User: irge304 Topic: Environmental Justice Issues
Category: Environmental Justice
Last updated: Mar 03 2015 08:43 IST RSS 2.0
 
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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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Thailand's multibillion-dollar seafood industry plagued by pirates and slaves on high seas 25.2.2015 Star Tribune: World
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Overfishing driving slavery on Thailand's seafood boats 25.2.2015 AP Top News
SAMUT SAKHON, Thailand (AP) -- Urine pools under a bed where an emaciated Burmese man lies wearing only a T-shirt and a diaper....
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MPCA warns lower water standards could lead to federal oversight 25.2.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Rebecca Flood, assistant commissioner for the MPCA, said a bill aimed at helping U.S. Steel's MinnTac plant in Mountain Iron by lowering a sulfate standard could conflict with federal law.
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Oil company to shed 400 UK posts 24.2.2015 BBC: Business
Oil services company Archer confirms it is losing more than 400 jobs from its UK operations, many of which are based in Aberdeen.
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UC Berkeley studies international education campus in Richmond 24.2.2015 LA Times: Top News
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Indian river, protected by a curse, faces the modern world 22.2.2015 AP Top News
BHAREH, India (AP) -- For many centuries, it was a curse that saved the river....
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Antarctica: Earth's wildest, most desolate continent holds clues to mankind's past and future 20.2.2015 Star Tribune: World
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Antarctica: Mystery continent holds key to mankind's future 20.2.2015 AP Top News
DECEPTION ISLAND, Antarctica (AP) -- Earth's past, present and future come together here on the northern peninsula of Antarctica, the wildest, most desolate and mysterious of its continents....
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New hopes that tar sands could be banned from Europe 19.2.2015 Guardian: Environment

Landmark EU fuel quality directive gets a reprieve, opening the way for more-polluting tar sands oil to be taxed at a higher rate effectively pricing it out of the market

A landmark directive with the potential to ban tar sands oil from Europe has been reprieved, the Guardian has learned.

The EU’s most senior energy official confirmed that the fuel quality directive (FQD) to encourage greener road fuels will not be scrapped at the end of the decade, as had been thought.

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Now, smartphones that monitor pollution around you 19.2.2015 New Kerala: World News
Read Full story of 'Now, smartphones that monitor pollution around you' at newkerala.com.
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Thailand failing to tackle fishing industry slavery, says rights group 18.2.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Environmental Justice Foundation says progress on eliminating human trafficking in Thai fishing ‘wholly inadequate’

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Visiting My Friend in Putin's Prison Camp 17.2.2015 Mother Jones
My first stop at Sadovaya Prison Colony No. 2 in central Russia is the visitors' intake center. I've traveled for 14 hours on an overnight train that reeked of fetid socks to see my imprisoned friend, environmental activist Yevgeny Vitishko. By my noon arrival at the colony, I'm already running late, and reams of red tape await before I'll be able to see him. I've come to these cold mud flats 440 miles south of Moscow for the first interview Vitishko has given in the seven months since February 12, 2014, the day he was sent away in the midst of the Sochi Winter Olympics. In the years leading up to the event, Vitishko had emerged as one of the competition's fiercest critics. Along with his little-known organization, the Environmental Watch on North Caucasus (EWNC), Vitishko protested the ecological destruction and crony Kremlin corruption that fed the $51 billion games, the most expensive in history. Now, a year after the closing ceremonies, his dire predictions of environmental havoc have come true—and ...
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Coastal communities dumping 8m tonnes of plastic in oceans every year 13.2.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

China ranked top polluter as figures suggest total plastic litter ending up in the seas could rise tenfold by 2025

Coastal populations put about 8m tonnes of plastic rubbish into the oceans in 2010, an annual figure that could double over the next decade without major improvements in waste management efforts, scientists warn.

The mountain of plastic litter, including bags, food packaging and toys, was equivalent to five full shopping bags of debris for every foot of coastline bordering nearly 200 countries the team studied.

Related: Microplastic deposits found deep in world's oceans and seas

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Cutting mining and aviation tax breaks could save $5.2bn a year from budget 10.2.2015 Guardian: Environment

Australian Conservation Foundation submission recommends scrapping special exemptions and tax credits for aviation, oil and gas, and mining sectors

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Minority groups back energy companies in fight against solar power 9.2.2015 LA Times: Nation
When Florida officials pulled the plug on a significant incentive for rooftop solar systems, the move came at the urging of big power companies with a heavy reliance on fossil fuels — and of the state chapter of the NAACP.
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