User: irge304 Topic: Environmental Justice Issues
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Rhyme and reason: The Times readers' best opinionated poems 30.8.2014 LA Times: Commentary
Once again, the poets came through. When we asked readers to submit opinionated poems for this year's Op-Ed poetry pages, we heard from nearly 1,000 of you. Your poems dealt with just about every aspect of modern life — with war and peace, with social media and social justice, with life...
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Science Graphic of the Week: Where We Should and Shouldn’t Build Roads in the Future 29.8.2014 Wired Top Stories
Humans are going to pave over 15 million miles of new roads in the next 35 years. This map shows where those roads should and should not ...
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China's Pollution Crisis Inspires An Unsettling Art Exhibit 23.8.2014 NPR News
With grand, provocative installations, Cai Guo-Qiang addresses the degradation of the country's environment in a popular exhibit at a Shanghai art museum.
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Why Arlington joined the battle against climate change 23.8.2014 Washington Post: Op-Eds
We have only one planet. While U.S. cities and counties have taken the initiative to respond to climate change, the federal government must lead. Arlington adopted a transformative Community Energy Plan in 2013 after four years of broad community discussion and rigorous research. The plan sets an ambitious goal of reducing Arlington’s greenhouse gas emissions by 75 percent by 2050. That will enhance our competitiveness and protect the environment. Yet we look to our state and federal government for support and ...
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Coal gas boom in China holds climate change risks 22.8.2014 AP Business
HEXIGTEN, China (AP) -- Deep in the hilly grasslands of remote Inner Mongolia, twin smoke stacks rise more than 200 feet into the sky, their steam and sulfur billowing over herds of sheep and cattle. Both day and night, the rumble of this power plant echoes across the ancient steppe, and its acrid stench travels dozens of miles away....
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Coal gas boom in China threatens to spew greenhouse gases as world tries to curb emissions 22.8.2014 Star Tribune: World
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Tree sitter trying to block Bainbridge development 19.8.2014 AP Washington
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, Wash. (AP) -- A woman is sitting on a platform 70 feet up a tree in an attempt to stop developers from cutting trees for a mall on Bainbridge Island....
UK lobbying to keep open one of Europe's dirtiest coal power stations 19.8.2014 Guardian: Environment

Government seeks exemption from European law that would close down Aberthaw for its excessive nitrogen oxide emissions

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A Chinese Man, A $50 Billion Plan, And A Canal To Reshape Nicaragua 15.8.2014 NPR News
Ground-breaking for 173-mile is set for December, but critics warn that the waterway will cause irreparable environmental and social damage, and the government has withheld outside firms' assessments.
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California expands lead soil testing area near Exide plant in Vernon 12.8.2014 LA Times: Top News
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Keystone XL carbon emissions 'would be four times higher than US thought' 11.8.2014 Guardian: Environment

Canada-US oil pipeline could wipe out reductions from carbon cuts elsewhere, suggests paper in Nature Climate Change

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Bill would cap income eligibility for state's clean-vehicle rebates 7.8.2014 LA Times: Business
California wants 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles on the road by 2025 — more than 15 times the number now.
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Month-long war in Gaza has left a humanitarian and environmental crisis 7.8.2014 Washington Post
RAFAH, GAZA STRIP — Everywhere you look there is destruction: mosques, factories, schools, hospitals, universities and thousands of houses shattered into piles of bricks, glass and metal. Roads mangled by military tanks and bulldozers. Cities without electricity, pitch black at night. The main sewage plant disabled, polluting the turquoise waters of the ...
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Missing mercury pollution is enough for mass poisoning 6.8.2014 New Scientist: Living World
Thousands of tonnes of mercury have been emitted by industry but now cannot be found, suggesting the lethal pollutant is lurking ...
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Pollution triples mercury levels in ocean surface waters, study finds 6.8.2014 Guardian: Environment

Toxic metal threatens marine life as it accumulates faster in shallow layers than in deep sea due to human activity

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The great diesel scandal: how cheap fuel is choking our cities 6.8.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Diesel's popularity with motorists has surged, but its green image was an illusion. Now concern is growing over the damage caused by emissions, with children particularly vulnerable Stand at a busy road junction on a bright day and chances are you will see it: a Wacky Races cloud of black smoke left hanging in the air after a car pulls away. These clouds are actually particles of soot partially burnt fuel from diesel engines and they are arguably the worst environmental menace facing city-living Britons and children in particular. Diesel vehicles have enjoyed a surge in popularity on our roads, rising from less than a quarter to more than half of all cars sold in the last five years. In the recent past, they were even touted as more environmentally friendly than petrol vehicles, because they burn less fuel and so can produce, overall, less CO2. This green image, however, was always an illusion: diesel engines burn fuel less cleanly than petrol-driven models, resulting in a large excess of particulates ...
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Arctic explorer to swim seven seas for greater protection of oceans 5.8.2014 Guardian: Environment

Lewis Pugh undertaking long-distance swims to back calls for 10% of the worlds seas to be declared marine protected areas

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Don’t Drink the Water … In Lake Erie 5.8.2014 Wired Top Stories
How did Lake Erie go from flammable in the 60s, clean in the 80s and 90s, and back to toxic today in just 40 ...
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Bee-Killing Pesticides Found in Midwest Rivers 4.8.2014 Wired Top Stories
Pesticides linked to declining bee and bird populations have been found in streams and rivers across the upper midwest, raising yet more concerns about these chemicals' environmental ...
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Are There Two Different Versions of Environmentalism, One "White," One "Black"? 31.7.2014 Mother Jones
This story was originally published on Grist . Out of the rack and ruin of our gangster death, The rape and rot of graft, and stealth, and lies, We, the people, must redeem The land, the mines, the plants, the rivers The mountains and the endless plain – All, all the stretch of these great green states – And make America again! – Langston Hughes, 1938 I really didn’t want to have to address this. While reading through University of Michigan professor Dorceta Taylor’s latest report , "The State of Diversity in Environmental Organizations," and thinking about what I would write about it, I had hoped to focus on the solutions. Those solutions—confronting unconscious and subconscious bias and other subtle forms of discrimination—are the parts I had hoped environmentalists would be eager to unpack. I thought they’d read about the " green ceiling ," where mainstream green NGOs have failed to create a workforce where even two out of 10 of their staffers are people of color, and ask themselves what could they do ...
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