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Tell Western Governors to BAN Oil Trains *** Please Sign ***
Environment  (tags: conservation, destruction, ecosystems, endangered, energy, environment, forests, government, habitatdestruction, healthconditions, nature, humans, politics, pollution, protection, Sustainabililty, trees, water, wildlife )

- 1 day ago -
In the wake of a devastating oil train derailment and explosion in Mosier, Oregon, Washington state firefighters have joined the call to stop oil train traffic. Now, weâEUR(TM)re calling on Western state governors to stand with them...
Demand Accountability for Repeat Oil Spills Harming Indigenous People PETITION
Environment  (tags: oil spills, indigenous populations, accountability, environment, destruction, ecosystems, pollution, politics, protection, world, habitat, habitatdestruction )

- 6 hours ago -
Hold PetroPeru accountable for the repeated damage to the environment and indigenous tribes caused by neglected oil leaks.
Protect the California Plastic Bag Ban for the Sake of Ocean Wildlife
Environment  (tags: California coast, oceans, plastic, ecosystems, habitatdestruction, wildlife, death )

- 1 day ago -
2014 the California State Legislature passed a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags. That ban is prevented from taking effect until California voters weigh in on a ballot referendum this November 8th, 2016. Delay = 17 million plastic bags a day.
Sign the Petition: CNN Should Stop Being a Billboard for Big Oil and Report on Climate Change
Environment  (tags: petition, CNN, climate change, big oil )

- 12 hours ago -
Petition: Research has shown that CNN spent more time on fossil fuel advertising than they did reporting on climate change -- by 5-to-1. And this disparity in air time happened right after we found that 2015 was the hottest year on record!
Tell the Feds: Don't Let Big Oil Harm Cook Inlet's Beluga Whales
Environment  (tags: animalwelfare, whales, suffering, protection, environment, ecosystems, climate-change, oceans, water )

- 17 hours ago -
Tell the Feds: Don't let big oil harm Cook inlet's beluga whales.
Unprecedented: Scientist Declares Global Climate Emergency After Jet Stream Crosses Equator
Environment  (tags: climate-change, environment, weather )

- 1 day ago -
Climate scientists this week expressed alarm after unprecedented data showed the Northern Hemisphere Jet Stream crossing the Equator.
6 Reasons Bananas Are On The Brink Of Extinction
Environment  (tags: ecosystems, environment, habitat, nature, humans, research, science, endangered, consumers, farming, economy, disease, food, protection, safety, risks )

- 20 hours ago -
These, friends, are Cavendish bananas. You just know them as "bananas":They're America's most popular fruit. We put them in our lunches, we split them in our ice cream, and we put condoms on them in awkward junior high health classes. And, thanks to a fun
Who Pays for Mine Cleanup After Big Coal Goes Bankrupt?
Environment  (tags: big coal, cleanups, pollution, politics, government, environment, destruction, ecosystems )

- 1 day ago -
Peabody EnergyâEUR(TM)s recent filing could change how the country funds mining messes.
12 Ways to Get Rid of Weeds Without Using Roundup
Environment  (tags: Roundup )

- 17 hours ago -
WeâEUR(TM)re just starting to understand the serious long-term health and environmental effects of Roundup and other popular herbicides.
German Government Agrees to Ban Fracking After Years of Dispute
Environment  (tags: germany, fracking, banning fracking, german politicians, destruction, ecosystems, environment, GoodNews )

- 1 day ago -
German politicians have approved a law that bans fracking, ending years of dispute over the controversial technology to release oil and gas locked deep underground.
Northern Gateway Pipeline Approval Overturned
Environment  (tags: canada, Federal Court of Appeals, first nations, pipeline project, environment, humans, nature, world )

- 22 hours ago -
Federal Court of Appeal finds Canada failed to consult with First Nations on pipeline project
Scientists Observe First Signs of Healing in the Antarctic Ozone Layer
Environment  (tags: environment, science, ecosystems )

- 14 hours ago -
September ozone hole has shrunk by 4 million square kilometers since 2000.
Canada: Hold Barrick Gold Accountable for Spilling Cyanide Into Argentinian Rivers PETITION
Environment  (tags: environment, habitat, protection, pollution )

- 1 hour ago -
Barrick Gold, a Canadian corporation and largest producer of gold in the world, has recently spilled over one million litres of cyanide into five rivers in Argentina. The spill was the result of a faulty valve and an open sluice gate.
Trudeau: Keep Your Election Promise and Protect Our Water PETITION
Environment  (tags: environment, habitat, protection, water )

