Cargo ship spills carbolic acid in Yangtze River

By AFP It is the nation’s second water pollution scare in a month, after factories in the southern region of Guangxi contaminated water supplies for millions with toxic cadmium and other waste in January. The ship, reportedly South Korean, was docked in Zhenjiang city on the Yangtze river last Thursday when it leaked phenol — … Continue reading Cargo ship spills carbolic acid in Yangtze River

Anonymous engages in symbolic takedown of CIA website

By Russia Today Traditionally known as F*ckFBIFriday, this weekend’s eve turned into F*ckCIAFriday, as hacktivists downed the official website for the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States cia.gov. ­At approximately 3:10 p.m. Eastern time one of twitter accounts related to the hackers’ group announced “cia.gov DOWN. #UMAD?#Anonymous.” The CIA website became the latest victim … Continue reading Anonymous engages in symbolic takedown of CIA website

Farmers speak out against GMOs

By Julia Moskin / The New York Times News Service Silent in flannel shirts and ponytails, farmers from Saskatchewan and South Dakota, Mississippi and Massachusetts lined the walls of a packed federal courtroom in Manhattan last week, as their lawyers told a judge that they were no longer able to keep genetically modified crops from their … Continue reading Farmers speak out against GMOs

Pipeline rupture contaminates river in Venezuela

By the Associated Press CARACAS, Venezuela — Crude oil that spilled from a ruptured pipeline has blackened a river in eastern Venezuela, and the state oil company said workers are containing the spill. Workers have removed a “good percentage of the crude” from the Guarapiche River in Monagas state, said Ramiro Ramirez, environmental director of … Continue reading Pipeline rupture contaminates river in Venezuela

Canadian government decides poisoning wolves will save caribou from tar sands

By Jeremy Symons / National Wildlife Federation The toll of tar sands development has been largely hidden hundreds of miles to the North. Canadian forests once provided the last undisturbed refuge in North America for migrating songbirds, ducks and geese, and the vast stretches of wilderness in northern Alberta have been ideal for wild wolves … Continue reading Canadian government decides poisoning wolves will save caribou from tar sands

Militant group MEND issues bomb threats against South African corporations

By Emma Amaize / Vanguard After cessation of hostilities for some months in the Niger-Delta, the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger-Delta, MEND, weekend, threatened to bomb telecommunication giant, MTN, SACOIL and other  investments of South Africa  in Nigeria because of alleged  interference of President Jacob Zuma in its struggle for justice in the … Continue reading Militant group MEND issues bomb threats against South African corporations

Wahgoshig First Nation wins injunction against corporate gold drillers

By Tanya Talaga / Toronto Star When members of Wahgoshig First Nation spotted a drilling crew on what they say is a sacred burial site, they demanded to know who the strangers were and what they were doing. The Wahgoshig, whose Algonquin reserve of 19,239 acres is 113 km east of Timmins, running south from … Continue reading Wahgoshig First Nation wins injunction against corporate gold drillers

NOAA study: Natural gas could be as bad for climate as coal

By Jeff Tollefson / Nature When US government scientists began sampling the air from a tower north of Denver, Colorado, they expected urban smog — but not strong whiffs of what looked like natural gas. They eventually linked the mysterious pollution to a nearby natural-gas field, and their investigation has now produced the first hard … Continue reading NOAA study: Natural gas could be as bad for climate as coal

Majority of protected tropical forests “empty” due to hunting

By Jeremy Hance, mongabay.com Protected areas in the world’s tropical rainforests are absolutely essential, but one cannot simply set up a new refuge and believe the work is done, according to a new paper in Bioscience. Unsustainable hunting and poaching is decimating tropical forest species in the Amazon, the Congo, Southeast Asia, and Oceana, leaving … Continue reading Majority of protected tropical forests “empty” due to hunting

Judges allow Indians to remain on ancestral land

By Survival International Judges in Brazil have allowed a Guarani community to stay on its ancestral land, which it reoccupied having been forced to live in a makeshift camp for over a year and a half. The judges have suspended an eviction order which threatened to force the Indians to leave their land and face … Continue reading Judges allow Indians to remain on ancestral land

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