: Mexico’s oil frontier beckons U.S. drillers in wake of new law

4. Hard lessons cited on Deepwater Horizon oil disaster anniversary

5. The 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill still haunts the New Orleans seafood industry


1. Iktomi Speaks: The Crooked Tongue of Dan Snyder

2. Valbuena Named Chairwoman of San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

Courtesy San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
Lynn “Nay” Valbuena was recently elected as chairwoman for the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians on April 15.

3. Cowlitz Gymnast of Sacramento State Is First to Compete in NCAA Championship

HornetSports.com
Kalliah McCartney, of the Cowlitz Tribe, competes on the beam

4. NTU New Media Major Steps into the Spotlight at AIHEC Film Festival

Navajo Technical University
NTU new media major Clinton Desiderio of Crownpoint, New Mexico poses with his Best Special Effects award and Director’s Award at the 33rd Annual AIHEC Spring Conference.

5. Photos of the Native Culture Center ‘God Hates’

6. The ‘Designer’ Foodie Trend of 2014

Insects au gratin by desigern Susana Soares: “Could eating insects be a potential solution to some of the world’s food problems?” The project looks for new ways of consuming insects and debates the nutritive and environmental aspects of insects as human food.

7. Cobell Settlement: Who Are the Real Winners?

8. Watch: Secretary Jewell Deliver Commencement Address at SIPI

AP Photo
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell

9. ‘Scalped’ Comic Book Is Coming to TV; Native Actors Need Apply

copyright DC and Vertigo
Dashiell ‘Dash’ Bad Horse as depicted by artist R.M Guera on the cover of the first issue of ‘Scalped’.

10. Climate Change Hits the Big Time on Prime Time

NBC News
A still from the NBC News special Ann Curry Reports: Our Year of Extremes—Did Climate Change Just Hit Home?

11. USDA Offers Native American Rural Business Enterprise Grants

12. White House Honors Solar Energy Visionary Henry Red Cloud as Champion of Change

treeswaterpeople.wordpress.com
In this October 11, 2010 photo, Henry Red Cloud is honored by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council.

13. CNN Contributor Explores the Best Places to Experience Native Culture

CNN.com
Shiprock Gallery (above) is one of many top places to explore in Indian Country, Dana Joseph says.

14. Cherokee Nation Adds Millions to Housing, Career Programs

Courtesy Cherokee Nation
Left to right: Cherokee Nation Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden and Health Services Executive Director Connie Davis thanked A-Mo Health Center staff Candice Burkhart, Christie Ross, Tina Snell and Dr. Michael Underwood, as Principal Chief Bill John Baker recognized them and other staff at the Salina health center for their heroic efforts during a recent code blue.

15. On Remote Reserves, Locals Must Perform Life-Saving Emergency Response

Community-Based Emergency Care: An Open Report for Nishnawbe Aski Nation

16. Rare Trumpeter Swan as Target Practice: Two Men Sentenced on Flathead Reservation

Courtesy Salish Kootenai Wildlife Department
Trumpeter swans on the Flathead Reservation

17. 10 Hand-Painted Hats by Navajo Hatmaker Melissa Barnes


1. Redistricting in California Finally Puts Tribal Reps on School Board

2. Duane ‘Chili’ Yazzie’s Grassroots Campaign for the Navajo Presidency

Duane “Chili” Yazzie

3. ‘God Hates Native Culture’: Westboro Baptist to Picket Alaska Natives

AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall
Shirley Phelps-Roper, left, a member of the Westboro Baptist Church, of Topeka, Kan., holds a protest sign outside funeral services for Sgt. Daniel Sesker, Tuesday, April 18, 2006, Ogden, Iowa.

4. Who Says Polenta Is Italian?

Flickr Creative Commons/Sarah Bodri
A truly Native dish: savoury polenta with bean dip, guacamole, and cheese (and sour cream eventually).

5. President Jimmy Carter Joins Nobel Peace Prize Winners Urging Keystone XL Rejection

Politico via Natural Resources Defense Council
Portion of the full-page ad in Politico by 10 Nobel Peace Laureates, including former President Jimmy Carter, urging President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry to reject the Keystone XL pipeline.

6. Singer, Activist, Digital Artist: Another Side of Buffy Sainte-Marie

source: buffysainte-marie.com
‘Self-Portrait,’ by Buffy Sainte-Marie. Ilfordchrome (Cibachrome) photograph. 33″ x 45.5.” Description from buffysainte-marie.com: ‘A photo was imported into my computer and I played with it. It is a headshot where I was wearing a lightweight veil; black hair, blackened background; and streaks of very interesting computer colors in some feathers.’ Source: buffysainte-marie.com

7. Golden Eagle and 13-Year-Old Huntress in Mongolia Move as One

Asher Svidensky
Ashol-Pan, age 13, is perhaps the only girl in the world training to hunt with golden eagles. She lives in western Mongolia, home of the Kazakhs, 400 of whom are falconers, according to BBC News.

