From the News Wires

Clinton leaves campaign trail to visit Flint.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 6:00am
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton visited Flint on Sunday to attend a community meeting with Flint Mayor Karen Weaver.

Flint water crisis: Residents say Hillary Clinton ‘coming for the entertainment.'

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 6:00am
While some praise the candidate’s visit for bringing attention to the city as its water crisis continues, others see a candidate plying a cause ‘just to get votes.'

Moneyed interests are blocking US action on climate change.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - 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.

America Is Flint., America is Flint.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 6:00am
The lead poisoning in Flint, Mich., is a tragedy. But it’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Unsafe Lead Levels in Tap Water Not Limited to Flint

NY Times Environmental News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 2:00am
Contamination has turned up in scores of communities in recent years, and experts cite holes in the safety net of rules and procedures.









Meet ‘Hijarbie,’ Marvel in Her Glorious Outfits

Race Wire - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 7:17pm

Haneefah Adam’s Instagram account features the iconic doll dressed in “mini hijab fashion.”

Remember Maurice White With These Four Badass Earth, Wind & Fire Live Performances

Race Wire - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 7:17pm

White, founder of the seminal group, died on February 4 at the age of 74. 

Trayvon Martin Would Have Turned 21 Today

Race Wire - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 7:17pm

He had just celebrated his 17th birthday when George Zimmerman shot and killed him.

10 Reasons to Watch the Super Bowl This Sunday

Race Wire - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 7:17pm

Hint: Most of them involve Cam Newton being dope. 

Why Africa doesn’t need Bjorn Lomborg’s fossil fuel PR.

Climate Change News (Offsite) - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 6:00am
The fossil fuel industry and their cheerleaders are trying to peddle the myth that “Africa” simply can’t develop without incredible amounts of fossil fuels. The latest salvo in this PR affront comes from the Danish political scientist, and fossil fuel cheerleader, Bjorn Lomborg.

Nevada's perplexing war on solar.

Climate Change News (Offsite) - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 6:00am
It seems a state that once was in love with the solar industry has, in recent weeks, launched a perplexing, de facto war against it.

Residents of minority communities decry dumping of toxic coal ash.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 6:00am
Evoking the contaminated-water crisis in Flint, Michigan, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights showed concern and compassion Friday for residents of polluted communities who maintain they are victims of environmental racism.

India’s cities are faced with a severe waste management crisis.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 6:00am
Travelling from central Delhi towards Ghazipur in the city’s east, the first warning that you get of the approaching landfill is the sight of circling birds of prey. The mound of waste itself becomes visible much before one is assaulted by its stench. Smoke rises steadily from the pile, as the decomposing waste generates highly combustible methane gas.

Where’s outrage over New Jersey's lead exposure?

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 6:00am
Flint, Michigan, has become synonymous with lead poisoning and government scandal. Elected officials who didn't care enough about the people they serve exposed a community to elevated lead levels by failing to take the necessary steps to protect them.

Gov. Snyder must produce all emails immediately.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 6:00am
This week’s alarming revelation that Gov. Rick Snyder’s staff knew about the spike in Legionnaires’ disease in Flint well before he announced it publicly calls into question the administration’s commitment to full transparency regarding this crisis.

U.S. environmental injustice goes well beyond Flint.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 6:00am
The lead-contaminated water crisis in Flint, Michigan, has sparked public outrage over depraved indifference to the lives and health of the city’s majority African-American residents. The catastrophe, emblematic of environmental racism that exists within a broader context of structural discrimination, has not escaped international attention.

Why Africa doesn’t need Bjorn Lomborg’s fossil fuel PR.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 6:00am
The fossil fuel industry and their cheerleaders are trying to peddle the myth that “Africa” simply can’t develop without incredible amounts of fossil fuels. The latest salvo in this PR affront comes from the Danish political scientist, and fossil fuel cheerleader, Bjorn Lomborg.

Nevada's perplexing war on solar.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 6:00am
It seems a state that once was in love with the solar industry has, in recent weeks, launched a perplexing, de facto war against it.

Dot Earth Blog: As Rubio Waffles, Two Floridians in the House Seek Bipartisan Climate Solutions

NY Times Environmental News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 1:47pm
Two Floridians in Congress, a Republican and a Democrat, create a House caucus to explore policy options on climate change.









News Analysis: Pakistan’s Hand in the Rise of International Jihad

NY Times Environmental News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 9:31am
Sunni extremists are being recruited and trained to fight in conflicts abroad.









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