Tribes: ‘Environmental Racism’ Behind Plan to Store Nuke Waste Under Yucca Mountain

Indian Country News, News Report, Posted: Oct 06, 2015

A proposal to store nuclear waste under Yucca Mountain, shelved by President Barack Obama in 2010, has been revived. And both the Western Shoshone and Timbisha Shoshone tribes have termed the plan “environmental racism.”


How Bad is California’s Drought? 


Asian Journal , News Report, Allyson Escobar, Posted: Oct 05, 2015

Because Californians have saved so much, water regulators have for the most part been able to avoid levying big fines on local water districts for failing to meet their conservation targets, ranging from 4 to 36 percent, compared with 2013 levels.

Shell Nixes Arctic Drilling; Indigenous Grassroots Leaders Exuberant


Indian Country News, News Report, Posted: Sep 30, 2015

Environmentalists, some Alaska Natives and a number of grassroots indigenous leaders were rejoicing on Monday as Royal Dutch Shell announced it would no longer drill in offshore Alaska.


Keystone XL: Hillary Clinton Opposes, Native Activists Guardedly Optimistic


Indian Country, News Report, Posted: Sep 29, 2015

Native activists expressed “skepticism and guarded celebration” at Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s position against the Keystone XL pipeline.


Central Valley Youth Say Pope's Message 'Already Having an Impact'


YouthWire, Commentary, Various Authors, Posted: Sep 25, 2015

In the Central Valley of California, youth say the message of the Pope on climate change, LGBT rights and immigration has already begun to influence communities.


Disaster Preparation Expo Lures Baseball Fans


New America Media, News Report, George White, Posted: Sep 22, 2015

The Preparathon was held at a venue next to Dodger Stadium shortly before a baseball game, luring some of the thousands of fans.


Return of Vietnamese Farmer Who Battled Nature & Government


Vietnam Right Now, News Feature, Doan Trang, Posted: Sep 20, 2015

Doan Van Vuon is a hero to farmers across Vietnam for the desperate resistance he put up when the police came to evict him from his land.

Erin Brockovich: "Shame On the EPA!"


Navajo Times, News Report, Posted: Sep 14, 2015

Celebrity environmental activist Erin Brockovich toured farms along the San Juan River and spoke at two Navajo Nation high schools Thursday, promising to bring national attention to the August 5 spill of 3 million gallons of mine wastewater into the Animas River upstream of the San Juan.


Lack of Regulation Blamed for Alarming Surge in Cancer Rate in Vietnam


Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Joseph Nguyen, Posted: Sep 08, 2015

Experts say an alarming increase in the cancer rate is partly due to rising life expectancy but believe the extensive use of pesticides in the countryside and growing sales of adulterated food are also to blame


Heated Controversy Ripples From Gold King Spill Into San Juan Rivers


Navajo Times, News Report, Sunnie Clahchischiligi and Cindy Yurth , Posted: Sep 08, 2015

Politics around the Gold King Mine spill turned toxic this week as farmers along the San Juan River sparred with each other.

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