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Dozens of Advocacy Groups Challenge EPA on Factory Farm Pollution

Rural Communities Demand Clean Water, Not Environmental Rollbacks WASHINGTON – While the Trump administration orders the EPA do less to protect Americans from dirty air and water, and Congress threatens to dismantle the agency altogether, Food & Water Watch and 34 advocacy organizations are demanding that the agency do more to protect communities from factory…

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Farmer Studies Law for 16 Years – Wins Case Against Firm for Polluting His Land

By Vandita The Angangxi District Court of Qiqihar has finally ruled that the 55 affected families in Yushutun village would receive financial compensation amounting to ¥820,000 (£96,000 or 119,352 US Dollars) from the Qihua Group. Wang Enlin, a farmer who had dropped out of primary school at the third grade, has won the first round of…

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Substance in Crude Oil Harms Fish Hearts, Could Affect Humans

By Taylor Kubota Research from Stanford University’s Hopkins Marine Station has identified a substance in oil that’s to blame for the cardiotoxicity seen in fish exposed to crude oil spills. More than a hazard for marine life exposed to oil, the contaminant this team identified is abundant in air pollution and could pose a global threat…

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Here’s Why Portland, Oregon Just Filed a Major Federal Lawsuit Against Monsanto

By Jake Anderson Becoming the seventh city to sue Monsanto over contaminated waterways, Portland passed a resolution last week authorizing city attorney Tracy Reeve to take the biotech company to federal court over its decades-long dispersal of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). The city has spent more than $1 billion cleaning up PCB pollution in the Willamette…

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New Report Calls for Increased Monitoring of US Drinking Water Supplies

By Jim Erickson Monitoring of U.S. drinking water supplies for chemical and microbial contaminants should be increased, especially for vulnerable populations such as pregnant women, infants and young children, according to the final report from a panel of scientists and engineers that advises President Obama. In response to concerns about the safety of the nation’s…

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Oil Pipeline Spills and Tailings Ponds Ruptures: Coming Soon to a Northern Minnesota River Near You?

By Gary G. Kohls, MD, special guest to Natural Blaze Duty to Warn: Highlighting Enbridge Energy’s 2010 Kalamazoo River Pipeline Spill Also see a major Wall Street Journal article on this important topic: “This investigation identified a complete breakdown of safety at Enbridge. Their employees performed like Keystone Kops and failed to recognize that their pipeline…

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PolyMet’s Tailings “Pond” Could Create a Dead St. Louis River and Dying Lake Superior

By Gary G. Kohls, MD, special guest to Natural Blaze Duty to Warn: Northern Minnesota and the PolyMet Project: PolyMet’s Tailings “Pond” Could Someday Create a Dead St. Louis River and a Dying Lake Superior – Is That an Acceptable Risk to Take? “ALL tailings “ponds” are a problem. If they don’t breach and spill massive amounts of…

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Florida’s Largest Lake is Slowly Being Poisoned, a Victim of Politics as Usual

By Alex Pietrowski Water is life, unless said water has been poisoned and is toxic, then water kills life. As the Standing Rock movement enters the next phase of their struggle against the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the world has for once mustered en masse for an environmental cause, many incredibly important battles for water and…

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World’s First Scarf With Built-In Technology Filters 95% Of Airborne Contaminants

By Amanda Froelich The Bioscarf is made from 100% post-consumer recycled materials. And, for every product sold, a Bioscarf is donated to an individual affected by air pollution. During a trip to the Hubei Province in China, businessman Carlton Solle became ill.  After visiting a local doctor, he was informed that he had most likely…

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