Archives For Environmental Issues


1. How the Creator of ‘JAWS’ Became the Shark’s Greatest Defender

Peter Benchley’s name is synonymous with a bestselling novel and
blockbuster movie—but he spent the twilight of his career struggling to
protect sharks from the stigma that his masterpiece unleashed.

2. Toledo leaders see big battles on many fronts in water crisis

Any decision certain to cost city millions

3. Farm fertilizers contaminate watershed that supplies Columbus’ drinking-water

Landscape around Hoover Reservoir illustrates how fertilizer can play havoc

with drinking-water supplies

4. N.J. breathing easier with fixes made to coal-burning power plants hundreds

of miles away

The Montour Power Plant in Washingtonville, Pa., spent $560 million to install scrubbers in 2008.

5. PM Narendra Modi’s push for GM crops faces tough opposition from

Swadeshi Jagaran Manch

The GM crops issue will test the Swadeshi Jagaran Manch’s will as well as the resolve of Narendra Modi's government.

6. Inspired by CSR, major companies come to aid of lead mine victims

Singha staff install a water tap at Lower Klity, Kanchanaburi province.

7. Climate change reflected in altered Missouri River flow, report says

Missouri River

8. Environmentalists split over green group’s fracking industry ties

Ties between the Center for Sustainable Shale Development and oil and gas

companies highlight growing divide

9. On Santa Cruz Island, rising seas present archaeological emergency

Santa Cruz Island archeological sites threatened by shoreline erosion

10. Wide, brown land becomes a home to carbon farming

Cobar Grazier Robert Chambers welcomes the income "carbon farming'' brings.

11. Is re-fracturing the next big trend in the oil patch?

Schlumberger

12. Water in the West: Conservation measures take center stage

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contamination sites

14. Farmers Await Weed-Killer Rule

FILE - This July 11, 2013, file photo shows Blake Beckett of West Central Cooperative as he sprays a soybean field, in Granger, Iowa. Faced with tougher and more resistant weeds, corn and soybean farmers are anxiously awaiting government decisions on a new version of a popular herbicide _ and on genetically modified seeds to grow crops designed to resist it. The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to rule in the fall of 2014 on Dow AgroSciences’ application to market Enlist, a new version of the 2,4-D herbicide that’s been around since the 1940s.(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

 


1. Taking Up Arms Where Birds Feast on Buffet of Salmon

2. ‘This is a huge success story’: 2 Maine scientists say acid rain effects

reversing much faster than expected

Crater Pond, near Rangeley, is one of the remote Maine lakes that has its water quality sampled periodically by research scientists.

3. Lake Erie Algae Bloom Crisis Is Putting Pressure On Ohio, Farm States To

Tackle Agricultural Pollution Problems

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4. Water caucus draws hundreds to air concerns

Scientists, legislators, officeholders among standing-room-only crowd

5. The fine for months of manure spilling? Less than $500

Terry Kafka of the DNR holds a water sample of manure and liquid flowing from a farmfield in Marathon County in May.

6. The Great Chinese Exodus

Many Chinese are leaving for cleaner air, better schools and more opportunity.

But Beijing is keeping its eye on them.

7. City children more likely to suffer food allergies

A study in the US finds one in ten children living in major populated cities is

allergic to milk, eggs and peanuts, in contrast to rural counterparts

City kids more likely to suffer food allergies

8. Nicaragua’s Canal Project Pushes Forward Despite Economic, Environmental

Questions

Lake Nicaragua

9. Water in the West: The West gets thirstier as water supplies dwindle

A couple sit along Frying Pan River last spring.

10. Many Republicans Privately Support Action On Climate


1. Buying a Lacrosse Team Is Mohegan’s Latest Gamble

Christina Rose
Mohegan Tribal Chairman Kevin Brown addresses the Mohegan Tribal Council,
Council of Elders, and the media in announcing the purchase of Philadelphia
Lacrosse Team.

