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Environment

Photo: China issues first-ever national red alert for smog as air pollution continues to smother parts of the nation China issues first-ever national red alert for smog as air pollution continues to smother parts of the nation
Daily Mail - Wed Jan 4, 2017
China issued its first national red alert for air pollution on Wednesday as the country continues to battle poor air quality. More»

Photo: Mystery of London's killer fog: Researchers reveal how chemicals combined to form haze that killed 12,000 Mystery of London's killer fog: Researchers reveal how chemicals combined to form haze that killed 12,000
Daily Mail - Wed Nov 16, 2016
In 1952, a mysterious fog swept through London, blanketing the city in a dense layer of pollutants that killed thousands of people and animals and made it difficult to breathe for days. More»

Tests Show Monsanto Weed Killer in Cheerios, Other Popular Foods
Huffington Post - Wed Nov 16, 2016
Independent testing on an array of popular American food products found many samples contained residue levels of the weed killer called glyphosate, leading the nonprofit organization behind the testing to call for corporate and regulatory action to address consumer safety concerns. More»

Photo: Cable News Silent as Two States Declare Emergency After Pipeline Spill Cable News Silent as Two States Declare Emergency After Pipeline Spill
US Uncut - Fri Sep 16, 2016
More than a quarter million gallons of gasoline have spilled in Shelby County, Alabama, after a major fuel pipeline ruptured this week. More»

Photo: Florida crocodiles: Man-eating Nile beasts confirmed in swamps Florida crocodiles: Man-eating Nile beasts confirmed in swamps
BBC - Sat May 21, 2016
DNA tests have confirmed that three man-eating Nile crocodiles have been found living in Florida's swamps. More»

'Catastrophic Leak' Found at Hanford Nuclear Site in Washington State
AlterNet - Tue Apr 26, 2016
The amount of radioactive waste that has been leaking between the two walls of one of the underground tanks at Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington State for several years grew dramatically on Sunday, April 17, with up to 13,000 liters (3,500 gallons) of new waste. More»

Photo: Woman, 19, who filed first Flint lawsuit against government and water companies is MURDERED just days after the suspicious death of man of water plant foreman Woman, 19, who filed first Flint lawsuit against government and water companies is MURDERED just days after the suspicious death of man of water plant foreman
Daily Mail - Sat Apr 23, 2016
A woman who was among the first to file a lawsuit in connection to the Flint, Michigan water crisis was identified as one of two victims of a fatal shooting that happened earlier this week. More»

Photo: Indian Point plant leak sparks concern over 'Chernobyl on the Hudson' Indian Point plant leak sparks concern over 'Chernobyl on the Hudson'
RT - Tue Feb 16, 2016
News of the tritium water leak at the Indian Point nuclear power plant has rekindled concerns about the 40-year-old plant among the local residents, public health experts and environmentalists. More»

Photo: '65,000% radioactivity spike': New York Gov. orders probe into water leak at Indian Point '65,000% radioactivity spike': New York Gov. orders probe into water leak at Indian Point
RT - Sun Feb 7, 2016
In an "unacceptable" groundwater leak at the Indian Point nuclear power plant, three monitoring wells were discovered to contain "alarming levels of radioactivity," the Governor of New York said, ordering an immediate environmental probe into the issue. More»

Photo: Michigan Silently Gave Clean Water To State Employees For Months Before Flint Crisis Broke Michigan Silently Gave Clean Water To State Employees For Months Before Flint Crisis Broke
Addicting Info - Fri Jan 29, 2016
Starting an entire year ago in January of 2015 - long before the Flint water crisis broke into mainstream public awareness - the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget determined that state employees needed an alternate source of clean drinking water. More»

Photo: It's not just Flint that's poisoned It's not just Flint that's poisoned
Yahoo! - Sun Jan 24, 2016
The ill effects of lead have blighted neighborhoods across the country - Experts hope today's outrage will expose a national crisis. More»

Photo: Govt. Scientists Admit They Deceived the Public About Fracking's Impact on Drinking Water Govt. Scientists Admit They Deceived the Public About Fracking's Impact on Drinking Water
AlterNet - Wed Jan 13, 2016
Five years ago, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was commissioned by Congress to undertake a study on the impacts of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) on drinking water. More»

View from Inside Fukushima Prefecture: Vastly Different from Govt. Pronouncements
UK Progressive - Thu Jul 9, 2015
Because of Japan's unconscionable open-ended new secrecy law, it is very likely journalism in the nation has turned tail, scared of its own shadow. More»

Photo: The California Oil Spill Is Even Worse Than We Thought The California Oil Spill Is Even Worse Than We Thought
Think Progress - Fri May 22, 2015
Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in California on Wednesday, after oil spill estimates soared from 21,000 gallons to more than 105,000 gallons. More»

Photo: Transformer Failure At Indian Point Nuclear Plant In New York Sends Smoke Into The Air Transformer Failure At Indian Point Nuclear Plant In New York Sends Smoke Into The Air
Huffington Post - Sun May 10, 2015
A transformer failure and fire at Indian Point Energy nuclear power plant in Buchanan, New York sent smoke into the air and prompted the plant operator to shut down the impacted unit on Saturday evening. More»

