User: irge304 Topic: Environmental Justice Issues
Category: Indigenous People
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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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Dealing with the residue 20.4.2018 Opinion – The Indian Express
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Daily Digest: House GOP fights nitrate rules 17.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Some political stories in the news as you begin your Tuesday.
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Politics of wild rice heats up at the Minnesota Capitol 17.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Legislation that would get rid of Minnesota's longstanding yet rarely enforced wild rice standard is ready for floor votes in the House and Senate.
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Mine company says EPA is worsening Colorado water pollution 12.4.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
A mining company accused the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday of failing to operate a treatment plant at full capacity, allowing a huge volume of polluted mine wastewater to reach a southwestern Colorado river.
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The Energy 202: Scott Pruitt's climate message is now official EPA guidance 29.3.2018 Washington Post: Politics
EPA staffers were instructed to underscore the uncertainties about how human activity contributes to climate change.
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Author Steven Pinker on how science, reason and progress will allow humanity to triumph despite itself 21.3.2018 LA Times: Commentary
Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker's new book endorses the long, uplifting view of humanity's progress - though humans themselves may need persuading.
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Bitter Harvest: Three artists reflect on the Maharashta farmers’ march 18.3.2018 Eye – The Indian Express
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Why forest rights matter 17.3.2018 Opinion – The Indian Express
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Clean up your old oil pipeline, Minnesotans tell Enbridge 12.3.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
If Enbridge Energy gets approval to build its contentious Line 3 oil pipeline replacement, it wants to leave the old pipe in the ground. Locals want it removed.
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The Trump Administration’s New Environmental Justice Adviser Has a Plutonium Problem 10.3.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by The New Republic and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  One year ago, the man who founded the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Justice resigned. In a lengthy letter, Mustafa Ali asked newly sworn-in EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to protect the communities most vulnerable to pollution: minorities, low-income populations, […]
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Outback noir 'Goldstone' boasts shining star in Aaron Pedersen 9.3.2018 LA Times: Commentary

“Goldstone,” a tangy chew of socially conscious Outback Noir, boasts the kind of fulsome, mood-loaded desert images that make Australia’s famed interior seem both appealing and appalling. It’s a slow roast technique that enriches writer-director-cinematographer Ivan Sen’s corruption thriller, even...

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