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DoJ Listens to Navajo Nation Request, Will Investigate Loreal Tsingine Death

Courtesy Family’s GoFundMe page
Family members of Tsingine have questioned why the officer would be afraid of Tsingine.
Judge Blocks ND Restrictive Voter-ID Law; A Burden to Native Voters

 

Teeing Off for Scholarships: Wilderness at Fortune Bay to Host Charity Golf Tournament Aug. 18

The Wilderness at Fortune Bay, Lake Vermillion, Minnesota
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The Wilderness at Fortune Bay, Lake Vermillion, Minnesota
 

USDA Awards $2.2M to Remote Native Villages

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“Downtown” Kenny Lake, Alaska, one of five small towns in the Copper River School District that will benefit from a recently awarded U.S. Department of Agriculture grant. The grant money will allow the Kenny Lake School to be linked via video conferencing with staff from four other small schools, allowing them to share resources and curriculum.
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Northeastern State University Professor Amy Proctor (right) works with research assistant Candice McCollum on a report about the impact of methamphetamine on the country’s Native American population.

Mayan Leaders Free Of Charges; Will Sue Government Of Belize

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Supporters of the 13 Mayan villagers and leaders arrested by Belizean police last year hold signs waiting for their release.
 
Herbert Hoover: Only US President to Have Lived on Indian Reservation
 
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Herbert Hoover lived with an uncle who was an Indian agent on the Osage Nation when he was six years old.


The ‘Dirty Dozen’: Group lists produce with the most pesticides

Every year, the Environmental Working Group publishes its "<a href="http://www.ewg.org/foodnews/dirty_dozen_list.php" target="_blank">Dirty Dozen</a>" list, naming the fruits and vegetables that rank highest in pesticide residue. In 2016, strawberries took the number 1 spot on the "Dirty Dozen" list. The Environmental Working Group report uses testing data from the U.S. Agriculture Department and the Food and Drug Administration. Strawberries showed about 5.75 different pesticides per sample, compared to 1.74 pesticides per sample of all other produce.

By Jen Christensen, CNN


Wegmans Food Markets Recalls Chicken Products Produced Without Benefit Of Inspection

USDA Recall Classifications
Class I This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.
Class II This is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.
Class III This is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.

Barber Foods expands recall over salmonella concerns


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1. Animal Traffic

<strong>EVIDENCE ROOM</strong> The mammal reference collection at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Forensics Service Laboratory is filled with deer, rams and antelopes.

2. Ebola: How bad can it get?

Dead body removed from home

3. Many In West Africa May Be Immune to Ebola Virus

4. Chlorine burn to kill brain-eating amoeba continues in St. John Parish

st. john parish welcome sign

5. Home: Green pest control methods gaining popularity at Beaches

Ron P. Whittington for Shorelines  Nature's Way technician Bill Small points out an ant infestation on the corner of a home's exterior wall that was exposed during a backyard renovation. Instead of chemicals, the green pest control company relies on a mix of mineral dust and powders used in combination with natural baits, along with modern insect growth regulators and plant essential oils, to target and destroy insects, fungi and bacteria.

6. PESTICIDES: Syngenta asks EPA to raise tolerance level for ‘bee-killing’ chemical

7. NC says Duke Energy coal ash dams are high hazard risk

8. In path of pollution, residents react to $26 million cleanup pact

A playground next Carrie Gosch Elementary School is included Superfund site clean up for arsenic lead East Chicago September 4

9. Report alleges link between fly ash, health problems at SCI-Fayette

10. Gillibrand seeks federal ban on plastic microbeads in personal care products

11. Q&A: What Federal Ruling Against BP Means for Oil Drilling’s Future

A judge’s ruling in the 2010 Gulf oil spill could have widespread consequences.

Photo of smoke rising from BP's Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig.

12. Nelson Wolff wants better regulation of flaring in the Eagle Ford

13. Collins pressed to back EPA’s proposal for stricter power plant emissions limits

 Ted Reiner, a former lobster fisherman from Cliff Island, said climate change poses a threat to that fishery and others in urging Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins to support the plan.

14. EPA chief McCarthy seeks support for ‘Clean Power Plan’ at R.I. gathering

15. Melting permafrost could worsen water quality in the Rockies

Melting permafrost could worsen water quality in the Rockies

16. Environment: In shadow of oil boom, North Dakota farmers fight contamination

One county’s infertile lands offers a test case of the long-term effects of wastewater spills

Photo taken near Williston, North Dakota.

17. Climate Change Threatens The Newest Prescription For Children: Time Outdoors

FOREST CHILDREN

18. Oil Spill Penalty Will Hurt, But Not Cripple, BP

19. Baby foods, cereals and crisps found to contain raised levels of cancer risk chemicals

Three baby foods as well as crisps, cereals and chips contain raised levels of a chemical linked to cancer according to research from the FSA (file picture used above)

20. Diesel-Exposure Claims Find a Legal Path

Ruling in Favor of Plaintiff in Workers’ Compensation Court Could Spur Similar Cases

21. Polluters are “hijacking our democracy,” according to retired military

general who took control of Hurricane Katrina emergency relief efforts in 2005

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22. How the USDA’s new ‘chicken rule’ could change what you eat, and how it’s inspected

Biggest change in meat inspection in 50 years

23. In Myanmar, China’s Scramble for Energy Threatens Livelihoods of Villagers

In western Myanmar a Chinese-backed energy and trading hub is taking shape on a remote island

A photo of a boatman steering through a mangrove swamp near the start of a 1,500 mile oil pipeline from the Bay of Bengal to China's Yunan province.

24. Gene-altered apple tested in Washington state

25. GMO lobbying is a booming business as labeling laws increase

26. EU under pressure to allow GM food imports from US and Canada

Large businesses lobbying intensely to undermine safety regime in new trade deal, campaigners warn

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27. Growing A Green Desert

28. If You Read Only One Story On Health And Fracking, Read This One


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