2. Students: Raise Your Hands for Johnson-O’Malley Money

3. The Difficulty of Splinter Groups and Federal Recognition

4. A Trial of Tears and Joy: 4,700-Mile Cancer-Fighting Bike Trek Nears End

for Chickasaw

Chickasaw Nation
University of Texas senior and Chickasaw Nation citizen Sierra Welch somewhere
on the road in Alaska on a 4,700-mile journey as part of the Texas 4000, the
world’s largest charity bike ride to fight cancer.

5. Growing Strong: CRYP’s Leading Lady Farmers Market Continues Successful

Season

Cheyenne River Youth Project

6. Redskins Take Note! KC Chiefs Are Meeting With Native American Groups

Associated Press

7. Sealaska Endorses Young, Egan and Muñoz

Rep. Don Young, state Rep. Cathy Muñoz, and state Sen. Dennis Egan.

8. 10 Rules for Teaching Native Students

9. EPA Climate Justice Blog: Seeing the Whole Picture

10. 4 Native American Church Songs


26 different articles about what is going on in today’s environmental news, climate change, fracking, pollution, lead poisoning and more.

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1. Salmon Enchanted Evening: Livable Watershed Vital for Karuk Peoples

2. Minnesota Pushing Equality by Adding Four Satellite Election Offices

AP Photo

3. Cherokee Nation Invests $9.5m to Spur Growth in Ochelata

Courtesy Cherokee Nation
Pictured, from left, are Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr.,
Principal Chief Bill John Baker, Tribal Councilor Dick Lay and Ochelata Mayor
Sydney Barnes stand in front of the new $9 million Cooweescoowee Health
Center being built in Ochelata.

4. Jaws’ Revenge: Watch Great White Sharks Attack This Underwater Camera

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution/Vimeo
Shark gnaws on poor REMUS, the shark cam, off Mexico’s Guadalupe Island
during a research expedition.

5. Change the Mascot Responds to Snyder’s Comment That Opposition to

R-word Gets Internet Clicks

6. FireKeepers Casino Hotel Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

FireKeepers Casino Hotel

7. EPA 100th Blog Post: Harnessing Momentum for the Next 20 Years of

Environmental Justice

EPA/YouTube
Back where and when it all began…. The Environmental Protection Agency began
working toward climate justice some 20 years ago, according to the EPA’s latest
entry in its Environmental Justice in Action blog.

8. Robbie Robertson, the Children’s Book: 10-Page Preview

9. Quiet War in Amazon: The Uncontacted Tribes Vs. Drug Lords and Loggers

Courtesy FUNAI
After first contact, the Indians contracted an acute respiratory infection. Experts
believe that FUNAI lacks the resources to avert tragedy in the future.

10. Bearpaw Mosley to Play for NAU With Native Coach at the Helm

Bearpaw Mosley signed a letter of intent with Northern Arizona University

11. NCAIED Seeks Nominations for ’40 Under 40′ Awards

NCAIED
2013 “Native American 40 Under 40″ award recipients

12. Ex-Redskins Kicker Moseley: ‘No Red Men’ Complaining About Team Name

13. Residential School Survival Drama ‘Healing Winds’ Takes Grand Prize at

Montreal First Peoples Festival

The Healing Winds Trailer
The late Reepah Arreak played an Inuit residential school survivor to perfection in
‘The Healing Winds,’ which took Grand Prize at the Montreal First Peoples
Festival 2014.

14. Peaceful Native American Indian Music, Relaxation, Meditation, Stunning

American Indian Photos

 


1. Army Corps of Engineers agrees to disclose dam pollution

2. Causes of fish skin lesions ruled out, except for BP oil spill, new study says

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3. EPA Showdown: Who in Texas Wants Tighter Refinery Regulation?

Do Hydrogen Cyanide Leaks Show Weakness of Current Regs?

