People & Population

"Feds Deciding If Coal-Export Project Violates Tribal Rights"

"For centuries, Lummi tribal fishermen have harvested, dug up clams and fished for salmon in the tidelands and waters of northwest Washington state. Now, the tribe says a proposed $700 million project to build the nation’s largest coal-export terminal threatens that way of life. The tribe last year asked federal regulators to deny permits for project, saying it would interfere with the tribe’s treaty-reserved fishing rights."

Source: AP, 04/26/2016
September 14, 2016 to September 16, 2016

8th International Conference on Children's Health and the Environment

This event in Barcelona, Spain will examine issues and solutions for multiple facets of children's health related to the environment.

Federal Judge Says Court Should Not Dismiss Youths’ Climate Change Suit

"A federal magistrate judge in Eugene said Friday that a potential landmark lawsuit filed against the U.S. government by a group of environmentally minded youth plaintiffs and a leading climate scientist should be allowed to proceed in court."

Source: Eugene Register-Guard, 04/12/2016

La. Tribe May Move Entire Community North In First-Of-Its-Kind Test Case

"ISLE DE JEAN CHARLES, La. -- Looking out from the house he built in 1959 with lumber brought by boat to this island at the south end of Terrebonne Parish, Wenceslaus Billiot remembers when the view from his back porch was thick forest and solid marsh. Now there is just open water."

Source: New Orleans Advocate, 04/12/2016

Court Deals Setback to Port of L.A. Rail Yard Near Poor Neighborhoods

"A California judge ruled Wednesday that the Port of Los Angeles and a national railroad company failed to adequately assess the environmental impacts of a $500-million freight yard they want to build next to low-income, mostly minority neighborhoods."

Source: LA Times, 04/01/2016

"‘Disastrous’ Coho Returns Threaten Western Washington Tribes"

"Blame it on the mass of water known as "the Blob”—four-plus degrees Fahrenheit, warmer-than-normal, nutrient-poor ocean waters hugging the Pacific coast—or on El Niño, habitat destruction or toxic runoff. Whatever the cause of dwindling coho salmon runs, the effect on western Washington tribal fishing nations can be summed up in one word: disastrous."

Source: Indian Country Today, 03/29/2016


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