Saturday, November 18, 2017

Keystone Pipeline Leaks 210,000 Gallons of Oil in South Dakota

Keystone Pipeline Leaks 210,000 Gallons of Oil in South Dakota. By MITCH SMITH and JULIE BOSMANNOV. 16, 2017, NYTimes.



Full Story: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/16/us/keystone-pipeline-leaks-south-dakota.html

Toxic algae: Once a nuisance, now a severe nationwide threat | Hosted

A small minority of farms participate in federal programs that promote practices to reduce fertilizer runoff. That is why the needed measures to control soluble reactive phosphorus CANNOT BE VOLUNTARY but MUST BE MANDATORY! Small family farmers need to be assisted by compensation paid by large factory farms!

Algae floats in the water at the Maumee Bay State Park marina in Lake Erie in Oregon, Ohio, on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. Pungent, ugly and often-toxic algae is spreading across U.S. waterways, even as the government spends vast sums of money to help farmers reduce fertilizer runoff that helps cause it. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Paul Sancya, ASSOCIATED PRESS

Toxic algae: Once a nuisance, now a severe nationwide threat | Hosted

Docs: US Steel sought to keep chemical spill secret

Self regulation by the industry is a BAD idea - and in many cases it is the only oversight: Are we just all dumb cattle?


The United States Steel Gary Works plant juts out of the landscape at the south end of the beach at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore October 12, 2007 in Gary, Indiana. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Docs: US Steel sought to keep chemical spill secret

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

TONIGHT: Age of Consequences

Tonight at 6:30pm at Siena Heights University, Science Building, Room 131, the 5th Environmental Documentary Series will show: The Age of Consequences. The feature runs for 80 minutes and investigates the connection between climate change and social unrest, conflict and war. More info at: http://theageofconsequences.com/

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