User: irge304 Topic: Environmental Justice Issues
Category: Environmental Justice
Last updated: Mar 31 2015 06:36 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Glowing Tampons Help Detect Sewage Leaks 31.3.2015 Wired Top Stories
Glowing Tampons Help Detect Sewage Leaks
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McCollum blasts new wild rice plan 25.3.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The state shouldn't lower water quality standards to "cater to any industry," says DFL U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum.
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Air pollution takes a double toll on babies' brains 25.3.2015 LA Times: Environment
A common pollutant in vehicle exhaust, power plant emissions and secondhand cigarette smoke can shrink white matter in fetal brains and cause further developmental damage during the toddler years, a new study suggests.
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MPCA seeks lake-by-lake plan to protect wild rice 25.3.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The old sulfate standard poses a problem for mining, and the MPCA says it isn't the best way to protect wild rice.
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Carbon capture battle stirs hopes, dreams and grim realities 23.3.2015 Guardian: Environment

In Norway capturing and burying carbon emissions has brought down one prime minister, been likened to a national ‘moon landing’ by another and left the country’s highest-emitting gas plant as a monument

At least 10 European power plants were supposed to begin piping their carbon emissions into underground tombs this year, rather than letting them twirl into the sky. None has done so.

Missed deadlines, squandered opportunities, spiralling costs and green protests have plagued the development of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology since Statoil proposed the concept more than two decades ago.

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Who are really Australia's top climate polluters? 20.3.2015 Guardian: Environment

A list of Australia’s top ten greenhouse gas emitters would look different if fossil fuel firms were seen as responsible for the burning of their products

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On the shores of the Arabian Sea, pollution erodes a way of life 15.3.2015 Washington Post: World
ABDUL REHMAN GOTH, Pakistan — The Arabian Sea was unusually choppy on a recent day, but fishermen here on the outskirts of Karachi needed money. So they packed into wobbly 20-foot boats stacked with nets, bait and enough food to last up to two weeks at sea.Read full article ...
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This Retro Electric Moped Is Taking Over Europe 13.3.2015 Wired Top Stories
Dutch designer Ronald Meijs has created the Motorman, an electric "moped" that's become the fashionable green machine for daily commuters throughout ...
Questions remain after Exide deal with federal prosecutors 13.3.2015 LA Times: Science
Over the last year, federal authorities built what appeared to be a strong criminal case against Exide Technologies, the Vernon battery recycler that has long faced scrutiny for spewing lead and arsenic into neighborhoods in southeast Los Angeles County.
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The river hunter of São Paulo – a life devoted to finding its lost waterways 11.3.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Many paulistanos are facing dry taps, yet there is plenty of water to go around in São Paulo. One urban explorer has made it his mission to seek out the hidden rivers and springs of Brazil’s biggest city Life in São Paulo: share your stories with GuardianWitness News of São Paulo’s water crisis has, by now, spread far and wide. But although the word “seca” (drought) is much in use, and though a severe lack of rain is one of the many factors in play, when it comes to actual shortage of water, the truth – as with almost everything else in this sprawling metropolis – is that it’s complicated. There’s a wealth of water in São Paulo: it’s just not always in the right places. As if to drive the point home, the late-afternoon rain that drenches the city most days in summer has been rare this year; yet during one recent, torrential storm, half the rain expected for the entire month of February fell in the space of just a few ...
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Farm-water cleanup project falls short, critics say 9.3.2015 Star Tribune: Local
A $9 million federal grant to help farmers protect streams and rivers from chemicals was announced with fanfare. But sharp discord over the project reflects reflects a growing urgency about the best way to use $225 million a year in Legacy funding devoted to clean water
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Denver nonprofit celebrates International Women's Day 7.3.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
Women are going to save the planet, if you ask Dr. Terry Odendahl, but not until they have equal rights.
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Occidental Petroleum pays Peru indigenous confidential sum in Amazon pollution settlement 6.3.2015 Star Tribune: World
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Indigenous Peruvians win Amazon pollution payout from US oil giant 6.3.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Out-of-court settlement ends long legal battle for compensation for deaths, birth defects and environmental damage allegedly caused by Occidental’s pollution

Members of the indigenous Achuar tribe from the Peruvian Amazon have won an undisclosed sum from Occidental Petroleum in an out-of-court settlement after a long-running legal battle in the US courts.

Related: Peruvians sue oil giant over Amazon pollution

Related: Indigenous protesters occupy Peru's biggest Amazon oil field

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Occidental Petroleum settles Peru pollution case 6.3.2015 LA Times: Top News
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Oil refineries need to heed concerns, implement safety improvements 3.3.2015 LA Times: Opinion
"The most important thing is to shelter in place, stay indoors, no outdoor activity, turn the air conditioners off, keep the windows closed.” This was the instruction Torrance Mayor Patrick Furey gave to neighbors of the Exxon Mobil refinery, including the children at 14 schools, for...
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In China, documentary film on air pollution quickly goes viral 3.3.2015 LA Times: Environment
The hottest movie in China this weekend wasn’t “Fifty Shades of Grey” or Jackie Chan’s latest, “Dragon Blade.” Instead, a pointed and emotional environmental online documentary has swept the country by storm, putting its air pollution crisis front and...
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Poll Finds Factors Large And Small Shape People's Health 2.3.2015 NPR News
Health is not just about trips to the doctor, according to a poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. Housing, stress and abuse are factors.
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Unlocking Antarctica’s mysteries 25.2.2015 Durango Herald
DECEPTION ISLAND, Antarctica – Earth’s past, present and future come together here on the northern peninsula of Antarctica, the wildest, most desolate and mysterious of its continents.Clues to answering humanity’s most basic questions are locked in this continental freezer the size of the United States and half of...
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The Daily Digest: Gas tax plan gets low marks 25.2.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Your daily dose of Minnesota politics and policy.
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