User: irge304 Topic: Environmental Justice Issues
Category: Environmental Justice
Last updated: May 22 2015 14:36 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Will London's mayor put the brakes on Uber? 22.5.2015 BBC: Technology
In a move likely to be popular with London's black cab drivers, Boris Johnson is backing laws which could restrict growth of the taxi app Uber.
Oil disaster is a chilling preview 22.5.2015 CNN: Top Stories
For those who know something about our nation's environmental laws, images of oil on the Santa Barbara coastline evoke a painful, if iconic, memory -- for Tuesday's spill is not the first to degrade that idyllic locale.
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Ecuador's president urges Brad Pitt to scrap Amazon oil spill movie 15.5.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Socialist leader Rafael Correa concerned film will be based on a book he alleges covered up actions of oil giant Chevron

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The Brutal Reality of Life in China’s Most Polluted Cities 12.5.2015 Wired Top Stories
A photographer documents China's 'Cancer Villages,' telling the human story of ...
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Edinburgh university rejects calls to divest from all fossil fuels 12.5.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

University with £290m endowment commits to ‘engage before divestment’ but will pull out off the most polluting coal and tar sands companies

Climate change campaigners reacted with disappointment as Edinburgh University announced on Tuesday that it would not fully divest from fossil fuels.

Students lay down in protest on the steps of the building where senior vice principal Professor Charlie Jeffery set out the unanimous decision by the university’s court.

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Alberta finally shifted left in these elections. But can it go green? | David Suzuki 8.5.2015 Guardian: Comment is Free
Rachel Notley and the Alberta NDP must strengthen Alberta’s place in the world’s clean energy economy, clean its air and protect its environment Canada’s appetite for political change was demonstrated by the surprising win of the New Democratic Party (NDP) in Alberta’s elections, which ended 44 years of the same government. With its oil wealth and longtime conservative leadership, the province is often called Canada’s Texas. The election reflects the choice by Albertans (and Canadians more broadly) to reject what they have been told about their economy’s dependence on oil and gas at the expense of renewable energy investment and economic diversification. Albertans have convincingly thrown their support behind provincial NDP leader Rachel Notley for several reasons. One was her desire to change the status quo for the benefit of ordinary people. Another was that she presented a complete economic vision that was worth supporting. While government leaders in the past have insisted the only way for Alberta to ...
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Brazil struggles with drought and pollution as Olympics loom large 4.5.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Pollution in Guanabara Bay, where Olympic sailing and windsurfing contests are scheduled to be held, is so bad that competitors have described it as an ‘open sewer’ China makes strides with environmental reform, but has a long way to go on labor Amid what is normally considered the rainy season , Brazil, the home of the Amazon River, is suffering from a historic, punishing drought. In a country accustomed to ample water supplies, neighbors are turning against neighbors and hoarding water as taps run dry while businesses close and protesters take to the streets . Some have even speculated that São Paulo, one of the world’s largest cities, is failing ...
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The Amazon rail line — pig iron factories and rural radicals 21.4.2015 Washington Post: World
PIQUIÁ DE BAIXO, AÇAILÂNDIA, BRAZIL — In the foreground, lilies on the placid river formed a bucolic Amazon scene. Then a freight train rattled over the towering viaduct above, the pig iron plants breathed smoke above the trees and the acrid bite of polluted air bit the back of the throat. Read full article ...
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'East African Erin Brockovich' wins prize for closing polluting lead smelter 20.4.2015 Guardian: Environment

Phyllis Omido awarded Goldman Prize environmental award after battling to close a plant in a Kenyan slum that was poisoning its inhabitants and her baby

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11 wildlife experiences that could vanish in your lifetime 18.4.2015 CNN: Top Stories
Earth is in the grip of the "sixth great extinction crisis," say some scientists, with up to 2,000 species dying out each year.
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How Iran's Khuzestan went from wetland to wasteland 16.4.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Iran’s most south-westerly province is facing dust storms, dried-up rivers and mounting pollution

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'The air is stinking, it’s dirty': the fight against pollution in Kraków 13.4.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

As residents in the historic Polish city complain of coughs and nosebleeds a new ban on the burning of wood and coal in homes could have unprecedented repercussions for the country’s economy, and its health

How Warsaw’s district heating system works better

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How Warsaw's district heating system keeps the capital cleaner than Kraków 13.4.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

The almost complete destruction of the Polish capital during the second world war allowed for the construction of an enormous network of heating pipes, which can be much more efficient than thousands of individual home boilers

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The last days of coal at Black Dog plant 12.4.2015 Star Tribune: Local
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Gupta: What Obama told me about climate change 11.4.2015 CNN: Top Stories
President Barack Obama took part in a roundtable discussion this week on climate change, refocusing on the issue from a public health vantage point.
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Push for cleaner stoves in poor countries to cut pollution 8.4.2015 AP Business
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Every evening, hundreds of millions of Indian women hover over crude stoves making dinner for their families. They feed the flames with polluting fuels like kerosene or cow dung, and breathe the acrid smoke wafting from the fires....
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Experts push for cleaner stoves in poor countries to cut pollution, reduce deaths 8.4.2015 Star Tribune: World
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Islamist hackers seize control of Defra's air quality website 7.4.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Group calling itself Moroccan Islamic Union-Mail posts picture of Saddam Hussein and criticises Britain for its role in invasion of Iraq

Islamist hackers seized control of the government’s official air quality website to post a message criticising Britain for its role in the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Visitors on Tuesday morning to the UK-Air website, part of the Department of Food, the Environment and Rural Affairs, were greeted with a black background with a a large portrait of the former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.

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Half of India's rivers are polluted, finds new government report 7.4.2015 Guardian: Environment
The number of rivers defined as ‘polluted’ in India has gone from 121 to 275 in the last five years, with increased levels of sewage a primary cause More than half the rivers in India are polluted, with the developing economic power unlikely to meet demand for fresh water from its still-growing population unless dramatic measures are taken, a new report by government scientists has found. The number of rivers defined as “polluted” in India has more than doubled in the last five years, from 121 to 275, an assessment by the central pollution control board (CPCB) ...
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Fixing Venezuela's ailing economy depends on turning around country's Hugo Chavez oil belt 3.4.2015 Star Tribune: World
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