User: irge304 Topic: Environmental Justice Issues
Category: Indigenous People
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Australian billionaire launches campaign to boost school attendance 30.6.2016 New Kerala: World News
Melbourne, June 30 : Australian mining magnate Andrew Forrest has launched a campaign aimed at boosting school attendance in the outback.
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Last year was the deadliest ever for the world’s environmental activists 20.6.2016 Washington Post
A new report says the number of people killed worldwide in 2015 for opposing mining, logging and dams rose almost 60 percent from the previous year.
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'Last Cab to Darwin' strains to deal with end-of-life issues 17.6.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Coincidentally arriving in Los Angeles just a week after California’s End of Life Option Act went into effect, the Australian import “Last Cab to Darwin” provides an emotionally textured look at one older gent’s decision to take his waning life into his own resolute hands.

Although this stirring,...

EPA Gold King Mine coordinator retires as Animas water, soil tests begin 15.6.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
Environmental Protection Agency's Steve Way, who is the on-site coordinator at the Gold King and other mines contaminating Animas River headwaters, is retiring as the feds begin soil and water tests ahead of a Superfund cleanup.
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Editorial: Lies only make a stronger case for Bears Ears Monument 8.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
This is far from the first time that offensive efforts to support a political position have won no friends and redoubled the resolve of opponents. No, this is nothing to do with the fact that one person who opposes the anti-pornography crusade of certain members of the Utah Legislature somehow thinks he’s making any friends by sending every member of the House and Senate copies of his porn rag. Though the result is likely to be the same. Offense is given. Battle lines are more definitely drawn....
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Shadow of jailed ex-leader hangs over Peru election 3.6.2016 Washington Post: World
The shadow of an imprisoned former president looms over Sunday’s Peru election, which has become in many ways a referendum on the legacy of Alberto Fujimori’s iron-handed rule in the 1990s.
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Letter: Native Americans have a voice, and they're using it 27.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Utah Republicans work overtime to paint the image of a dictatorial President Obama making Bears Ears National Monument on a whim. This federal bogeyman scare tactic is getting as old and weak as the ruins so many desperately want to protect. They want to beat the anti-government drums so they can further entrench this poorly-informed mentality that gives them great political success in rural areas. In reality, this effort came from Native Americans who believe this land should be protected now a...
New Zealanders to pay $20 for cigarette pack under tax plan 26.5.2016 AP Business
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- Smokers in New Zealand will pay $20 for a pack of cigarettes under the government's budget plan released Thursday. Polluting industries will also get hit with higher taxes....
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New Zealanders to pay $20 for cigarette pack under tax plan 26.5.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Smokers in New Zealand will pay $20 for a pack of cigarettes under the government’s budget plan released Thursday. Polluting industries will also get hit with higher taxes. In its annual budget, the government forecasts that rising fiscal surpluses in coming years will allow it to begin paying down its […]
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Brazil’s new government may be less likely to protect the Amazon, critics say 22.5.2016 Washington Post: World
Authorities want to loosen regulations to reverse the country’s worst economic slump in decades.
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Indigenous reality remains grim as UN forum ends 21.5.2016 Washington Post: World
Indigenous languages are rapidly disappearing, leaders continue to be assassinated, youth suicides are on the rise and human rights are routinely disrespected, participants of a major United Nations forum said Friday.
Northern Minn.'s St. Louis River comes back to life, but it's still not in the clear 19.5.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The lake sturgeon are returning. Pollution levels are lower than they've been in years. And the Lake Superior waterway is in a tenuous period of revival after years of languishing under industrial decay.
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Gold King Mine spill issues dissected at conference 18.5.2016 Durango Herald
FARMINGTON – About 130 people gathered for the first day of a mining conference aimed at better understanding the environmental conditions facing the Animas and San Juan rivers.Hosted by the New Mexico Water Resource Research Institute, various local and municipal agencies throughout three...
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NOAA: Dungeness crab in peril from acidification 18.5.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

As levels of carbon dioxide rise in the atmosphere due to fossil fuel burning and other human-caused pollution, it changes water chemistry, hurting survival of crab larvae.
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Coal terminals: Now reject Longview’s 15.5.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

The coal-export terminal in Longview would be a losing proposition on every level, from the congestion, air pollution and derailment risks it would impose on residents all along the Columbia River coal-train route to the carbon emissions it would generate from China [“Coal terminal rejection affirms tribal rights,” Opinion, May 12]. All this for a […]
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Op-ed: Tribes' involvement would make Bears Ears monument historic and unique 15.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
By the time Congress passed the Antiquities Act in 1906, the indigenous population of America had been reduced by 97 percent. Yet the purpose of the 1906 law was to protect the prehistoric ruins and artifacts of indigenous peoples rather than the survivors of this campaign of genocide. In the entire 110-year history of the Antiquities Act, there has never been a Native American campaign for a national monument until now. Today, the Navajo, Hopi, Zuni, Ute Mountain Ute, and Uintah and Ouray Ute ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Historic scenes may fill windows of vacant spaces in downtown Durango 14.5.2016 Durango Herald
Vacant businesses on Main Avenue could transition from eyesores to story-telling tools under a plan to cover windows with vinyl decals of historic photos this summer. The Design Review Board approved the idea presented by city staff this week and asked that the window decals...
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Sioux tribes push to protect sacred Black Hills site Pe' Sla 12.5.2016 AP National
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) -- Rosebud Sioux member Russell Eagle Bear remembers feeling relief as night was falling at a sacred site in the Black Hills of South Dakota called Pe&apos; Sla. People had gathered to pray on a cold, windy evening in December 2012 just after a group of tribes completed the purchase of the roughly 3-square-miles of land....
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Agriculture cannot be sacrificed for clean water 11.5.2016 Seattle Times: Opinion

An “anti-farmer” ad campaign is little help in addressing pollution issues.
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The moral urgency of breaking free from fossil fuels 11.5.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

“Break free” actions around the world aim to break the stranglehold of the fossil-fuel industry.
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