River of News
The River of News is an aggregation of news feeds about environment-related topics from a wide variety of sources. While SEJ selects the individual feeds, SEJ does not select the stories that the feeds provide. SEJ neither endorses nor bears responsibility for their content. They are provided as a service to SEJ members who many want to glean story ideas from them. SEJ urges all users to check the accuracy of assertions made in these feeds.
The feeds in the River of News span many content types — from professional news services and newspaper blogs to government agency press releases and public relations or activist group releases. Some are grouped topically. You can see a list of feed categories in the dark grey box to the right.
- The B.C. southern coast, and part of the northern coast near Kitimat, will face a "very high" risk of crude oil spills if two proposed oil pipeline proposals are approved, according to a study commissioned by the federal government.
- Cebu City needs to make new investments in “climate-smart” infrastructure and technology for its long-term development, as the new study conducted by the World Wide Fund (WWF) for Nature indicates the city faces worsening weather disturbances.
- The last of President Obama's top-level climate advisers is exiting the administration, leaving the gritty work of implementing -- and defending -- his plan to cut carbon emissions to elevated holdouts.
- No sooner had the Lafayette City Council sat down together for the first time this week than it found itself embroiled in a widening battle with the oil and gas industry over voter-approved bans on energy extraction.
- While renewable fuels have so far failed to reach production levels envisioned by supporters, they’re an undisputed hit with one group: Washington lobbyists.
- Texas wind power producers earned far more money from a federal tax credit than taxpayers in the state paid to fund the renewable energy policy, according to a study by the Institute for Energy Research released this week.
- Consumers in the U.K. face paying millions of pounds too much for solar farms after ministers handed the industry subsidies 10 percent higher than it had asked for.
- Eighteen prominent international climate scientists and economists have authored a paper that seeks to answer the most vexing environmental question facing the planet: How to reverse soaring carbon dioxide emissions and prevent the world from...
- The Green Climate Fund, designed as the United Nations' most important funding body in the battle on climate change in developing nations, launched its headquarters on Wednesday in South Korea, but uncertainty over finances clouded the event.
- Texas is in the midst of a heated debate over electricity market reform that's proving just as contentious as when sweeping changes to the system were instituted here more than a decade ago.
- In the U.K., reduced subsidies for onshore windfarms and solar power announced on Wednesday are "good news," according to a leading renewable energy trade body, because it shows the costs of the technologies are coming down. But others fear...
- The departure of White House Council on Environmental Quality Chairwoman Nancy Sutley, announced yesterday, risks leaving U.S. EPA and the State Department without a referee in their long-running tug of war over the contentious environmental review...
- Canadian Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver said the prospect of the U.S. becoming the world’s biggest crude producer will transform it from a customer into a “competitor,” underscoring the need to build Canadian pipelines to reach Asian markets.
- Just before Thanksgiving, many conservatives seized on a new study that, at first glance, appeared to show that a sizable percentage of members of the American Meteorological Society disagree with mainstream climate science. Yet a closer look at the...
- An alliance of corporations and conservative activists is mobilising to penalise U.S. homeowners who install their own solar panels – casting them as "freeriders" – in a sweeping new offensive against renewable energy, the Guardian has learned.
- The oil boom in the United States is creating another boom - for the railroad industry. Shipments of crude oil by rail are up almost 50 percent over last year - and this upward trend is expected to continue. Some are concerned about the what-ifs,...
- A key Canadian environmental agency working to clean up the oilsands is within weeks of folding, but board members say they’re still hopeful Environment Minister Diana McQueen will find a way to renew its industry funding.
- In the grasslands and seasonal wetlands that stretch across the middle of the continent through the Dakotas and into Canada, pheasant habitat is lost at an alarming rate due to the U.S. ethanol mandate and farmers' forgoing enrollment in...