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.
- Long before disaster struck, the 5,900 residents of Lac-Mégantic had grown accustomed to the sight of large oil tankers rolling through their small, tightly knit community in the Eastern Townships of Quebec.
- Environmentalists frustrated with Gov. Jerry Brown’s permissiveness of hydraulic fracturing have followed him to events throughout California, heckling him for his approval of legislation establishing a permitting system for the controversial form...
- Michigan environmental officials are drafting a settlement with Canadian pipeline operator Enbridge, Inc. over a series of violations of the state's water laws that occurred earlier this year.
- Last month, Kyocera officials unveiled a new utility-scale solar power plant in southern Japan -- the largest ever constructed there. Government incentives and low prices for photovoltaics are accelerating demand for solar in China and the U.S., too...
- Chunks of seashore are vanishing from South Carolina's Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge as rising ocean levels and storms chew up the remote, unspoiled beaches some animals depend on for survival.
- A Dec. 1 deadline to reopen 27 flood-battered Colorado highways was tame compared with the years of complex challenges facing road crews charged with making permanent fixes to damage caused by September's historic floods.
- A Swiss-American team of scientists has looked far into the future and calculated that the present lukewarm plans to limit climate change may involve too little action, applied too late.
- Australia's newly elected leaders, claiming a mandate to dump the old government's climate policies, would actually protect programs the defeated Labor party was using to prepare for emissions trading.
- Kor Ecologic Inc. founder Jim Kor has been described as a shaggy introvert and hermit. Yet this engineer is out to change the world with the Urbee, a unique hybrid vehicle that dares to be plastic, can zip across the country on 10 gallons of fuel...
- Some jobs will change; others may disappear. Still, experts at a climate change and labour conference say environmental protection needn’t come at the expense of the economy.
- Communities across Canada and the United States are helping to build one of the biggest, and most inclusive, climate change movements yet.
- Coal has regained a little ground this year as the fuel of choice for U.S. power plants—except in Appalachia, where natural gas for electricity generation has become extremely cheap.
- Far below the surface, the waters of south-east Asia are heating up. A region of the Pacific is now warming at least 15 times faster than at any time in the last 10,000 years. If this finding is true for the blue planet as a whole, then the...
- It’s just one aspect of the future for just one city among hundreds: researchers have calculated that, for every extra notch on the temperature scale, Salt Lake City, Utah, will face a serious drop in the annual flow of fresh stream and river water...