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.
- Environmental and industry advocates say a proposed air emissions reporting permit issued last week for BHP Billiton Ltd.'s San Juan Coal Mine in northwestern New Mexico is the first – or among the first – ever proposed for a coal mine.
- The United States will help China implement stricter emission standards for vehicles in a bid to help the world's biggest carbon emitter tackle rampant air pollution, the White House announced on Thursday.
- The connection between banking and the environment may not seem obvious at first, but it runs deep. To learn more, Ensia recently spoke with Diana Glassman, head of Environmental Affairs for TD Bank, a retail bank with approximately 1,300 branches...
- Another “airpocalypse” has hit China. Angry at the worsening air quality, people have started to report polluters to authorities via online platforms. However, much more public participation is needed to perfect China’s environmental governance.
- For much of the world Nelson Mandela was the icon of the age of modern liberation that started with Mahatma Gandhi and reached its height with South Africa's first democratic elections in 1994, but what is less well known is that the struggle for...
- In the field of climate change, environmentalists insist that the scientific consensus should frame policy. They should follow that principle with GM crops, and abandon a campaign that impoverishes people and the rest of the planet.
- The Eagle Mountain Lake area, northwest of Fort Worth, Texas, has been rattled to its foundations by a recent swarm of earthquakes, 23 in the past month alone. The area has a high concentration of natural-gas drilling operations. We need to focus on...
- Wisconsin farms this year generated the largest volume of manure spills since 2007, including an accident by the University of Wisconsin-Madison's flagship research farm in Columbia County that produced a mile-long trail of animal waste.
- Strong winds and heavy rain battered Scotland and eastern England Thursday, disrupting rail and road traffic as northwestern Europe braced for heavy storms sweeping across the North Atlantic and North Sea.
- Ninety health, environmental and sportsmen’s groups asked the federal government to clamp down on the release of methane gas by the petrochemical industry, asserting that the United States cannot reach its goal for reducing heat-trapping emissions...
- The combination of oilsands mines, logging, pipelines and wellheads is changing the mix of plants and animals in some parts of the province’s northeast region, says a major report from the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute released Thursday.
- "The Interior Department is on the cusp of finalizing a rule that would give wind farms 30-year permits that authorize killing eagles." Read more
- "People from Texas to New York were bundling up on Thursday against winter weather that closed schools and businesses, blanketed roads and power lines with ice and threatened to disrupt travel across a wide swath of the United States."...
- "WASHINGTON -- Saying the government should lead by example, President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered the federal government to nearly triple its use of renewable sources for electricity by 2020." Read more
- (Reuters) - Over 225,000 homes and businesses in the Texas and other U.S. South Central states had no electricity Friday morning following severe ice storms starting Thursday night, according to local power companies.
- Registration is now open for Discovering Wetlands, Wisconsin Wetlands Association's 19th Annual Wetland Conference. The conference aims to define and develop the way the region understands and manages wetland and water resources. Conference dates...
- WARSAW (Reuters) - The death toll from hurricane-force Storm Xaver sweeping across northern Europe rose to six on Friday when high winds hurled a tree limb against a car, killing three people, local emergency services said.
- SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Hundreds of flights were delayed or cancelled on Friday in China's commercial hub of Shanghai as record levels of air pollution shrouded the city in smog, prompting authorities to issue the highest level of health warning.