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Despite its flaws, states and communities should get ahead of the curve on EPA’s proposed lead in drinking water rule 10.12.2019 Nanotechnology Notes
Tom Neltner, J.D., Chemicals Policy Director, Lindsay McCormick, Program Manager, and Sam Lovell, Project Manager. In October, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed changes to its outdated Lead and Copper Rule (LCR), the federal regulation designed to control those contaminants in drinking water. As the result of more than a decade of work by dedicated agency experts, the proposal makes several improvements to […]
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New report reveals tribal evictions for tiger reserves are illegal 10.12.2019 Survival International
The camp of Asankudar, where over a hundred Khadia tribal people, who were thrown out of Similipal Tiger Reserve, were forced to live for months under plastic sheets. © Survival A new report by Survival International has revealed that the mass eviction of tribal people in India whose lands are being turned into tiger reserves is illegal under both national and international law. The report looks at the claim by government ministers and conservationists that “relocations”, as they are officially termed, are voluntary and carried out according to the law. It is being launched to mark UN Human Rights Day. However, the report’s findings unequivocally show that evictions of thousands of tribespeople are taking place without their free, prior and informed consent, and in violation of many relevant laws, both national and international. The evictions cannot be classed as “voluntary” and are therefore illegal. Baiga woman from Rajak village, threatened with eviction. The villagers are determined to stay and say ...
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New mapping tool shows who will be impacted by EPA’s dangerous methane rollback 9.12.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
New mapping tool shows who will be impacted by EPA’s dangerous methane rollback
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When will EPA fully explain and legally justify its reviews of new chemicals under TSCA? 9.12.2019 Nanotechnology Notes
Stephanie Schwarz, J.D., is a Legal Fellow.  Richard Denison, Ph.D., is a Lead Senior Scientist. Over two years have passed since EPA published its first, highly controversial New Chemicals Decision-Making Framework.  This document attempted to lay out major changes EPA was making, in response to relentless industry pressure, to its reviews of new chemicals entering the […]
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Amid the wasteland of the Salton Sea, a miraculous but challenging oasis is born 9.12.2019 LA Times: Environment

It came as a bittersweet surprise to biologists and government agencies monitoring the steadily shrinking Salton Sea's slide toward death by choking dust storms and salt.

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Boulder Valley schools trying “public health” alternative to suspending students for vaping 9.12.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Boulder Valley School District's policy of trying to educate kids about vaping, rather than suspending them the first time they get caught, could be a model for schools around the country, according to an education research firm.
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Big money is building a new kind of national park to protect Montana's prairie 9.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
In Montana, a former Silicon Valley entrepreneur wants to create a massive, privately funded public park. Some ranchers oppose the American Prairie Reserve and say they can better conserve the land.
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New companies oppose methane rollbacks but industry divide remains 6.12.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
New companies oppose methane rollbacks but industry divide remains
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Regenerating natural capital in the rainforests of Costa Rica 6.12.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
The land impact investing company Blacksheep Regenerative Resource Management wants to use the power of business for conservation.
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4 Ways Farmers Can Adapt to Climate Change and Generate Income 6.12.2019 WRI Stories
4 Ways Farmers Can Adapt to Climate Change and Generate Income Comments|Add Comment|PrintFarmers working on an integrated system in a farm in Paraiba Valley, Sao Paulo. The system combine crops (a native species similar to potato and corn) with palm trees. Photo by Bruno Calixto/WRI Brasil Climate change poses a real threat to farmers around the world. Agriculture is highly dependent on good weather, including high and low temperatures, rainfall, wind intensity, and many other variables.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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New Report Finds Trump EPA Failed to Follow the Law, Consider Children’s Health on Proposed Loophole for Super-Polluting Glider Trucks 5.12.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
New Report Finds Trump EPA Failed to Follow the Law, Consider Children’s Health on Proposed Loophole for Super-Polluting Glider Trucks
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Davi Yanomami receives 2019's “Alternative Nobel Prize” 5.12.2019 Survival International
Davi Yanomami holds the Right Livelihood award © Right Livelihood Foundation Renowned Yanomami shaman Davi Kopenawa, the “Dalai Lama of the Rainforest,” received this year’s Right Livelihood Award , known as the “Alternative Nobel Prize” this Wednesday (Dec 4th). The ceremony took place in Stockholm and was the final event of a 10-day long programme of celebrations in Germany, Switzerland and Sweden. Davi led his people’s 20-year campaign to protect their Amazonian territory. Combined with the Yanomami territory in Venezuela, it is the largest area of rainforest under indigenous control anywhere in the world. Davi Yanomami speaking at the award ceremony © Right Livelihood Foundation Davi leaving the stage after his speech at the award ceremony © Right Livelihood Foundation Davi is the President of Hutukara, the Yanomami organization, who share the award with him. He first travelled outside Brazil in 1989, when Survival International, which won that year’s Right Livelihood Award, invited him to Europe to ...
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Policy News: December 3, 2019 4.12.2019 EcoTone
The Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award Applications are now being accepted. ESA is now accepting applications for its 2020 Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award. Offered each year, this award gives graduate students an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC for science policy training with opportunities to meet with lawmakers on Capitol ...
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EPA Changes Definition of “Ambient Air,” Allows an Increase in Dangerous Pollution 3.12.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
EPA Changes Definition of “Ambient Air,” Allows an Increase in Dangerous Pollution
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How Countries Can Step Up Climate Pledges Through Action in 4 Key Sectors 3.12.2019 THE CITY FIX
Every year for the past decade, scientists have come together to measure the gap between where greenhouse gas emissions are headed under current climate pledges, and where they need to be in order to limit global warming to the levels ...
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Colorado snowpack back above average after huge week of snow 3.12.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
After a huge week of snowfall across most of the state, Colorado's statewide snowpack levels are back above average.
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How Countries Can Step Up Climate Pledges Through Action in 4 Key Sectors 3.12.2019 WRI Stories
How Countries Can Step Up Climate Pledges Through Action in 4 Key Sectors Comments|Add Comment|PrintSolar PV installation at a Shanghai train station. Photo by The Climate Group/Flickr. Every year for the past decade, scientists have come together to measure the gap between where greenhouse gas emissions are headed under current climate pledges, and where they need to be in order to limit global warming to the levels specified in the Paris Agreement. Last week, these scientists announced that... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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NDC Enhancement: Opportunities in the Forest and Land-use Sector 3.12.2019 WRI Stories
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Alumni share their experience with the Future Park Leaders internship program 2.12.2019 EcoTone
The call for internship applications is open! Apply here What does it mean to become a Future Park Leaders intern? To get a better idea of the internships, we reached out to some past alumni to share their personal experiences, memories, and lasting benefits of the program. The Future Park Leaders of Emerging Change internship ...
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As sexual assault reports rise, Colorado organizations struggle to meet survivors’ needs 2.12.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
In the wake of the #MeToo movement, community based sexual assault and rape crisis programs across Colorado are struggling to meet the needs of survivors.
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