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Archive: Pollution & Health

06 Jan 2016

Unnatural Balance: How Food Waste Impacts World’s Wildlife

by RICHARD CONNIFF
New research indicates that the food discarded in landfills and at sea is having a profound effect on wildlife populations and fisheries. But removing that food waste creates its own ecological challenges. READ MORE

17 Dec 2015

Indonesian Coal Mining Boom Is Leaving Trail of Destruction

by MIKE IVES
Since 2000, Indonesian coal production has increased five-fold to meet growing domestic demand for electricity and feed export markets in Asia. The intensive mining is leading to the clearing of rainforest and the pollution of rivers and rice paddies. READ MORE

03 Dec 2015

Canada’s Indigenous Bands Rise Up Against a Tar Sands Pipeline

by JIM ROBBINS
TransCanada, the company behind the now-defunct Keystone XL, is proposing another pipeline that would ship Alberta tar sands oil to Canada’s Atlantic coast. But fierce opposition from First Nation communities could derail this controversial project. READ MORE

19 Nov 2015

On Thin Ice: Big Northern Lakes Are Being Rapidly Transformed

by CHERYL KATZ
As temperatures rise, the world’s iconic northern lakes are undergoing major changes that include swiftly warming waters, diminished ice cover, and outbreaks of harmful algae. Now, a global consortium of scientists is trying to assess the toll. READ MORE

17 Nov 2015

Not on This Land: A Western Tribe Takes a Stand and Says No to Big Coal

by DANIEL GLICK AND TED WOOD
The Northern Cheyenne are opposing a proposed railroad that would cut through their ancestral lands to haul Montana coal to the Pacific coast for export. An e360 video reports on the Cheyenne’s fight against the railroad and the extraordinary coalition of tribal people and ranchers who have joined together to stop the project. READ MORE

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e360 digest

03 Feb 2016: China’s Wind Power Sector Experienced Rapid Growth in 2015

27 Jan 2016: Rush to Electric Vehicles Is Worsening Air Pollution in China

14 Jan 2016: Europe’s Remaining Orcas Threatened by Banned Toxins, Study Finds

17 Dec 2015: Severe Toxic Algal Blooms Likely To Double in Lake Erie with Warming

15 Dec 2015: China Anti-Pollution Efforts Lead to Steep Drop in Sulfur Dioxide Levels

11 Dec 2015: NASA Detects Carbon Monoxide Plume as Indonesian Forest Fires Burn

23 Nov 2015: In Major Shift, Alberta Adopts New Plans to Fight Climate Change

02 Nov 2015: Urban Fruit Less Polluted and Often More Nutritious Than Retail Versions

26 Oct 2015: Major Clue Emerges in Mystery Of Right Whale Deaths, Researchers Say

22 Oct 2015: The Hard-Working Beaver Is A Fighter Against Nitrogen Pollution


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