User: flenvcenter Topic: Sustainability-Independent
Category: Environmental Justice :: Impacts
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‘Tar sands are killing us’ 11.3.2009 ICT - global
TORONTO – Dene, Cree and Metis activists from First Nations affected by Alberta tar sands development made themselves heard in Washington as Canadian Environment Minister Jim Prentice was making the rounds of Capitol Hill.
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Carl Pope: The Work Begins 11.3.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Washington, D.C -- What's a poor agency administrator to do? I doubt EPA head Lisa Jackson feels that way most of the time, but lately...
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Pentagon Knowingly Exposed U.S. Soldiers To Toxic Waste: Leaked Memo 10.3.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
The Pentagon allegedly endangered U.S. soldiers by implementing and covering-up dangerously toxic waste-incineration practices at Balad Airbase in Iraq during years past, as revealed in...
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Disney Aims for Zero Carbon Emissions, Zero Waste in New Environmental Goals 10.3.2009 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
By SXC user omster-com. See image at http://www.sxc.hu/photo/790646

The Walt Disney Company details a set of long- and near-term environmental goals in its first comprehensive corporate responsibility report for the recreation and entertainment empire of media networks, theme parks, resorts, cruise and travel tours, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media businesses.

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The Good Food Revolution 9.3.2009 Commondreams.org Views

The island of Kaua‘i is one of the most beautiful and fragile places on earth. From above, it looks like a vibrant green flower, lush and pulsing with life, floating in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The Hawaiian tourist industry calls it "The Garden Isle," comparing it to the Garden of Eden. The image of Hawai‘i has always been sold as a "paradise." But there is another side to life on this island, one that visitors rarely see.

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Deirdre Imus: Keeping Our Kids Safe 7.3.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
If you are like most Americans, you have an expectation that our federal regulatory agencies will protect us from unsafe chemicals found in the products...
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The Only Way to Avoid Wasting Many Billions More: Take Over the Banks 7.3.2009 AlterNet
American banks have polluted the economy; it's a matter of equity and efficiency that they now be forced to clean it up.
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White House Pushes Back On Budget Attack By Citing George H.W. Bush 6.3.2009 Huffpolitics on The Huffington Post
White House Pushes Back On Budget Attack By Citing George H.W. Bush
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Savannah Neighborhoods Receive $300,000 to Reduce Air Pollution 6.3.2009 ENS
http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/mar2009/2009-03-05-094.asp
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11 Good Decisions From the Obama Administration 5.3.2009 TreeHugger
Bald Eagle - saved by US Endangered Species Act. Image credit: Service, ESA Bulletin 2007 Watching the decisions come out of the Obama Administration so far has been very exciting - they're serious about clean energy and protecting human health and the environment. The Obama Administration made another in a round of good moves for the environment this week when the President said he will restore rules that require federal agencies like the Department of Transportation to consult with wildlife experts at Fish and Wildlife Services ... ...
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Controversy Over Yucca Mountain May Be Ending 4.3.2009 CommonDreams.org Headlines

More than two decades after Yucca Mountain in Nevada was selected to be the national nuclear waste repository, the controversial proposal may finally be put to rest by the Obama administration.

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Christopher Gavigan: Birth Defects Surge in a Toxic World 4.3.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
According to the March of Dimes, 1 in 33 babies born in the US have a birth defect -- about twice as many as in China.
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Urban Schools Near Industries to Be Monitored for Air Toxics 3.3.2009 ENS
http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/mar2009/2009-03-02-092.asp
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Overlooking Evidence: Media ignore environmental connections to breast cancer 2.3.2009 FAIR Recent Additions
Breast cancer is now epidemic, affecting one in eight women, according to the American Cancer Society and others. The leading cause of death in women in their late 30s to early 50s, it's estimated to have killed 40,000 people in 2008.
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Entrepreneurs Tackle Sanitation in Africa 2.3.2009 Daily Headlines (RSS)

WASHINGTON, Mar 2 (OneWorld.net) - Three local social entrepreneurs have come up with creative -- and lucrative -- solutions to poor sanitation in their communities in Africa, where six out of ten people do not have access to a sanitary toilet.

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'We're Like a Katrina Without the Flood': Residents Fight Toxic Legacy 2.3.2009 CommonDreams.org Headlines

When Gail Smith moved to Midway Village, a tidy public housing development near the Cow Palace in Daly City, she felt lucky to pay a reasonable rent for a great place.

She didn't know that toxic waste scraped from Pacific Gas and Electric Co.'s former gas-manufacturing plant next door - a site on the state's hazardous-waste cleanup program - had been used as fill under the complex's buildings and parks.

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GEO Group, Inc.: Despite a Crashing Economy, Private Prison Firm Turns a Handsome Profit 1.3.2009 CorpWatch Features
While the nation’s economy flounders, business is booming for The GEO Group Inc., a private prison firm paid millions by the U.S. government. Behind the financial success and expansion of the for-profit security company, there are increasing charges of negligence, civil rights violations, abuse and even death.
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Exposures to Particulate Air Pollution and Nitro-Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons among Taxi Drivers in Shenyang, China 27.2.2009 Environmental Science & Technology: Latest Articles (ACS Publications)
Environmental Science & Technology, Volume 0, Issue 0, Articles ASAP (As Soon As Publishable).
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The Dangers of Lead to Birds, Waterfowl and Wildlife 27.2.2009 NFIC News Feed
By Lori Thomas reporter/photographer, Potawatomi Traveling Times 2-09  Marge holding Eagle – Marge Gibson, Director of REGI located in Antigo, Wis. talks to the eagle to let him know Read more... (http://indiancountrynews.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5820&Itemid=118)
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Rabbi Michael Lerner: A Spiritual Guide for Economic Bailout 27.2.2009 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
This is the moment in which biblical ethics and the wisdom of spiritual traditions are actually more realistic than the plans of the capitalist economists.
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