A Renter Weighs the Pros and Cons of Earthquake Coverage

A Renter Weighs the Pros and Cons of Earthquake Coverage

New America Media, Commentary, Summer Chiang, Posted: Nov 20, 2014

One commentator says that although she lives in a place where earthquakes are the norm, she rarely thinks about preparing for the next big one.


Rosebud Sioux Tribe Calls House Keystone XL Passage an 'Act of War'


Indian Country Today, News Report, Staff, Posted: Nov 18, 2014

Calling the U.S. House of Representatives vote for the Keystone XL pipeline an “act of war,” the Rosebud Sioux Tribe has vowed to block the project from crossing its lands.


U.S. and China Announce New Climate Goals


InsideClimate News, News Report, John H. Cushman, Jr., Posted: Nov 14, 2014

The U.S. makes a commitment to deepen its existing carbon-cut pledge by 2025, while China says its emissions will peak by 2030. Both target coal.


811: The Number to Call Before You Dig


New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Nov 13, 2014

Despite a nationwide campaign urging people to “call before you dig,” many residential contractors are still in the dark about the hazards of digging on the job.


Latina Environmentalist Takes Fracking Fight to 'Epicenter' of California Oil Industry


New America Media, News Report, Tara Lohan, Posted: Nov 12, 2014

Rosanna Esparza is a community organizer for Clean Water Action in Kern County, which ranks first in California for oil production and second for agriculture.


GOP Election Rout Delivers Blow to U.S. Leadership Role on Climate Change


InsideClimate News, News Report, John H. Cushman Jr., Posted: Nov 07, 2014

The deck in Congress is stacked in favor of fossil fuels, throwing Obama’s climate agenda in doubt during his lame-duck years.


Fresno Youth Experience San Joaquin River for the First Time


The Know/New America Media, Video, The Know staff, Posted: Nov 02, 2014

In Fresno, there is a renewed interest and discussion in public access to the river, which is opposed by homeowners in the exclusive residential area that borders the river.


California’s Prop 1 Gives East Valley Families Hope for Clean Water


Coachella Unincorporated/New America Media, News Report, Amber Amaya, Posted: Oct 23, 2014

Residents of eastern Coachella Valley say Prop 1 will alleviate years of struggling with a lack of access to clean and reliable drinking water.


Amid Nationwide Propane Shortage, Natural Gas Flared in Bakken Oil Fields


Indian Country Today, Commentary, Winona LaDuke, Posted: Oct 11, 2014

Tribal members say that every day more than 100 million cubic feet of natural gas is flared away -- enough to heat half a million homes, amid a heating gas shortage.

Northwest Tribes Celebrate Highest Fall Fish Returns to Columbia River Basin in 75 Years: CRITFC


Indian Country, News Report, Posted: Oct 10, 2014

The fall Chinook salmon return is still on track to blast through previous records, with this year surpassing even last year’s, the Columbia River Intertribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) announced in September.

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