People & Population

"Keystone XL Pipeline Raises Tribal Concerns"

"CUSHING, Okla. -- In energy circles, the town of Cushing is well known as the hub used by New York oil traders to set the benchmark price for all U.S. crude oil. Row after row of giant oil storage tanks are lined up around a moribund downtown and a shopping strip. At the edge of town stands a sign made of white pipes declaring: 'Pipeline Crossroads of the World.'"

Source: Wash Post, 09/18/2012

"Russell E. Train, Former EPA Head, Dies at 92"

"Russell E. Train, a former tax court judge whose awakening on safari sparked a new career in environmental activism, as head of the nascent Environmental Protection Agency and as the first president of the World Wildlife Fund's American chapter, died Sept. 17 at his farm in Bozman, Md. He was 92."

Source: Wash Post, 09/18/2012

Ohio: "ODOT's Costly Clean-Up in Newark To Displace Families"

"NEWARK, Ohio -- Becky and Andrew Snedeker spent their first year of marriage living with her parents while searching for their dream home. They found it on James Street in Newark, but now the Ohio Department of Transportation wants to buy and raze it to clean up a known carcinogen in groundwater feet below their property."

Source: Newark Advocate, 09/14/2012
September 6, 2012 to September 15, 2012

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress

The IUCN World Conservation Congress is the world’s largest and most important conservation event. Held every four years, it aims to improve how we manage our natural environment for human, social and economic development.

"ANALYSIS: Support for Nuke-Free Japan Defies Government Calculations"

"Policymakers determined to maintain nuclear energy believed most people would still want it as part of the nation’s power generation despite the accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant. Their calculations were way off."

Source: Asahi Shimbun, 08/24/2012

"Year After Irene, New Yorkers Ponder Sea Barriers"

"NEW YORK -- Two years before Hurricane Irene created the prospect of a flooding nightmare in New York City, 100 scientists and engineers met to sketch out a bold defense: massive, moveable barriers to shield the city from a storm-stirred sea."

Source: AP, 08/24/2012
September 14, 2012 to September 15, 2012

State of the Gulf Fisheries Symposium

The mission of the symposium is to inform and share knowledge among stakeholders so that everyone can move forward with a unified mission of a sustainable and healthy fishery in the Gulf of Mexico.

"The Fallout of Locating Minority Public Schools in Polluted Areas"

"Walking into Riverview High School to hear a presentation by University of Michigan professor Paul Mohai and two of his colleagues last week, News Hits caught a whiff of the nauseating petrochemical stench spewing from the nearby Marathon oil refinery along I-75."

Source: Detroit Metro Times, 08/22/2012


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