8. And Stephen Colbert’s Replacement is… Sherman Alexie?

Whose show is it anyway? Alexie went toe-to-toe with the bombastic Colbert in 2008 and 2009.

9. Quinault Nation Reopens Lake to Limited Non-Tribal Use

Tom Harpel via Wikipedia
Quinault Lake lies within the bounds of the Quinault Indian Reservation and has been closed since last June due to habitat-degradation concerns.

10. Cheyenne River Youth Project Seeks Submissions for Volunteer-Inspired Cookbook

Courtesy CRYP

1. EPA Publishes 19th Annual U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory

2. Killing of environmental activists rises globally

3. Beijing says one third of its pollution comes from outside the city

4. Letter to Pope Francis calling for fossil fuel divestment

Environment and Pope Francis :  Saint Peter's square in the Vatican on rainy day

Multi-faith groups in Australia and North America urge the Pope to back a campaign to pull money out of the fossil fuel industry

• Pope Francis urged to back fossil fuel divestment campaign

5. The first climate justice summit: a pie in the face for the global north

An alternative summit held during Cop 6 brought the idea of climate justice onto the global stage. How pivotal was this moment for how the climate change movement progressed?
Huaorani Indian children play with scarlet macaws in Yasuni National Park

6. U.S. minorities exposed to more toxic air, U finds

Cutting nitrogen dioxide levels for people of color could prevent thousands of deaths, Minnesota researchers said.

 


1. Open Crop Art Calls for Rejection of Keystone XL Pipeline

Lou Dematteis/Spectral Q, via Bold Nebraska
The crop art image with HEARTLAND #NoKXL protests the proposed Keystone XL pipeline on a corn field outside of Neligh, Nebraska

2. Archaeological Claims to Kumeyaay Ancestral Remains

3. Mashpee Wampanoags Celebrate New Government/Community Center

Gale Courey Toensing
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe recently celebrated the opening of its new government and community center building.

4. Racist Game Justifies Murder of Mexicans and Indians

A screenshot from “Clash of the West Cowboys Shootout.”

5. iGaming Veteran Hired to Lead San Manuel Band’s Interactive Initiatives

6. A Letter to SWAIA Artists Regarding the Departure of John Torres-Nez

courtesy John Torres-Nez
The successful 2013 Santa Fe Indian Market will go down as the first, and last, under Torres-Nez’s stewardship.

7. Tax Day: 10 Things Native People Can’t Claim as Deductions

Mubi.com
Nope, no matter how much you spent detailing that beat-up ole rez mobile, you cannot deduct the cost.

8. Tribe Receives NAFOA ‘Deal of the Year’ Award for copy0M MicroGREEN Investment

MicroGREEN website
MicroGREEN created InCycle Cups to reduce the amount of waste that enters landfills.

9. Snyder’s Redsk*ns Hush Money and KTNN’s Questionable Behavior

10. Video: Man on the Street: Who Was Pocahontas? Pre-Wedding Thoughts

11. Did CNN Need to Apologize for This Racist Segment? 25,000 Said Yes

It is so very funny to mock the traditional dress of indigenous, colonized people, eh CNN?

12. Onondaga Nation Files Human Rights Violations against US

Courtesy Onondaga Nation
Onondaga Nation representatives were in Washington, D.C. today to file a petition against the United States with the Organization of American States’ Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

13. Agrihoods: Emerging Self-Sustainable Communities

Farmer D Organics website
In addition to offering an agrihood, Farmer D Organics sells environmentally conscious farm and garden products, like raised bed kits for edible gardening and window boxes for urban gardeners.

14. Rock, Rattle & Drum: 5 Native Musical Instrumental Makers Beating Their Way to the Top

15. Schimmel Is the Highest Native American Drafted in W.N.B.A. History

Associated Press
Louisville’s Shoni Schimmel holds up an Atlanta Dream jersey with WNBA president Laurel J. Richie after she was selected 8th overall in the WNBA draft on, Monday, April 14, 2014, in Uncasville, Conn.

16. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Streamlines National Eagle Repository Rules

Tribes and the U.S. Government have been working for years on an eagle strategy that balances conservation with religious freedom, and another piece of this puzzle may be in place with the advent of new rules streamlining the procurement process.