Houston's Ship Channel: home to refineries and petrochemical complex and site of EPA hearing

4. EPA Will Regulate Some TCE Uses Unless Industries Take Voluntary Action, Official Says

5. How the Commission ‘blocked’ key environmental plans

6. Gulf’s low-oxygen ‘dead zone’ covers 5,052 square miles along Louisiana’s coast

dead zone map 2014

7. Deforestation, development may be driving Ebola outbreaks, experts say

As humans transform ecosystems and come into closer contact with animals, scientists fear more viral epidemics

8. Toledo tap water deemed safe to drink

City lifts ban on drinking tap water

Water crisis over Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins announces that the Toledo water crisis is over during a news conference early today.
Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins announces that the Toledo water crisis is over during a news conference early today.
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9. Behind Toledo’s Water Crisis, a Long-Troubled Lake Erie

10. Natural gas: Massachusetts is ground zero for Northeast’s pipeline fight

11. As Small Hydropower Expands, So Does Caution on Its Impacts

Micro-hydro project in Kenya

12. Oil Companies Are Funding Mysterious Angolan Research Center That May Not Exist

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13. Smoggy Beijing to ban coal use

14. Residents calling it an environmental disaster: tailings pond breach at Mount Polley Mine near Likely, BC

15. ‘City air heavily polluted with lead, cadmium and CO’

Growing number of vehicles, leaded gasoline and poor road conditions are major causes for concentration of lead.— FIle photo

16. Big river, big trouble: Dredges working overtime to open Mississippi

17. Legacy suits: Sorting out good guys from bad

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18. Man killed, homes damaged in Southern California mudslides

19. Poison a tool in Wyoming’s war on ravens

Sporting a curved beak and a rakish headdress, the common raven has increased its numbers dramatically with human development. Today, it is a nuissance to some despite being protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. (Pixabay public domain — click to enlarge)

20. Study: Flame retardants found in moms, kids. Signs of two compounds turned

up in mothers and children tested for a new study that shows how difficult it is for even

the most diligent parents to avoid toxic chemicals added to furniture, toys, electronics

and other household products

21. Latest victim of U.S.-Russia tensions may be Kentucky bourbon

Inside An OAO Dixy Supermarket Ahead Of Results

22. Careless use of drugs bred baby-threatening germ: scientists


1. The real cost of ethanol

Ethanol was supposed to be good for the environment, lower gas prices and increase energy security but the costs of the unintended consequences may outweigh the benefits. Expanded corn production is reducing wildlife habitat nationwide. Monarch butterfly populations dropped from 231 million in 2007 to 33 million in 2013.

2. Pesticides Registrar, Agriculture Dept Under Fire

3. Water crisis grips hundreds of thousands in Toledo area, state of emergency declared

Donald White hauls off water he purchased at Walgreens on Monroe Street on Saturday.

 

 

 

4. Liberia’s Ebola nightmare

Country contends with attacks on aid workers, slow government response and a weak health system

A nurse from Liberia walks to spray preventives to disinfect the waiting area for visitors at the ELWA Hospital where U.S. doctor Kent Bradley was quarantined.

5. Gulf War Illness Leaves a Mark on the Brain

The mysterious malady known as Gulf War illness causes structural changes in the brain. Can it be cured?

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6. EXCLUSIVE: Travellers ‘need more warnings on toxic air’

AIRLINE passengers should be made more aware of the potential dangers of

breathing contaminated air, a travel watchdog warned last night, after 15

holidaymakers suffered stinging eyes, sore throats, coughing, and nausea.

Toxic air, Toxic air dangers, Airline toxic air, toxic air danger played down, organophosphate poisoning,

7. Sydneysiders choking on the air they breathe

Smog screen: Emissions from coal-fired power stations, motor vehicles and wood fire heaters have been identified as the main problem.

8. The Cost of Stormwater: More than just rainwater

Unabsorbed rainfall collects dirt and debris as it drains

9. Drillers did not report half of spills that led to fines

10. Nevada researcher reveals Antarctic’s dirty secret

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1.  In West Virginia, whitewater rafting and the long tail of a chemical spill

Rafting outfitters believe a nearby chemical leak tainted business, even if it never

reached the waters here.

