Up to 40% of amphibian species facing “imminent extinction”

By Jason Koebler / U.S. News and World Report If you happen to see a frog hopping around in your back yard, take a good look— it might not be around for much longer. Ecologists are increasingly warning that due to habitat destruction, widespread infectious disease and climate change, amphibians are facing “extinction in real … Continue reading Up to 40% of amphibian species facing “imminent extinction”

Coalition Intends to Sue EPA for Failure to Enforce Clean Water Act at Power Plant

from Milwaukee Riverkeeper Yesterday, the Cleaner Valley Coalition, of which Milwaukee Riverkeeper is a member, called on the EPA to take stronger steps to clean up pollution at the We Energies Menomonee Valley coal-fired power plant. Two members of the Coalition – the Sierra Club and its attorneys, Midwest Environmental Advocates (MEA), filed a Notice … Continue reading Coalition Intends to Sue EPA for Failure to Enforce Clean Water Act at Power Plant

Dow and Monsanto Set to Team Up to Reintroduce Agent Orange Pesticide in the MidWest

from http://earthfirstnews.wordpress.com/ Cross Posted from Op Ed News In a match that some would say was made in hell, the nation’s two leading producers of agro-chemicals have joined forces in a partnership to reintroduce the use of the herbicide 2, 4-D, one half of the infamous defoliant Agent Orange, which was used by American forces to clear jungle … Continue reading Dow and Monsanto Set to Team Up to Reintroduce Agent Orange Pesticide in the MidWest

Weyerhaeuser subsidiary joins with Palomar College to desecrate Indian village and burial site

By Ahni, Intercontinental Cry Tomkav, a Luiseno village and burial site in Northern San Diego County, is being happily desecrated by developers working for Pardee Homes (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Weyerhaeuser Corporation) and Palomar College in San Marcos, CA. On the morning of February 23, 2012, a group of bulldozers arrived to begin work on … Continue reading Weyerhaeuser subsidiary joins with Palomar College to desecrate Indian village and burial site

Ocean acidification may be worse now than during last four major mass extinctions

By Agence France-Presse High levels of pollution may be turning the planet’s oceans acidic at a faster rate than at any time in the past 300 million years, with unknown consequences for future sea life, researchers said Thursday. The acidification may be worse than during four major mass extinctions in history when natural pulses of … Continue reading Ocean acidification may be worse now than during last four major mass extinctions

Major river in India flowing from occupied Tibet mysteriously dries up

By Agence France-Presse A major river in India’s northeast that originates in Tibet has suddenly dried up, triggering speculation that China might be responsible, a local official told AFP on Thursday. The Brahmaputra has its source in China’s southwestern Tibet region where it is known as the Yarlung Tsangpo, and it enters India in the … Continue reading Major river in India flowing from occupied Tibet mysteriously dries up

Scientists double estimates of Fukushima cesium discharge to 40 quadrillion becquerels

By Akiko Okazaki / The Asahi Shimbun A mind-boggling 40,000 trillion becquerels of radioactive cesium, or twice the amount previously thought, may have spewed from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant after the March 11 disaster, scientists say. Michio Aoyama, a senior researcher at the Meteorological Research Institute, released the finding at a … Continue reading Scientists double estimates of Fukushima cesium discharge to 40 quadrillion becquerels

Giant corporation converting Sumatran tiger habitat into tissues and paper packaging

By Fiona Harvey / The Guardian The habitat of the endangered Sumatran tiger is being rapidly destroyed in order to make tissues and paper packaging for consumer products in the west, new research from Greenpeace shows. A year-long investigation by the campaigning group has uncovered clear evidence, independently verified, that appears to show that ramin … Continue reading Giant corporation converting Sumatran tiger habitat into tissues and paper packaging

Mining corporations sweeping globe in search of profits, devastating landbases and communities

By John Vidal / The Guardian The global mining, oil and gas industries have expanded so fast in the last decade they are now leading to large-scale “landgrabbing” and threatening farming and water supplies, according to a report by environment and development groups in Europe, Africa and India. “The catalogue of devastation is growing. We … Continue reading Mining corporations sweeping globe in search of profits, devastating landbases and communities

Grassroots movement forces shuttering of two Chicago coal plants

By Jeff Biggers In a move that should electrify the clean energy movement across the country, the tireless champions with the Chicago Clean Power Coalition have announced that Midwest Generation, a subsidiary of multinational giant Edison International, will soon shut down the Windy City’s two Model-T-era coal-fired plants. The historic victory, after a decade-long battle, … Continue reading Grassroots movement forces shuttering of two Chicago coal plants

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