"African-American residents of Mossville, a community just west of Lake Charles, have won a hearing before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on charges that the U.S. government has violated their rights to privacy and racial equality in not forcing local chemical plants to stop polluting."
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"The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says 431 manatee carcasses have been documented in state waters so far this year. The agency on Tuesday said this preliminary data shows manatee deaths has exceeded the highest number on record for an entire calendar year."
An invasion of Asian carp is threatening to overwhelm native Tennessee fish species depended on by the state's $1.3 billion sports and commercial fishing industries.
"A political battle is heating up between Florida and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over how best to clean up the state's polluted waters."
Florida GOP Governor Charlie Crist's $1.75 billion plan to save the Everglades by buying out a major landowner, United States Sugar, is turning out two years later to be a plan to save U.S. Sugar. The Everglades? -- not so much.
"A White House working group of Cabinet-level officials on Thursday outlined a road map for speeding the design and construction of coastal restoration projects in Louisiana and Mississippi, and pledged to give coastal restoration the same priority as navigation and flood protection in future federal decision-making."
"S.C. legislators are being asked to loosen state rules so a New Jersey company can build a $450 million garbage incinerator in jobs-hungry Chester County."
"Rising sea levels already threaten South Florida's coastal floodgates, likely prompting the need for costly retrofits to protect some of the state's most populated areas, water managers warned Wednesday."