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.
- Although they rarely come into contact with humans, eight gray wolves on an island in Lake Superior are causing a big headache for the National Park Service.
- 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.
- The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently warned that extreme weather will continue to become more frequent and now a new report by is calling for cohesive action.
- Two "abrupt" impacts the report said can be definitively linked to climate change are a rapid decline in sea ice over the past decade, and increased extinction pressure on plant and animal species.
- Pakistan has drawn global attention for planting a record-breaking number of mangrove trees to conserve its coastal environment, but experts are raising doubts about the country’s ability to keep the saplings alive. Mangroves help prevent coastal...
- An expert panel at the National Academy of Sciences is calling for an early warning system to alert us to abrupt and potentially catastrophic events triggered by climate change.
- Abrupt climate change is not only imminent, it's already here. The rapid dwindling of summer Arctic sea ice has outpaced all scientific projections, which will have impacts on everything from atmospheric circulation to global shipping. And plants,...
- The mower blades can detach during use or start without being activated by the operator. Also the vehicle can move forward unexpectedly and the fuel lines can leak.
- A week after opponents of coal-fired electricity flooded the chambers of the Idaho Public Utilities Commission, regulators have denied a bid by Idaho Power to charge its customers $130 million to help implement mandated pollution controls for two of...
- White House Council on Environmental Quality Chairwoman Nancy Sutley will step down in February, marking the almost complete turnover of President Obama's top environment and energy officials.
- There’s no question that burning fossil fuels is leading to a warmer climate and that addressing this problem is important. But doing so is a question of timing and priority. For many parts of the world, fossil fuels are still vital and will be for...
- On a frozen field braving police, Romanian villagers hold vigil in a makeshift camp set up to block U.S. energy giant Chevron from exploring for shale gas.
- Canada must be better prepared to respond to major oil spills if more crude starts to flow in pipelines to the country's Pacific Coast, a government panel said on Tuesday, as fears of a major marine disaster grow.
- Hard-to-predict sudden changes to Earth's environment are more worrisome than climate change's bigger but more gradual impacts, a panel of scientists advising the federal government concluded Tuesday.