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The Costly, Complicated Process of Cleaning Up a Toxic River 10.1.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. East of Spokane, Washington, the ghost of decades-old industrial pollution still haunts the groundwater. Laden with chemicals that can cause cancer and developmental disabilities, the subsurface water flows into the Spokane River before it winds through the city and then […]
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Ryan Zinke’s Real Legacy Is Rolling Back Environmental Protections and Cozying Up to Big Oil 2.1.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The question was about climate change—the man-made global crisis that Ryan Zinke, as a Montana state senator, once urged President Barack Obama to take action on, but in recent years has become willfully blasé about. “It appears that the world is laughing at […]
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Trump’s EPA Doesn’t Seem to Want to Punish Law-Breaking Polluters 2.1.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Under the Trump administration, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is more likely to give polluters a pass when they violate laws intended to keep the air healthy and water clean, according to recent reporting by the Environmental Data and Governance Initiative […]
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Catastrophic fires are a reckoning for Californians and their ‘new normal.’ Has the state reached a tipping point? 30.12.2018 LA Times: Commentary

In 1860, a young botanist raised in New York and schooled in Connecticut found himself on the payroll of the newly formed California Division of Mines and Geology. His job: Roam the vast, new state, taking samples and observations of plants and animals.

Over four years journeying across California,...

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Which Minnesota 8th Congressional District candidate do you agree with most? 10.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Republican Pete Stauber, Democrat Joe Radinovich and Independent Ray "Skip" Sandman are all competing for the open seat in Minnesota's 8th Congressional District after incumbent Rep. Rick Nolan announced he wouldn't be running for re-election. Not sure how to vote? Try out this quiz.
Bemidji Line 3 pipeline protest indicates renewed opposition after regulatory approval 30.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
About 50 environmentalists marched down 3rd Street in downtown Bemidji Wednesday afternoon, linking arms across the intersection at Beltrami Avenue to stop traffic.
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Air quality alert expands across Minnesota's western border 10.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Wildfire smoke from western Canada continues to be a problem as it pushes its way into Minnesota, state pollution control officials say.
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Wildfire smoke brings air quality alert for NW Minnesota 9.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Wednesday put much of northwestern and north-central Minnesota under an air quality alert through Thursday morning as a Canadian smoke plume makes its way southeast.
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Daily Digest: Line 3 hearings continue 19.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Some items in the news worth a read as you begin your Tuesday.
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Earth Warriors: an amalgamation of traditional tribal and folk artworks 5.6.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
An amalgamation of various traditional tribal and folk artworks, “Earth Warriors” portrays the organic connect between nature and humanity
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Canadian company exits Pebble Mine partnership in Alaska, leaving project in question 27.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Opponents of the mine are calling on the state's governor to stop the project. The copper and gold mine would be located on state lands near some of the richest salmon fisheries in the world.
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Can science settle the dispute over wild rice? Babbitt native says yes, by imitating nature 15.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Could an affordable alternative to expensive water treatment systems help mining companies, state regulators, environmentalists and tribes settle their differences?
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The Trump agenda has Native American tribes feeling under siege 15.5.2018 LA Times: Nation

Every time black dust blows through the windswept Moapa River Indian Reservation about an hour’s drive from Las Vegas, residents grow more unnerved.

This tribal community of just 225 has seen more than its share of sickness. Tribal council member Vickie Simmons watched her brother, a former coal...

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3 Guatemalan indigenous leaders killed in separate incidents 15.5.2018 Washington Post: World
Three Guatemalan indigenous leaders have been killed in separate incidents over the past week.
Tanzania’s Maasai evicted in favor of tourism, group says 11.5.2018 Washington Post: World
Tens of thousands of Tanzania’s ethnic Maasai people are homeless after the government burned their houses to keep the savannah open for tourism benefiting two foreign safari companies, a U.S.-based policy think tank charged Thursday.
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Dayton vetoes wild rice bill, calls it ‘extreme overreach’ 9.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Gov. Mark Dayton on Wednesday vetoed an attempt by a bipartisan group of lawmakers to nullify the state's longstanding but rarely enforced wild rice sulfate standard.
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Cal State Long Beach's 49ers have a complicated history, but it's one worth rooting for 9.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Let’s play word association, California edition. The topic is “49ers.” What comes to mind? The gold rush, of course. A football team in San Francisco, for sure. A grizzled prospector with a burro and a pickax, probably. “Oh My Darling, Clementine” for us old-timers.

How about “genocidal maniacs”?

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Boost to nuclear-power: Two Australian firms in talks to export uranium to India 2.5.2018 Front Page – The Indian Express
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Conservation groups challenge suspension of Obama ruling aimed at easing oil, gas pollution 21.4.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Conservation groups on Friday filed a motion in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit seeking to halt the suspension of the Bureau of Land Management’s Waste Prevention Rule.
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The Energy 202: Why the Trump administration wants to open ANWR to drilling so quickly 20.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
There could be a Democratic president in four years.
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