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Nuclear Shutdown News August 2015 - by Michael Steinberg
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the US nuclear industry, and highlights the efforts of those who are working for a nuclear free world.
Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:36AM
USGS Finds Widespread Contamination of Neonicotinoids in U.S. Streams - by via Center for Food Safety
August 19, 2015 (Washington, DC)--Center for Food Safety today commented on a new nationwide study released by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) showing widespread detection of neonicotinoid insecticides in U.S. streams. According to the study, at least one neonicotinoid was detected in 53% of the stream samples collected. Neonicotinoids are a class of pesticides known to have acute and chronic effects on honey bees and other pollinator species and are considered a major factor in overall pop...
Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 2:36PM
Crowdsourcing to Spot Illegal Fishing Vessels at Cocos Island Marine Protected Area - by Joanna Nasar
Turtle Island Restoration Network, SeaTurtles.org, has formed a partnership DigitalGlobe’s crowdsourcing platform Tomnod.com to create the first crowdsourced digital patrol of the Cocos Island Marine Protected Area in order to defend one of the Pacific Ocean’s most vibrant marine life habitats.
Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:59AM
Clean Energy California Targets Assemblymember Baker in SB350 Social Media Campaign - by Steven Maviglio
Ads Mock Oil Industry Effort, Will Target Key Legislators
Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:06AM
Interview with Dine/Navajo folks on Mine spill in Animas river NM on setting the standard (audio/mpeg 5.5MB) - by paz
Interview with Dine/Navajo about Mine spill in Animas river New Mexico on setting the standard, with Patrick Kincaid Indigenous ecologist and Kim Howe, a full time farmer talking about the crisis of the crops with polluted water.
Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 4:29PM
Australian climate change post 2020 targets criticised as being far too low by scientists - by John Englart (Takver)
Australia's post 2020 climate change targets have just been announced and were worse than Canada's low target, on a par withJapan's target. The post 2020 climate targets were announced at a press conference by Prime Minister Tony Abbott and his Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Environment Minister Greg Hunt, and amount to 26 to 28 per cent emissions reduction on 2005 levels by 2030.
Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:05AM
ALDF Petitions to Revoke Dental License of Cecil the Lion’s Killer - by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
Minneapolis, MN. — On August 5, the national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a complaint with the Minnesota Board of Dentistry seeking investigation of Walter James Palmer, the dentist who admitted to torturing and killing Cecil the lion. By killing Cecil Palmer may have violated Minnesota’s standards of professional conduct, which prohibits “gross immorality” and other unprofessional conduct.
Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 5:27PM
More Than 5,000 Acres Protected for Rare Wildflower in Santa Barbara County - by Center for Biological Diversity
LOMPOC, Calif.— The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today protected 5,755 acres as critical habitat for the Vandenberg monkeyflower, a small, yellow wildflower found only in western Santa Barbara County, Calif. The designation will help ensure the survival of this flower, which was protected under the Endangered Species Act in 2014 under the terms of a settlement agreement with the Center for Biological Diversity.
Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 5:24PM
Feds Propose New Rules to Protect Whales, Dolphins in Other Countries - by Joanna Nasar
Regulations Will Prohibit Seafood Imports That Don’t Meet U.S. Standards for Marine Mammal Protection
Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:35PM
Professor Peter Wadhams: If we take really serious action we can survive climate change - by John Englart (Takver)
Professor Peter Wadhams has spent the last 40 years working on sea-ice research, polar oceanography and how the changes in Arctic and Antarctic ice are affecting climate. He has particularly warned about the impacts of the retreat and loss of Arctic sea-ice and the threat from an Arctic methane breakout to give a substantial acceleration to global warming.
Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 3:41PM
Dan Favre of Bike Easy on the recent death on Canal and Broad (audio/mpeg 11.7MB) - by wtulnews
Dan Favre sits down with us to discuss monday's death of a 57 year old man at the wheels of a dumpster truck. He defines the "right hook" and the need to cite drivers for deaths of new orleanians who ride bicycles. also discussed is the upcoming Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Committee meeting on August 21st.
Posted: Fri Aug 7, 2015 7:28AM
AWI Commends Introduction of CECIL Animal Trophies Act - by via Animal Welfare Institute
Washington, DC —In light of the tragic illegal killing of Cecil the lion by an American dentist, the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) commends the swift response by Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), and Edward Markey (D-MA) to tighten up the Endangered Species Act (ESA) by extending protection to additional imperiled species.
Posted: Tue Aug 4, 2015 3:58PM
Forest Service extends National Monument comment period to August 11, welcomes feedback on - by Corina Roberts
August 11 will be the new deadline - an unprecedented opportunity to share hopes, thoughts and visions for the future of the forest
Posted: Tue Aug 4, 2015 2:29PM
Keystone XL Hits New Turbulence as South Dakota Permit Hearing Implodes - by Julie Dermansky
TransCanada's promises to build safe pipelines have been called into question with several high-profile incidents involving its existing pipelines, particularly the corrosion problems with the Keystone 1 pipeline.
Posted: Mon Aug 3, 2015 5:35PM
Portland bridge danglers delay Shell ice-breaker leaving for Arctic oil drilling - by John Englart (Takver)
Portland, Oregon: Climate change protestors with Greenpeace and Rising Tide set up a blockade to stop the Finnish ice-breaker Fennica, hired by Shell, to leave port with needed parts for their Arctic oil drilling program in the Chukchi Sea.
Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 7:06PM
Food & Water Watch Calls on SEC to Reject GMO Salmon Stock Filings - by via Food & Water Watch
Washington, D.C., July 28, 2015—Food & Water Watch called on the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) today to reject the stock registration filings of AquaBounty Technologies (ABTX), the maker of genetically engineered salmon, based on misleading and erroneous claims the company is making in its attempts to join the NASDAQ stock exchange. The letter (see PDF) asks SEC to compel AquaBounty to revise the document to apprise investors of new scientific evidence showing that GMO salmon cannot ...
Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 12:55AM
Analysis: Republican Attacks on Endangered Species Up 600 Percent Per Year - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— Over the past five years, Republicans in Congress have launched 164 attacks on the Endangered Species Act — a 600 percent increase in the rate of annual attacks over the previous 15 years, according to a new analysis by the Center for Biological Diversity.
Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:17PM
Nuclear Shutdown News July 2015 - by Michael Steinberg
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and all of the US nuclear industry, and spotlights those who are working for a nuke free future.
Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 4:43PM
Evidence mounts for litigation of major Carbon polluters with climate change - by John Englart (Takver)
The world is moving rapidly on withdrawing the social licence of carbon polluters. As the impacts of climate change become clearer and the urgency for rapid action impresses itself on the public psyche in the lead up to the Paris climate talks in December 2015, the major carbon polluters will increasingly find it more difficult to operate with social support.
Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 12:00PM
TMT (30-meter telescope) on sacred Hawaiian land is illegal and destructive - by DLi
"We Are MaunaKea" is a rallying cry for native Hawaiian and environmental activists who oppose the controversial TMT (Thirty Meter Telescope)project atop Hawaii island's highest peak. Native Hawaiians consider the "white mountain" to be sacred grounds, where religious ceremonies are held and any desecration of the "piko"(navel) of the entire Hawaiian cultural origins is considered "kapu." or forbidden. Moreover, activists proclaim that there are numerous legal and environmental violations on ...
Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 5:41PM