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Environment

Photo: 'Cancer-causing' weed killer found in Honey Nut Cheerios, Quaker Oats and 24 more cereals 'Cancer-causing' weed killer found in Honey Nut Cheerios, Quaker Oats and 24 more cereals
Daily Mail - Wed Oct 24, 2018
Dozens of cereals, oatmeals and snack bars contain trace amounts of a weed killer that has been linked to cancer, a new report says. More»

Photo: Detroit shutting off drinking water in all schools because of lead, copper contamination Detroit shutting off drinking water in all schools because of lead, copper contamination
USA Today - Thu Aug 30, 2018
DETROIT - Detroit's city school district is shutting off drinking water to all of its schools after test results found elevated levels of lead or copper in 16 of 24 schools recently tested. More»

Photo: Interior Department Tells Staff To Shut Up About Mandatory Endangered Species Permits Interior Department Tells Staff To Shut Up About Mandatory Endangered Species Permits
Huffington Post - Sat May 5, 2018
New guidelines issued by the US Department of the Interior now prohibit staff members from informing private interests when they must obtain a permit before they can develop properties where activities may affect habitats of endangered species. More»

Photo: Gulf Residents Deserve The Full Truth About Oil Cleanup Chemicals Gulf Residents Deserve The Full Truth About Oil Cleanup Chemicals
Huffington Post - Sat Apr 21, 2018
TJ Johnson remembers the day he and his cousins were sprayed. More»

Photo: CDC to hold briefing on preparations for nuclear war CDC to hold briefing on preparations for nuclear war
New York Daily News - Fri Jan 5, 2018
The CDC's got some handy tips on what to do in the case of a nuclear blast. More»

Photo: Russian nuclear facility denies it is source of high radioactivity levels Russian nuclear facility denies it is source of high radioactivity levels
The Guardian - Wed Nov 22, 2017
Greenpeace calls for investigation after levels of ruthenium-106 in atmosphere near Urals site found to be 986 times norm. More»

U.S. Steel dumps more toxic chromium near Lake Michigan, faces lawsuit
Chicago Tribune - Thu Nov 16, 2017
Six months after US Steel dumped a plume of toxic metal into a Lake Michigan tributary, the company quietly reported another spill at the same northwest Indiana plant and asked state environmental regulators to keep it secret, according to newly released documents. More»

Photo: Mysterious Radioactive Cloud Over Europe Hints At Accident Farther East Mysterious Radioactive Cloud Over Europe Hints At Accident Farther East
NPR - Fri Nov 10, 2017
European authorities are providing new details about a cloud of mysterious radioactive material that appeared over the continent last month. More»

Photo: FEMA deletes data on lack of water and electricity in Puerto Rico FEMA deletes data on lack of water and electricity in Puerto Rico
New York Daily News - Fri Oct 6, 2017
Key details about the availability of electricity and water in Puerto Rico as they continue to recover in the wake of Hurricane Maria have been scrubbed from the FEMA website where more positive statistics on federal response still remain. More»

Photo: EPA accelerates purge of scientists EPA accelerates purge of scientists
Think Progress - Wed Jun 21, 2017
Members of the EPA's Board of Scientific Counselors were told that they would not see their tenure renewed. More»

Photo: Michigan health chief charged with manslaughter for his role in the Flint water crisis Michigan health chief charged with manslaughter for his role in the Flint water crisis
Huffington Post - Wed Jun 14, 2017
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette charged five officials with involuntary manslaughter Wednesday over their handling of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. More»

Photo: Idaho boy injured, family dog killed by government 'cyanide bomb' Idaho boy injured, family dog killed by government 'cyanide bomb'
Reuters - Sun Mar 19, 2017
POCATELLO, Idaho - A "cyanide bomb" planted by US predator-control agents targeting coyotes near homes and hiking trails in Idaho exploded when a boy handled the device, injuring him and killing his dog, authorities and relatives said on Friday. More»

Pennsylvania confirms first fracking-related earthquakes
The Allegheny Front - Sun Feb 19, 2017
Pennsylvania officials say they've confirmed the state's first fracking-related earthquakes took place last year in Lawrence County, northwest of Pittsburgh. More»

Photo: Fukushima Reactor breached, rising to "unimaginable" levels of radiation Fukushima Reactor breached, rising to "unimaginable" levels of radiation
Daily KOS - Sat Feb 4, 2017
Radiation levels inside a damaged reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station are at their highest since the plant suffered a triple meltdown almost six years ago. More»

Photo: CDC abruptly cancels long-planned conference on climate change and health CDC abruptly cancels long-planned conference on climate change and health
Chicago Tribune - Tue Jan 24, 2017
With little warning or explanation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently canceled a major climate change conference that had been scheduled for next month in Atlanta. More»

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»

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