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Flint Residents Sue EPA, Alleging Negligence In Drinking Water Crisis

More than 1,700 residents of Flint, Michigan, have filed a class action lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency, accusing officials of “negligent” mismanagement of the city’s drinking water crisis… The suit, accusing the EPA of a critical failure to supervise local officials who allowed extraordinarily high levels of toxic lead to leach into the city’s drinking water, […]

Dakota Pipeline Will Never Be Completed, Veterans Vow

U.S. military veterans have thrown down the gauntlet to the Trump administration, vowing that the Dakota Access Pipeline will “not be completed— not on our watch,”… Veterans Stand, a group of vets who have vowed to protect the pipeline protesters of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation and supporters, ominously threatened the possibility of more “boots […]

Our Changing Attitudes To Chimpanzees

The BBC’s revelations about the illegal trade in baby chimpanzees triggered an outpouring of emotion on social media about the cruelty suffered by these adorable animals… And this raises questions about how our attitudes to our closest relations in the natural world have changed… Some people who contacted me volunteered to adopt Nemley Jr, the […]

Melissa McCarthy Tries To Save Planet In Painfully Funny Super Bowl Ad

At least somebody is acknowledging climate change ― and on one of TV’s biggest stages, no less… Melissa McCarthy of “Ghostbusters” attempts to save the whales, the rhinos, the trees and the ice caps (and takes her lumps for it) in her Super Bowl ad for Kia.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/melissa-mccarthy-kia-super-bowl-ad_us_5891f8dce4b0c90eff01358c?5v93o71d591d4e7b9

Humane Society President Points To ‘Major Change’ In Businesses Nationwide

Humane Society president Wayne Pacelle believes there’s an unprecedented change taking place in our society in terms of animal rights. It’s an awakening, he says, and there’s not just one reason why it’s happening. There are several… As Pacelle tells Oprah during an interview for “SuperSoul Sunday,” there are many players participating in the movement […]

Withdrawing From The Paris Climate Agreement Is A Terrible Business Move

By the time you read this post and if the rumor mill is correct, President Donald Trump may have taken steps to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement. If he has, or if he does, he will pull America out of the biggest business and jobs opportunity in U.S. and world history… […]

Republicans Prepare To Overturn Rule Protecting Waterways From Mining

House Republicans voted to overturn a regulation meant to protect U.S. waterways from coal mining operations on Wednesday. The measure will now move to the Senate, where GOP leaders are expected to quickly follow suit… Earlier this week, lawmakers in both houses announced bills to block the stream protection rule, an update to regulations that […]

Florida Congressman Drafts Bill To ‘Completely Abolish’ The EPA

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) has drafted a bill to “completely abolish” the Environmental Protection Agency, according to an email obtained by The Huffington Post… The freshman congressman sent the email on Tuesday morning to lawmakers who might co-sponsor the legislation, which would shutter the EPA by the end of next year… “Our small businesses cannot […]

The Woman Working On The Front Line Of The War On Poaching

Asuka Takita was born and raised in Japan, but she has made her home on the Maasai Mara, where she leads patrols to stop ivory poachers…When Asuka Takita was a young girl in Japan, her father gave her a carved ivory pipe engraved with a flower, which was passed down from her grandfather… Back then, […]

A Tiny Forest On The Tip Of The World

Every year, travellers head to Patagonia to marvel at the vast glaciers, huge open skies and soaring mountains. But at Omora Ethnobotanical Park on Tierra del Fuego, visitors are encouraged to think small… Tierra del Fuego, a remote, windswept archipelago at the bottom of South America, might offer little in terms of animals and trees, […]

Just 2 Of Trump’s 19 CEO Advisers Publicly Condemn Order Targeting Muslims

There are nearly 20 chief executives and prominent business leaders signed up to advise President Donald Trump. But only Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick have so far had the gumption to speak out against the president’s executive order blocking refugees and citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S… The order, issued […]

Canadian Documentary Filmmaker Goes Missing While Diving Off Florida Keys

A canadian documentary filmmaker and experienced diver whose credits include “Sharkwater,” an examination of the global shark-hunting trade that won multiple awards at the 2006 Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, has gone missing while diving off the Florida Keys… Rob Stewart, 37, of Toronto, was reported missing at around 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, according to the […]

Court Rules Against Monsanto, Allows California To Put Cancer Warning On Roundup

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) – California can require Monsanto to label its popular weed-killer Roundup as a possible cancer threat despite an insistence from the chemical giant that it poses no risk to people, a judge tentatively ruled Friday… California would be the first state to order such labeling if it carries out the proposal.
http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2017/01/27/court-rules-against-monsanto-allows-california-to-put-cancer-warning-on-roundup/

Health Officials Confirm Wastewater Contamination In Suwannee, Withlacoochee Rivers

LIVE OAK — A health advisory already in effect for the Withlacoochee River was extended Thursday to include the Suwannee River… The Florida Department of Health in Hamilton, Madison and Suwannee issued the joint health advisory Thursday that the river waters are not safe for contact during recreational use. Test results from water samples taken in […]

Troops Who Cleaned Up Radioactive Islands Can’t Get Medical Care

Roughly 4,000 troops helped clean up the atoll between 1977 and 1980. Like Mr. Snider, most did not even wear shirts, let alone respirators. Hundreds say they are now plagued by health problems, including brittle bones, cancer and birth defects in their children. Many are already dead. Others are too sick to work… The military says […]

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