"A northwestern Ontario First Nation has released a five-year-old report confirming the community suffers ongoing effects from mercury poisoning, but it says the government has never acted on the findings."
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- Source: CBC News, 07/30/2014
"Proposed answers from Environment Canada to questions about a 2013 oilsands leak triggered emails suggesting the ministry 'limit information' given to media."Source: Toronto Star, 07/30/2014
"California Governor Jerry Brown and Mexican environmental officials signed a pact on Monday aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, an agreement that could eventually expand the market for carbon credits."Source: Reuters, 07/30/2014
"The House passed legislation Tuesday that would modify the Endangered Species Act."Source: The Hill, 07/30/2014
"How the international caviar underground ended up in the Ozarks"Source: Medium, 07/30/2014
"NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Coal from Appalachia rumbles into this port city, 150 railroad cars at a time, bound for the belly of the massive cargo ship Prime Lily. The ship soon sets sail for South America, its 80,000 tons of coal destined for power plants and factories, an export of American energy — and pollution."
Do public officials need "minders" from the public affairs office when they talk to reporters? Journalists should push back by asserting the public's right to information about what government is doing.Source: NY Times, 07/29/2014
"The Government Accountability Office is calling on the federal Environmental Protection Agency to step up enforcement of water contamination and seismic activity associated with fracking, the high-pressure injection of fluids into wells to extract oil and natural gas."Source: McClatchy, 07/29/2014
"An intrepid bird called the red knot migrates from the southern tip of South America to the Arctic and back every year. But changes in climate along its route are putting this ultramarathoner at risk."Source: NPR, 07/29/2014
"A Libya oil depot fire spread uncontrolled Monday, after the oil depot was caught in the middle of militias battling for control of an airfield. The Libya oil depot fire had spread to a second depot by Monday afternoon, according to the government."
"Two major feeding grounds for Pacific blue whales are bisected by busy shipping lanes near major seaports in San Francisco and Santa Barbara, Calif., a new study reports."Source: NY Times, 07/29/2014
"WAYNESBORO, Ga. — The U.S. nuclear industry has started building its first new plants in decades using prefabricated Lego-like blocks meant to save time and money and revive the once promising energy source."
"Flooding is increasing in frequency along much of the U.S. coast, and the rate of increase is accelerating along the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic coasts, a team of federal government scientists found in a study released Monday."Source: Reuters, 07/29/2014
"ST. LOUIS, Mich. – Jim Hall was mowing the town’s baseball diamond when he felt a little bump underneath him. “And there it was, a dead robin,” he said."Source: EHN, 07/29/2014
"The nation gets its chance this week to blast or praise the Environmental Protection Agency’s sweeping plan to cut climate-warming emissions by 2030."Source: Bloomberg, 07/29/2014