- 1 hour ago -
In the election campaign Trudeau and the Liberals promised that they would protect more waters, including 5% of coastlines from commercial activities by 2017. Thus far, they have only protected a measly 0.11% and have nothing in the works to
Stanford Scientists Find 'Water Windfall' Beneath California's Central Valley
Environment  (tags: California )

- 17 hours ago -
Accessing this water in an economically feasible way and safeguarding it from possible contamination from oil and gas activities, however, will be challenging.
Dead Zone In Gulf Of Mexico As Large As Connecticut? - See More at: Http://Www.Techtimes.Com/Artic les/164366/20160611/Dead-Zone-
Environment  (tags: Dead Zone GoM )

- 17 hours ago -
The hypoxic zones are created because of the runoff of agricultural waste into waterways. Phosphorus and nitrogen from fertilizers and waste from livestock can rob regions of water bodies of their oxygen.
The End Of Mining In The Philippines?
Environment  (tags: mining, foreign mining operations, Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte, Minister of Environment & Natural Resour, Regina Lopez )

- 14 hours ago -
It is incredible that the ongoing events of the past week in the Philippines mining sector aren't getting much press.
Fix Pakistan's Energy and Water Crisis So Locals Can Stop Stealing Glaciers PETITION
Environment  (tags: environment, habitat, protection )

- 1 hour ago -
Pakistan is in the middle of an energy crisis that's only going to get worse with the country's looming water crisis because the Pakistani government refuses to act.
Oceans of Trouble: Are the World's Fisheries Doomed? (1996)
Environment  (tags: Oceans of Trouble )

- 17 hours ago -
For eight days, from March 24 to 31, 1996, The Times-Picayune told the story of the struggle of the world's fishers against multiple threats of pollution, overfishing and habitat loss.
Rio Olympic Waters Equivalent to Raw Sewage: 5 Fast Facts
Environment  (tags: brazil, ecosystems, destruction, environment, pollution, healthconditions, humans, nature, oceans, politics, science, world )

- 17 hours ago -
An Associated Press investigation has found that the Olympic waters at Rio de Janeiro are equivalent to raw sewage, with human feces levels being chronically high.
LouisianaâEUR(TM)s Vanishing Island: AmericaâEUR(TM)s First Climate Refugees
Environment  (tags: Louisiana )

- 17 hours ago -
Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana, has been inhabited by tribal communities since the Trail of Tears era. The island, which used to be the size of Manhattan, has lost 98 percent of its land over the last 60 years, MSNBC reported.
Ozone Layer on the Mend, Thanks to Chemical Ban
Environment  (tags: ozone holes )

- 11 hours ago -
Since it was discovered in 1985, the Antarctic ozone hole has been a potent symbol of humankindâEUR(TM)s ability to cause unintended environmental harm. But now comes a glimmer of good news: The void in the ozone layer is shrinking.
Stop Wildfires and Give Forests Water PETITION
Environment  (tags: environment, forests, habitat, protection, radia-active, water )

- 2 hours ago -
Reduce wildfires by increasing the amount of water allocated to the environment.
Household Fuels a Major Contributor to Beijing's Infamous Air Pollution
Environment  (tags: China )

- 18 hours ago -
"You cannot have a clean outdoor environment if a large percentage of the population is burning dirty fuels in households several times a day," said Kirk Smith
Exclusive: Studies Find 'Super Bacteria' in Rio's Olympic Venues, Top Beaches
Environment  (tags: destruction, barzil, ecosystems, environment, oceans, habitat, humans, nature, pollution, politics, science, world )

- 17 hours ago -
Scientists have found dangerous drug-resistant super bacteria off beaches in Rio de Janeiro that will host Olympic swimming events and in a lagoon where rowing and canoe athletes will compete when the Games start on Aug. 5.
Let the Arctic Ocean Off the Hook
Environment  (tags: Arctic )

- 1 day ago -
Ice is retreating at the top of the world. Here are seven arguments why that shouldnâEUR(TM)t pave the way for fishing in the Arctic Ocean
The Early Ice Melt in Greenland in One Amazing GIF
Environment  (tags: climate-change, ecosystems, habitat )

- 47 minutes ago -
This year the melting began early and has accelerated faster than average years.

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