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Beyonce starting fund to aid in Flint water crisis relief efforts.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 6:00am
Pop superstar Beyonce has started a fund to aid in relief efforts for the Flint water crisis.

Fixing both Flint and its water pipes.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 6:00am
The water-pollution tragedy in Flint deserves quick solutions but the city’s citizens, led by a new mayor, are also rightly looking at rebuilding the trust necessary to improve democratic governance.

In Flint and beyond, US water systems need protection.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 6:00am
You might ask, aren't there environmental laws that protect drinking water? In fact, there are not.

Are tighter EPA controls on mercury pollution worth it?

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 6:00am
We’ve done research to quantify the economic impacts from better public health of proposed mercury rules and found the benefits are substantial – on the order of billions of dollars per year, with significant improvements for at-risk populations.

Dot Earth Blog: What’s Missing at the U.N. Climate Panel’s Meeting on Climate Change Communication

NY Times Environmental News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 6:41pm
Three things are missing at the I.P.C.C.’s two-day meeting on improving climate communication.









Richard P. Von Herzen, Explorer of Earth’s Undersea Furnaces, Dies at 85

NY Times Environmental News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 2:27pm
Dr. Von Herzen, an oceanographer, uncovered thousands of miles of interconnected volcanoes where the planet’s oceanic plates pull apart and ooze molten rock, continually rearranging the Earth’s crust.









No matter the brand, Europe's diesels flunked a pollution test.

Climate Change News (Offsite) - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 6:00am
European officials knew that Volkswagen diesels fell short of pollution limits years before the company became engulfed in an emissions cheating scandal, records show. And they also knew that diesels across the industry had problems that were similar, if not worse.

Moneyed interests are blocking US action on climate change.

Climate Change News (Offsite) - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 6:00am
Climate justice is an existential problem for the entire human race. But it’s also yet another example of how the will of the American people is being overridden by a small group of powerful interests.

Mumbai's massive trash fire highlights its inequality.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 6:00am
The city’s most privileged residents are largely shielded from the environmental hazards that plague those living on the outskirts.

City fails to warn Chicagoans about lead risks in tap water.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 6:00am
More than two years after federal researchers found high levels of lead in homes where water mains had been replaced or new meters installed, city officials still do little to caution Chicagoans about potential health risks posed by work that Mayor Rahm Emanuel is speeding up across the city.

School superintendent in Flint worries about water crisis' irreversible harm.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 6:00am
Bilal Tawwab, superintendent of schools in Flint, Mich., talks about how the district is responding to the lead water crisis. The extent of the damage from the lead is not yet known.

Hillary Clinton calls Flint water crisis 'immoral.'

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 6:00am
Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton vowed Sunday to help Flint residents recover from a debilitating water contamination crisis during a campaign speech at a predominately African-American church on the city’s northwest side.

Almost a year after Exide shut down its toxic plant, neighbors are trapped in an environmental nightmare.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 6:00am
Warmer days are coming soon to the working-class communities east and southeast of downtown Los Angeles, but at many homes, parents won't let their children play in their yards this spring and possibly into summer.

No matter the brand, Europe's diesels flunked a pollution test.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 6:00am
European officials knew that Volkswagen diesels fell short of pollution limits years before the company became engulfed in an emissions cheating scandal, records show. And they also knew that diesels across the industry had problems that were similar, if not worse.

VIDEO: Every Chipotle will close Monday for a 4-hour food safety meeting.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 6:00am
Now that Chipotle's E. coli is outbreak officially over, the company is temporarily shuttering all its restaurants in order to keep it that way.

Conservationists turning to social justice fights.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 6:00am
Tiny Rosemont sits along the Ashley River marsh. It could be one of those quaint riverside communities that conservation-minded people love.

Clinton: 'What happened in Flint is immoral.'

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 6:00am
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Sunday afternoon vowed to fight for the residents and children of Flint, Mich., now in the middle of a water contamination crisis, "no matter how long it takes."

In Flint, Clinton casts herself as a problem-solver — and looks past N.H.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 6:00am
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton made a quick detour from the campaign trail to express her outrage directly to the residents of this struggling city over the scandal that poisoned their municipal water supply.

In Flint, Hillary Clinton prods Congress and calls response to crisis 'immoral.'

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 6:00am
In a visit 48 hours before the New Hampshire primary begins, Mrs. Clinton implored Congress to pass a bill that would deliver $600 million in aid to Michigan.

Hope — and clean water — remains elusive for the people of Flint.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 6:00am
Some residents are eager to leave, but don’t have the money. And who would buy their houses?

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