Photo: 5 Years After Gulf Oil Spill, BP Spokesman Tells Public Not To Worry About Tar Balls In The Water 5 Years After Gulf Oil Spill, BP Spokesman Tells Public Not To Worry About Tar Balls In The Water
Think Progress - Sun Apr 19, 2015
Five years ago, BP's historic 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill resulted in more than 210 million barrels of oil ending up in the Gulf of Mexico. More»

Chemical-Related Hospital Admissions In West Virginia Have Doubled Since Water Deemed Safe
Think Progress - Sun Jan 19, 2014
It took nearly five days after a major chemical spill in West Virginia for residents to receive the go-ahead to start using their water again. More»

Photo: Europe Bans Bee-Harming Pesticides; US Keeps Spraying Europe Bans Bee-Harming Pesticides; US Keeps Spraying
Mother Jones - Fri May 3, 2013
On Monday, the European Commission voted to place a two-year moratorium on most uses of neonicotinoid pesticides, which are a widely used class of chemicals suspected of contributing to a severe global decline in honeybee health. More»

The A-Bomb off our coast
Associated Press - Thu Feb 14, 2013
BRUNSWICK, Georgia - On a winter night nearly 55 years ago, the pilot of a B-47 bomber carrying a nuclear bomb collided with a F-86 fighter jet at 36,000 feet during a training exercise. More»

Photo: New evidence suggests BP knowingly downplayed huge scale of oil leak in 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster New evidence suggests BP knowingly downplayed huge scale of oil leak in 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster
The Daily Mail - Sun Dec 9, 2012
Documents that will be presented to court in February appear to show that BP knew about the massive scale of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil blowout weeks earlier than previously stated. More»

Photo: Fracking is transforming our energy economy-but it's also causing earthquakes Fracking is transforming our energy economy-but it's also causing earthquakes
MSNBC - Sun Dec 9, 2012
In just the past few years a revolution in carbon extraction technology has radically transformed our energy economy. More»

Atlanta gets Permission to Keep Polluting Water for 13 More years
WSB-TB - Thu May 31, 2012
ATLANTA - Environmental regulators want to give Atlanta 13 more years to finish work needed to stop sewage from flowing into water sources and backing up into buildings. More»

Big agribusinesses that generate manure not properly inspected
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Sat Aug 13, 2011
A report blasting Georgia's environmental oversight of large livestock farms has raised concerns about potential contamination of Georgia waterways with chemicals from manure. More»

Photo: Teams gauge Exxon oil spill damage to Montana river Teams gauge Exxon oil spill damage to Montana river
Associated Press - Sat Jul 2, 2011
LAUREL, Montana - Teams of federal and state workers fanned out Sunday along Montana's Yellowstone River to gauge the environmental damage from a ruptured ExxonMobil pipeline that spewed tens of thousands of gallons of crude into the famous waterway. More»

Photo: Mystery illnesses plague Louisiana oil spill crews Mystery illnesses plague Louisiana oil spill crews
AFP - Sun Apr 17, 2011
RACELAND, Louisiana - Jamie Simon worked on a barge in the oily waters for six months following the BP spill last year, cooking for the cleanup workers, washing their clothes and tidying up after them. More»

Photo: Scientist finds Gulf bottom still oily, dead Scientist finds Gulf bottom still oily, dead
Associated Press - Fri Feb 18, 2011
WASHINGTON - Oil from the BP spill remains stuck on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, according to a top scientist's video and slides that she says demonstrate the oil isn't degrading as hoped and has decimated life on parts of the sea floor. More»

Photo: Pa. allows dumping of tainted waters from gas boom Pa. allows dumping of tainted waters from gas boom
Associated Press - Mon Jan 3, 2011
The natural gas boom gripping parts of the US has a nasty byproduct: wastewater so salty, and so polluted with metals like barium and strontium, that most states require drillers to get rid of the stuff by injecting it down shafts thousands of feet deep. More»

WikiLeaks Reveals BP's Other Offshore Drilling Disaster
Time - Sat Dec 18, 2010
A BP offshore oil platform suddenly shows signs of a potentially devastating leak. More»

Photo: Massive fish kill reported in Louisiana Massive fish kill reported in Louisiana
Brett Michael Dykes - Tue Sep 14, 2010
What you see above isn't a rural gravel road: It's a Louisiana waterway, its surface completely covered with dead sea life - a mishmash of species of fish, crabs, stingray and eel. More»

Photo: With Neighbors Unaware, Toxic Spill at a BP Plant With Neighbors Unaware, Toxic Spill at a BP Plant
New York Times - Mon Aug 30, 2010
TEXAS CITY, Texas - While the world was focused on the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a BP refinery here released huge amounts of toxic chemicals into the air that went unnoticed by residents until many saw their children come down with respiratory problems. More»