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 motivation for creating a fertilizer robot is simple: Many farmers overuse fertilizer, and that's costly and bad for the environment. But farmers don't have many tools to help them cut back.
- When Gary Gless bought his sleek, modernist house in Los Angeles in 2002, he thought there would be a golf course across the street. Instead there are drilling wells and oil pads.
- Ontario’s Grand River is so chock full of artificial sweeteners that scientists say the chemicals can be used to track the movement of treated waste in the region’s municipal water supplies.
- A health physicist commissioned to survey San Francisco’s Treasure Island for radiation has revealed for the first time his belief that people never should have been allowed to live there.
- The global death toll from cancer rose to 8.2 million in 2012 with sharp rises in breast cancer as the disease tightened its grip in developing nations struggling to treat an illness driven by Western lifestyles.
- "Commentaries by two of China's most influential news outlets suggesting that the country's air pollution crisis was not without a silver lining drew a withering reaction on Tuesday from internet users and other media." Read more
- "WASHINGTON -- Regional and national environmental and health organizations, joined by sporting and faith-based allies, are asking Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to reduce emissions of methane from the oil...
- "NEW YORK -- Ben Wootton was just getting ready to bring his company out of bankruptcy last month when word from Washington stopped him in his tracks." Read more
- "WASHINGTON -– The bipartisan budget deal unveiled Tuesday night includes a provision that would open up new parts of the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas drilling." Read more
- "Two former BP Plc supervisors won the dismissal on Tuesday of some of the manslaughter charges facing them over the Gulf of Mexico drilling rig explosion that killed 11 people in 2010." Read more
- The Obama White House announced that newly appointed Keystone XL opponent John Podesta would recuse himself from any decisions about the controversial pipeline. But documents have shown that ERM, the company that produced a favorable report on the...
- "Hundreds of thousands of children still at risk from dangerous levels of air pollution as poisonous smog fills cities, study says" Read more
- EPA announced on December 11, 2013, that it was adding nine new contaminated sites to the National Priorities List (NPL) for the Superfund hazardous waste cleanup program. Another eight sites are also being proposed for addition to the NPL. Read...
- "If drug companies follow guidance issued Wednesday by the Food and Drug Administration, within three years it will be illegal to use medically important antibiotics to make farm animals grow faster or use feed more efficiently." Read more
- December 12, 2013Energy Department Announces $150 Million in Tax Credits to Invest in U.S. Clean Energy Manufacturing Domestic Manufacturing Projects to Support Renewable Energy Generation as well as Boost Building and Vehicle Efficiency
- (Reuters) - Federal and state wildlife managers of grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park area recommended on Wednesday that U.S. Endangered Species Act protections be lifted for the animals, a decision that would open the way for them to be...
- These soft and colorful, water-absorbing polymer toys can be mistaken by a child for candy. When swallowed, they can expand inside a child’s body and block the intestine and can be life threatening.