From the News Wires

Eat: Into the Wild

NY Times Environmental News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 3:46am
The pleasure of a picnic is in the friction between nature and culture.







Michael Heizer’s Big Work and Long View

NY Times Environmental News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 2:00am
The sculptor and earth artist says of “City,” the monumental project he has built in the Nevada desert since the 1970s, “It’s basically done.”







Living In: East Brunswick, N.J.: Community Gardens, Parks and Highways

NY Times Environmental News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 1:59am
Strip malls and commercial towers coexist with recreation areas and gardens in the central New Jersey township of East Brunswick.







MSNBC: Aura Bogado Discusses Changing Demographics of US

Race Wire - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 7:45pm

Colorlines News Editor Aura Bogado appeared on MSNBC's Changing America, hosted by Maria Teresa Kumar, to discuss changing demographics in the United States. Aura is joined by Roque Planas, Huffington Post reporter.

Kendrick Lamar Honored By The California State Senate

Race Wire - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 7:45pm

Lamar was named the 35th District's "generational icon." 

Stephanie Mills Returns Home in NBC's 'The Wiz Live!'

Race Wire - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 7:45pm

The powerful vocalist will perform in the classic musical once again.

Cristela Alonzo Opens Up About Her Show Being Cancelled

Race Wire - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 7:45pm

The star of the ABC sitcom expresses her gratitude and her views on what "Cristela" accomplished. 

No Charges for Madison Cop Who Killed 19-Year-Old Tony Robinson Jr.

Race Wire - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 7:45pm

The 19-year-old was killed by Madison police officer Matt Kenny on March 6.

More People Moved in the Foreclosure Crisis Than During the Great Migration

Race Wire - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 7:45pm

What if we thought about the foreclosure crisis as a migration issue, and not just as a housing one?

'Southern Rites' Documentary Examines a Town's Sharp Racial Divide

Race Wire - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 7:45pm

In Mongomery County, Georgia, which held segregated proms until 2009, a case of a white town leader killing a black man sounds all too familiar.

'Marley' The Musical Travels to Baltimore

Race Wire - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 7:45pm

Kwame Kwei-Armah brings the late great Marley's life and work to the city stage. 

Some Upset Over Marilyn Mosby Attending #Rally4Peace Concert

Race Wire - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 7:45pm

According to a number of tweeters,  Maryland State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby attending a show dedicated to healing means that she's biased against police. 

News Analysis: Alaska’s Tricky Intersection of Obama’s Energy and Climate Legacies

NY Times Environmental News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 6:14pm
President Obama’s move to open up Arctic waters to oil and gas drilling as he pursues an ambitious plan to fight climate change illustrates the tensions in his environmental agenda.







Shell’s Record Adds to the Anger of Those Opposing Arctic Drilling

NY Times Environmental News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 6:04pm
Environmentalists cited past problems with a drilling rig’s running aground in 2012. But the company said it had revamped its operation and had better contingency plans.







Dot Earth Blog: Potent New Nepal Earthquake Compounds Relief and Rebuilding Challenge

NY Times Environmental News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:56am
A new and potent earthquake strikes Nepal halfway between Kathmandu and Mount Everest.







Tonawanda Coke agrees to pay penalties, upgrade its plant.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 7:00am
Tonawanda Coke, a company one federal official described as an “environmental outlaw,” moved a step closer Monday to resolving the criminal and civil cases accusing it of spewing cancer-causing benzene into the air.

Revealed: FBI violated its own rules while spying on Keystone XL opponents.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 7:00am
The FBI breached its own internal rules when it spied on campaigners against the Keystone XL pipeline, failing to get approval before it cultivated informants and opened files on individuals protesting the construction of the pipeline in Texas.

Nigeria: Farmers take Shell to court over oil spill impact in Bayelsa.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 7:00am
According to the farmers, they were excluded from a Joint Investigation Visit to probe the impact of the spill despite their attempt to draw the attention of the team to their impacted farms.

First Nations use contaminated fish to protest dam project.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 7:00am
The band said a recent study concluded that 98 per cent of their fish samples contain mercury levels above provincial guidelines.

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