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Firm behind Dakota Access pipeline faces intense scrutiny for series of leaks

Documents suggest that a major spill from the Rover pipeline in Ohio described as 2m gallons of ‘drilling fluids’ might now be more than twice as large

#dakotaaccess #oilindustry #environment

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Industry Meltdown: Is the Era of Nuclear Power Coming to an End?

From Europe to Japan to the U.S., nuclear power is in retreat, as plants are being shuttered, governments move toward renewables, and key companies face financial troubles. Even some of the industry’s biggest boosters believe nuclear is on the way out.

#nuclear #nuclearpower #energy #environment

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"EWG and Friends of the Earth are joining forces to demand that the Environmental Protection Agency update its far outdated pesticide residue standards and set stronger limits that will protect children from the dangerous effects of toxic pesticides."

#pesticides #epa #environment

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Celebrate Endangered Species Day! May 19, 2017

"Every year on the third Friday in May (and throughout the month), zoos, aquariums, parks, botanic gardens, wildlife refuges, museums, schools, community centers, conservation groups and other organizations throughout the country hold tours, special speaker presentations, exhibits, children’s activities and more to celebrate Endangered Species Day." from Endangered Species Coalition

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Finland voices concern over US and Russian climate change doubters

New chair of Arctic council calls for Paris treaty on global warming to be respected amid fears of commitment downgrade

Read the whole paper here:

#environment #climatechange #climatechangedeniers #globalwarming #finland #paristreaty

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#GreenDrinks mixer tonight 5/11/17 in #Ventura, CA! Join other environmentally-minded people at Green Drinks events all over the world!

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EPA removes half of scientific board, seeking industry-aligned replacements

Administrator Scott Pruitt, in choosing not to renew nine members’ terms, has ‘eviscerated’ board of scientific counselors, says chair

Read full paper here:

#environment #EPA #environmental science

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Tell EPA Administrator Pruitt: Don’t ignore the science on chlorpyrifos

We do not like to ingest pesticides -- we do not like it in our food. It is especially hard when you don't know what you are eating because food is not labeled or not labeled appropriately to educate consumers. Read up and make your own decision. This is on the EPA Website.

"Chlorpyrifos can cause cholinesterase inhibition in humans at high enough doses; that is, it can overstimulate the nervous system causing nausea, dizziness, confusion, and at very high exposures (e.g., accidents or major spills), respiratory paralysis and death."

More info:

#EPA #eathealthy #insecticides #pesticides

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Check out this 10 Hiking Essentials List!

Enjoy the outdoors and have fun while keeping safe!

#outdoors #environment #hiking #backpacking *
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