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Environment

U.S. Taxpayers Help Fund Oil-Train Boom Amid Safety Concerns
Environment  (tags: Climate, U.S., Big Oil, Environment, Transportation )

Judy
- 10 days ago - reuters.com
"Look at the towns. All they're getting are more trains in their backyard and all the risk with no financial benefits"
New York State Bans Fracking
Environment  (tags: fracking, New York, fracking banned, Marcellus Shale, Propublica )

Judy
- 7 days ago - propublica.org
The ban makes New York, which holds large natural gas reserves in the Marcellus Shale, the largest and most significant region to bow out of the nation's energy boom because of concerns that its benefits may be outweighed by the risk.
Where Is All the 'Missing' Plastic? At the Bottom of the Ocean, Study Finds
Environment  (tags: Oceans, Water, Pollution, Environment, Plastics )

Judy
- 8 days ago - commondreams.org
'The deep sea floor could be the ultimate resting ground for the products of our disposable society,' researcher says
Chevron Halts Arctic Drilling Plans 'Indefinitely'
Environment  (tags: Climate, Canada, Fossil Fuels, Arctic, Center for Biological Diversity, Greenpeace )

Judy
- 7 days ago - commondreams.org
Decision 'further proof that technical challenges of drilling in icy waters, where a spill is all but inevitable.'--Farrah Khan, Greenpeace Canada
How One Indigenous Woman Took On a Multinational Mining Corporation... And Won
Environment  (tags: World, Climate, Peru )

Judy
- 6 days ago - commondreams.org
Indigenous Peruvian farmworker Maxima Acuña de Chaupe withstood violent eviction attempts, beatings, and a legal battle to protect her land from being turned into an open-pit gold mine
EPA Will Not Declare Coal Ash A Hazardous Waste
Environment  (tags: environment, EPA, coal ash )

Judy
- 6 days ago - thinkprogress.org
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday issued its first-ever regulations on coal ash, a toxic byproduct of burning coal for power. But to environmentalists' chagrin, the agency declined to designate the substance as a hazardous waste.
Fracking Linked to Miscarriages, Birth Defects and Infertility
Environment  (tags: environment, healthconditions, fracking, frack is whack, research, habitat, habitatdestruction, ecosystems, destruction, politics, science )

Cal
- 16 days ago - alternet.org
Children and developing fetuses are especially vulnerable to environmental problems caused by fracking.
TAKE ACTION NOW! MEXICO: Save River From Hydroelectric Damming
Environment  (tags: environment, destruction, ecosystems, water, wildlife, world, healthconditions, habitatdestruction, habitat )

Cal
- 15 days ago - forcechange.com
The San Pedro Mezquital River is the last undammed river in the Sierra Madre mountain range, but that is set to change soon with the recent approval of a new hydroelectric dam
TAKE ACTION NOW! Stop An Oil-Fueled Tragedy in the Arctic Ocean
Environment  (tags: animalwelfare, oil drilling in the Arctic, forests, ecosystems, energy, conservation, destruction, wildlife, environment, pollution, healthconditions, politics, oceans, protection )

Cal
- 15 days ago - change.org
The federal government continues to move toward offshore oil drilling in this wild and wonderful environment, and one thing we know is that where drilling occurs, spills follow.
Deforestation Puts Cultural Survival of Forest-Dependent Peoples at Risk -
Environment  (tags: deforestation, indigneous rights, ecosystems, destruction, energy, world, healthconditions, politics )

Cal
- 15 days ago - news.mongabay.com
Forest-dependent peoples face grave threats from deforestation and other depredations, warns a new report -
 
 
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