User: flenvcenter Topic: Water-Independent
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Last updated: Jul 08 2019 14:30 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Toxic PFAS chemicals in food and food packaging pose risks to grocery stores and big box retailers 8.7.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
With toxins in food packaging and supplychains, companies are exposed to major financial, reputational and legal liabilities.
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Five actions to take on National Indigenous Peoples Day 18.6.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Maya Bhullar On June 21, 2019 Canada commemorates National Indigenous Peoples Day. Earlier in June, the Missing and Murdered Women and Girls report came out, calling Canada's treatment of Indigenous peoples "genocide." So now, what do we do? On National Indigenous Peoples Day, the Activist Toolkit is highlighting organizing that's being done to stop the continued discrimination. Stand with these organizers. 1. Stop exposure to toxic waste. On June 6, the UN Special Rapporteur on Toxics issued a report based on his eight-stop visit of Canada staying that: ...he was "quite disappointed" with a lack of clear answers from Ontario and Ottawa regarding why a remedy has not been found for the community of Grassy Narrows half a century after the discharge of 10 tonnes of mercury upstream from the First Nation, located about 100 kilometres northeast of Kenora, Ont. -- Olivia Stefanovich, CBC  Read his complete findings here . FreeGrassy.net lists ways in which you can continue to support the complete clean-up of ...
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7 ways for cities to slash plastic pollution 18.6.2019 GreenBiz.com
Let's send community cleanup days to the trash heap.
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What do the next 20 years hold for the healthcare industry? 7.6.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
It's time to think and act quickly to brace for the global impacts of climate change on health.
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Court throws book at BLM over fracking Chaco 3.6.2019 High Country News Most Recent
The agency failed to consider water use.
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Coastal recovery and resilience: bringing a damaged wetland back to life 31.5.2019 GreenBiz.com
An ambitious wetlands restoration project is underway on Delaware Bay, where scientists are using innovative methods to revive a badly damaged salt marsh.
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Why this man could end up in jail for helping to save migrant lives 31.5.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
"Every life is sacred, and every soul is a precious gift from heaven." So said President Donald J. Trump at the National Prayer Breakfast last February 7. Trump's Christian posturing would be laughable if his policies weren't so cruel and often deadly. Take, for example, asylum-seekers crossing the U.S. southern border. Hundreds of thousands of people are fleeing violence in Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador and Mexico. Increasingly militarized and violent enforcement of border security has driven desperate migrants further from official ports of entry, forcing many to embark on dangerous treks through the scorching deserts of the American Southwest. Scott Warren, a geographer and educator who volunteers with the humanitarian aid groups No More Deaths and Ajo Samaritans, is on trial now in federal court in Tucson, Arizona. If convicted, he could spend 20 years in prison for giving migrants in need, according to his indictment, "food, water, beds and clean clothes." Before heading to his first day in court ...
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The ‘shenanigans’ behind a federal employee’s decision to blow the whistle 30.5.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Pressured by higher-ups, a Fish and Wildlife field supervisor smoothed the way for a 28,000-home development along a fragile Arizona river.
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See where PFAS pollution has been confirmed in the American West 30.5.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Western states lag behind in both monitoring and regulating the class of ‘forever chemicals.’
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Where water is life, many on the Pine Ridge Reservation go thirsty 27.5.2019 High Country News Most Recent
A pipeline’s promise is fulfilled for white ranchers while tribal communities are left waiting.
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The key to endangered species recovery? Communication. 15.5.2019 High Country News Most Recent
A retired federal biologist says Trump’s Interior Department is more business as usual than critics claim.
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How do tribal nation’s treaties figure into climate change? 14.5.2019 High Country News Most Recent
U.S. courts rarely favor environmental protections as a right — except when it comes to tribes expressing their treaty rights.
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We’re destroying the biodiversity we depend on 6.5.2019 High Country News Most Recent
A new U.N. study shows that up to 1 million species risk extinction because humans use up nature much faster than it can be replenished.
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Western forests have a ‘fire debt’ problem 3.5.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Planned burns can reduce wildfire risks, but expanding use of ‘good fire’ isn’t easy.
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The drive to embed 'planetary health' impacts within corporate sustainability strategy 2.5.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Although more companies are making the connection, few are addressing this collision strategically.
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What a Denver suburb can teach the West about water 1.5.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Westminster, Colorado, is a model for integrating water data into planning.
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Trump’s infrastructure order threatens local right to protect the environment 24.4.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Washington blocked a coal terminal under the Clean Water Act. New rules could subvert that authority.
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How a tiny endangered species put a man in prison 15.4.2019 Current Issue
The Devils Hole pupfish is nothing to mess with.
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Trump administration rubber stamps Arizona copper mine 12.4.2019 High Country News Most Recent
An industry-friendly ruling contradicts years of concerns over potential damage to endangered species, water systems and Native American cultural sites.
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How the water justice movement is challenging extractivism in Canada 11.4.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Emma Lui I recently gave a  keynote presentation about the water justice movement's fight against commodification and extractivism at the Perspectives of Power conference organized by the Institute of Political Economy at Carleton University. This blog is part two of a three-part blog series based on my presentation ( read part one here ). It gives an overview of some water justice issues and how grassroots groups, Indigenous nations, communities and organizations are working to protect water.  In Wellington County, Nestlé has been pumping up to 4.7 million litres on two expired permits. When Nestlé purchased a third well in Elora, Ontario, there was public outcry because the local township of Centre Wellington needs the well for its drinking water. Nestlé's water takings also raise questions about water justice because Six Nations of the Grand River is downstream from Nestlé and 90 per cent of the population does not have access to clean water. Last fall, Makasa Lookinghorse and other Six Nations youth ...
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