Tribes Incensed at Being Closed Out of Upcoming Keystone XL Hearings in South Dakota

Indian Country, News Report, Posted: Jun 23, 2015

The commission also ruled out testimony about climate change, which would factor in issues that have sprung up in a changing environment, the IEN said.


Coyote Valley Open Space: Wildlife Within Silicon Valley


New America Media, News Feature, Andrew Lam, Posted: Jun 23, 2015

One bright spot amidst the closures and budget cutbacks hitting California’s State Parks is the opening of a new nature preserve called Coyote Valley Open Space.


Surviving the Drought in California: Farm Workers Struggle to Put Food on the Table


[people. power. media], Video, Dyan Ruiz and Joseph Smooke, Posted: Jun 16, 2015

We went to the heart of the Central Valley to talk to undocumented farmworkers about how they are coping with California's drought.

Sections of New, Best-Ever Levee System in New Orleans Are Sinking


The Lens, News Report, Posted: Jun 03, 2015

The new $14.5 billion levee system encircling New Orleans includes some of the latest engineering advances and has been deemed the city’s best ever. And it's sinking.


Triqui Farmworkers Struggle to Survive and Organize in California


New America Media, News Report, David Bacon, Posted: Jun 03, 2015

Among the poorest of California’s farmworkers are the Triquis, indigenous people from the western part of the Mexican state of Oaxaca.

Iowa Farmer Sees Climate Changes Accelerate Alarmingly


Indian Country, News Report, Posted: Jun 02, 2015

Like many indigenous experts and environmentalists, Iowa farmer Ray Gaesser sees climate changes affecting the very way he conducts business and cares for his crops.


Plastic Bags Are Everywhere - What Can We Do?


New America Media, Commentary, Joe Baker, Posted: Jun 01, 2015

Research indicates that the average American consumer takes home almost 1500 shopping bags a year.

Amtrak Resumes Service, Focus on Safety


Washington Informer, News Report, Posted: May 20, 2015

As Northeast Regional 188 left Union Station on May 12, the safe assumption was that no one on board gave any thought to a system federal regulators had put into place to slow speeding trains.

Kung Fu Nuns Lend a Hand, and Heart, to Nepal’s Rehabilitation Efforts


India West, News Report, Posted: May 20, 2015

Trained in the ancient Chinese martial arts, these Buddhist nuns are fighting against all odds to help Nepal get back on its feet after last month's devastating quake and a series of aftershocks that have left over 8,000 people dead.

Doc to Perform Reconstructive Surgery for Quake Victims in Nepal


India West, News Feature, Posted: May 13, 2015

Southern California cosmetic surgeon Munish Batra will fly to Nepal next month to perform reconstructive surgery for a multitude of people injured in the massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit the country April 25, followed by another 7.4 magnitude quake May 12.

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