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Peters, Stabenow decry potential Canadian nuclear waste site on Lake Huron

Posted on 07 December 2019

The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) of Canada has narrowed it down to two options for a nuclear waste storage facility, one of which is on Lake Huron. U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow (D-Lansing) and Gary Peters (D-Bloomfield Twp.) are concerned about the environmental impacts.The facility will either be built in southern or northwestern Ontario after narrowing down possible loc ...

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Environmental group to sue MN DNR for not protecting Canada lynx

Posted on 07 December 2019

Minneapolis, MN - An environmental group says it plans to sue the Minnesota D-N-R for failing to protect Canada lynx from trappers. The Center for Biological Diversity filed notice they will sue the agency to try and force the state to follow the Endangered Species Act, claiming the state has not complied with a 2008 federal order protecting lynx against trapping. The group cites 16 i ...

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Enbridge work leaves debris in Michigan waterway

Posted on 07 December 2019

PETOSKEY, Mich. (AP) — A Canadian-based energy transportation company’s preparation of a proposed tunnel that would house a petroleum pipeline caused a borehole to collapse in Michigan, which left debris in the waterway. Enbridge Energy had been collecting rock and soil samples, which it finished Sept. 12 the Petosky News-Review reported. But the company did not report the inciden ...

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Canadian energy company leaves debris in Michigan, delays report

Posted on 07 December 2019

PETOSKEY, MICH. -- A Canadian-based energy transportation company's preparation of a proposed tunnel that would house a petroleum pipeline caused a borehole to collapse in Michigan, which left debris in the waterway. Enbridge Energy had been collecting rock and soil samples, which it finished Sept. 12 the Petosky News-Review reported. But the company did not report the incident to Michigan ...

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Too Many Parking Lots, Too Few Cars in the U.S.

Posted on 06 July 2019

A lot of American land have been converted to mere parking lots, that costs the nation huge sums of money, as reported by a study by Eric Scharnhorst from the Research Institute for Housing America pertaining to the parking statistics in New York, Jackson, Seattle, Des Moines and Wyoming. The results of the study is strongly backed by satellite images, city departments of transportation, th ...

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Unbelievable Amounts of Plastics Swimming in the Deep Ocean and Entering the Food Web

Posted on 06 July 2019

Scientists have discovered that the deeper parts of the ocean containdisturbing amounts ofmicroplastics, a lot more than what is seen onthe shores. These microplastics are tiny pieces of plastic floating in the wide ocean in huge amounts. According to the chief scientist at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, KyleVan Houtan, quoted on NPR, "We found that most of the plastic is below the surface." ...

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What happens to environment journalists is chilling: they get killed for their work

Posted on 24 June 2019

Many people tend to think of environmental journalism as the “soft” beat, reporting on the “natural world” of dolphins, polar bears, birds, pine cones, and news about climate breakdown. But away from the privileged surroundings of Europe and North America, in places where the rule of law fades away and the Earth’s resources are among the few sources of wealth and power, thin ...

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In Britain, Politicians Shy Away From a Crackdown on Fast Fashion

Posted on 24 June 2019

LONDON — On June 5, France published preliminary plans to outlaw the destruction of unsold consumer goods, including clothes and beauty products, by 2023. Weeks later, across the English Channel, the British government took a very different approach to tackling fashion’s role in the global climate crisis, when ministers rejected recommendations made by a cross-political party com ...

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Investigation Shows Forests Destroyed to Supply Biomass

Posted on 24 June 2019

WASHINGTON – A new investigation exposes how valuable forests and ecosystems in the U.S. Southeast face devastation from demand for “biomass” energy. The recent photographic evidence gathered by the Natural Resources Defense Council, Dogwood Alliance, and the Southern Environmental Law Center documents the ecological destruction of biomass sourced from ...

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To Stop Destruction of Liberia’s Rainforest, He Put His Life on the Line

Posted on 24 June 2019

Three years ago, Alfred Brownell fled his country under threat of violence. It was the culmination of decades of bearing witness to the mining, logging, and agribusiness interests that were destroying Liberia’s natural resources, which include a swath of tropical rainforest that is among the most biodiverse places on the planet. In 2009, Brownell founded Green Advocates, a public-int ...