2. Study says early DDT exposure may set up females for obesity, diabetes

DDT pesticide obesity diabetes

3. Dam removals: Rivers on the run

As the United States destroys its old dams, species are streaming back into the

unfettered rivers.

4. Century-old pipe break points to national problem

The site of a water main break is shown near UCLA Wednesday July 30, 2014, in Los Angeles. A ruptured 93-year-old water main on Tuesday left the UCLA campus awash in 8 million gallons of water in the middle of California's worst drought in decades, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the school's storied basketball court less than two years after a major renovation. Photo: Nick Ut, AP / AP

5. In Lake of the Woods, growing algae blooms puzzle scientists

6. Environmentalists criticize mercury recycling bill

7. CLIMATE: EPA plan gives no credit for Southern states’ strides, utility

regulators say in Atlanta

Carbon-rule protestors

8. Religious Conservatives Embrace Pollution Fight

9. New rules to cut miners’ coal-dust exposure start Friday

coal miner

10. Delta tunnel plan called a fish death sentence by key group

Walter Suazo Jr., 9, of Concord shows off a 32-inch striped bass he caught from the Antioch pier on the San Joaquin River. A critique of the state's $25 billion plan for delta tunnels says they would bring winter-run salmon to the brink of extinction. Photo: Michael Macor, The Chronicle


1. Maine parents, physicians press for disclosure of phthalates use in products

Dozens pack a hearing to urge the DEP to make companies report the presence

of four types of the potentially harmful chemical.

AUGUSTA, ME - JULY 29: People listen to testimony Tuesday July 29, 2014 at hearing at the Department of Environmental Protection in Augusta on a citizen initiated proposal to list priority chemicals. (Photo by Andy Molloy/Staff Photographer)

2. Govt fails to vet chemical plants with terror risk

3. Leaping out of the lakes: Invasive mussels spread across America

Officials at Lake Powell fought for a decade to keep out quagga mussels. They lost the fight.

Lake Powell is one of the West’s most beautiful reservoirs. National Park Service employees fought for years to keep quagga mussels out of the man-made lake on the Colorado River.

4. Report: World faces water crises by 2040

Wind, solar power increase needed to avoid global drought

5. The reindeer herders battling an iron ore mine in Sweden

Reindeer in northern Sweden

6. Greener film shoots can also save costs, report says

'Noah'

7. Forensics for the Farm Keep Food Safe

8. ‘Indiscriminate’ use of antibiotics in poultry might be ‘strongly linked’ to growing

resistance in Indians: Study

'Indiscriminate' use of antibiotics in poultry might be 'strongly linked' to growing resistance in Indians: Study
CSE said that India has no regulation on controlling antibiotic use in the poultry
industry or to control sales of antibiotics to the industry while it has not set any
limits for antibiotic residues in chicken.

9. U.S. GMO crop companies double down on anti-labeling efforts

10. Senate Dems’ bill would bring back Superfund tax


1. Songbirds dying from DDT in Michigan yards; Superfund site blamed

2. Tour de France sees protest over toxic waste nobody wants

3. Born Too Soon

Can pollution lead to premature births?

4. Report on mercury poisoning never shared, Grassy Narrows leaders say

5. Formidable invasive species won’t be easy to keep out of Great Lakes

Zebra mussels, quagga mussels got here in ships’ ballast tanks. Can we stop the next invasion?

Spectators watch from a viewing tower as the Pilica pulls into the Welland Canal in Ontario in 2005.

6. Groups Press New York State to Ban Poisons That Kill Wildlife

7. De Blasio Deal Could Give Bike Sharing in New York a New Imprint

8. Welcome to Williston, North Dakota: America’s new gold rush city

Williston, North Dakota.

9. Manure-burning power plant in limbo

State eyeing $34.8 million subsidy to spur Shore facility fueled by poultry litter

10. Mining caused Antarctica lead pollution, scientists reveal

Mining caused Antarctica lead pollution, scientists reveal