Northwest (OR WA)

Facing Rising Waters, Native Tribe Takes Plea To Paris Climate Talks

"International leaders gathering in Paris to address global warming face increasing pressure to tackle the issue of 'climate refugees.' Some island nations are already looking to move their people to higher ground, even purchasing land elsewhere in preparation. In the U.S. Northwest, sea level rise is forcing a Native American tribe to consider abandoning lands it has inhabited for thousands of years."

Source: NPR, 12/02/2015
March 30, 2016 to April 3, 2016

Environmental History Conference

Environmental History and Its Publics - Annual Conference of the American Society for Environmental History

"Washington State Sues U.S. Over Toxic Vapors at Nuclear Waste Site"

"The U.S. government has failed to adequately safeguard crews involved in the decades-long cleanup of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state, leaving workers sickened by exposure to toxic vapors, the state said in a lawsuit filed on Wednesday."

Source: Reuters, 09/03/2015

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