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1. Oil, gas wells often keep operating despite violations

2. Companies Quietly Apply Biofuel Tools to Household Products

3. Bioengineers Hope Turning Garbage Into Gas Opens A Green Frontier in Iowa, Midwest

4. Bats being blindsided by disease

Detected in Illinois last year, fungus has killed millions of the winged creatures in U.S. and Canada

5. Some local restaurant owners believe there’s something fishy about catches from Lake Erie

6. Kuala Lawas – last frontier for dugong conservation

7. Modi implores India to restore polluted Ganges

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8. Feds raided Rocky Flats 25 years ago, signaling the end of an era

Rocky Flats was once the site of the a nuclear weapons production facility, May 29, 2014. This June will be 25 years since the FBI raided Rocky Flats.

Rocky Flats was once the site of the a nuclear weapons production facility,

May 29, 2014. This June will be 25 years since the FBI raided Rocky Flats.

(RJ Sangosti, The Denver Post)

9. Neighbors fret over scant science on oil, gas drilling health impacts

Eric Ewing, who lives on the outskirts of LaSalle in Weld County, says he is worried about his family’s health after oil and gas drilling operations

10. Despite dire predictions, carbon emissions debate continues


Girls found hanging from tree in India

Students hold placards and shout slogans during a protest against the recent killings of two girls, in New Delhi May 30, 2014.  REUTERS/ADNAN ABID

LUCKNOW, India — Facing relentless media attention and growing criticism for a series of rapes, state officials in north India fired two police officers Friday for failing to investigate the disappearance of two teenage cousins, who were gang-raped and later found hanging from a tree.


1. Indian River Lagoon: What went wrong?

2. Monsanto and Maine: A look at Maine’s sometimes fractious relationship with the GMO giant

It has evolved to lawsuits, a labeling law and a public now deeply suspicious of or deeply confused about what this giant corporation does.

3. Families packing up and leaving Hong Kong over pollution life expectancy fears

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4. Lynchburg, Va., oil train derailment illustrates threat to rivers

By Curtis Tate

Published: Friday, May. 2, 2014 – 4:22 pm
Last Modified: Sunday, May. 4, 2014 – 5:45 am
Rail derailment in Lynchburg, Virginia

5. Cartels and organised crime target food in hunt for riches

From adulterated olive oil to counterfeit vodka, the trade in fake food is booming – and for mafia gangs it’s less risky than drugs
Chinese confiscate fake Remy Martin and Hennessy whiskey.

6. In India election battle, Ganges locked in fight to survive

India’s holiest river is dying because it has not become a vote bank, say environmentalists

7. Study Reveals Sizable Increase in Diabetes Among Children

8. State hiring beginners for critical refinery-inspector jobs

The Chevron Corp. flag flies in front of the company's administrative building inside the Chevron Corp. Richmond Refinery stands in Richmond, California, U.S., on Thursday, April 24, 2014. Chevron Corp. hopes to gain city approval to finish hydrogen plant at the Richmond refinery in June or July. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg Photo: David Paul Morris, Bloomberg


1. Texas: When fracking comes to town

2. Manure spraying under scrutiny

New method of dispersing waste can damage landscape, disrupt lives

A center pivot manure irrigation system is used to spread manure on a Wisconsin corn field. Courtesy of Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

3. Who pays to clean up Delaware’s industrial pollution?

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4. India’s rain woes grow bigger, scientists worried

5. Flaming Water: Texas Homeowner Takes on Gas Company – Les Stone for Al Jazeera America

Since Steve Lipsky found methane in his well, he’s battled the company he blames for his flammable water

6. Looking for air pollution hot spots with micro-monitors

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1. Walmart’s organic push could alter California agriculture

Walmart employee Laxmi Shasithakuri organizes cans of organic products on shelves at the store in Oakland. Photo: Sam Wolson, Special To The Chronicle

2. Study says snack food ingredient reduced PCBs in Anniston residents

3. China and India face huge cancer burden: experts

4. Hydropower Overload In China

5. Contamination likely caused by waste from chemical plant

 


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Suspects in the gang-rape case are led by police to a district courthouse in Birdhum district Thursday.

By Alexander Smith, NBC News contributor

Village elders in India ordered the gang rape of a 20-year-old woman after they found out she was in a relationship with a man from a different community, police said Thursday.

Police in a rural part of West Bengal arrested 13 people in connection with the alleged offense that left the woman in critical condition in the hospital, police told the BBC.

“The relationship was going on for almost five years,” Birbhum police chief C. Sudhakar said. “When the man visited the woman’s home on Monday with the proposal of marriage, villagers spotted him and organized a kangaroo court.

“During the ‘proceedings,’ the couple were made to sit with hands tied.”

Sudhakar told the BBC that the elders took action because the woman was from their tribal community and her boyfriend was from a non-tribal community nearby.

So-called “kangaroo courts,” made up of village elders, do not have an official capacity but are not uncommon especially in India’s more rural areas.

The woman said she was assaulted by the men on the night of Jan. 20 in the district of Birbhum.

Sudhakar told the BBC that the lead elder, who is among those arrested, had initially ordered the woman’s family to pay 25,000 rupees ($400).

But they were too poor to pay the fine so the elder told the alleged gang rapists “go enjoy the girl and have fun,” according to a complaint filed by the family.

According to a report by Reuters the men have appeared in court and are now remanded in jail.

The issue of sexual violence against women in India became a national and international issue last year after a 23-year-old student was killed in a brutal gang rape in Delhi in 2012.

The case shocked the world and led to nationwide protests and a toughening of the laws covering sex crimes.


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