From the News Wires

Looking for lead (in all the wrong places).

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 7:00am
How disparity, cheating and conflicts plague Buffalo's sampling program for lead in drinking water.

Feds move oil & gas lease auctions online in effort to stifle opposition.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 7:00am
23.8 million acres of leases in Gulf of Mexico are being auctioned today amid protests from community activists and environmentalists.

The fight to save the world’s seas from China’s bloated fishing industry.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 7:00am
New data from environmental groups indicates that Chinese fishing ships are disguising their true location via cloaking devices, employing destructive fishing techniques and flouting the territorial boundaries of sovereign nations.

Study: Improperly treated water a 'plausible' cause of skin rashes in Flint.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 7:00am
People in Flint have been blaming painful itchy rashes on the city’s tap water. Many pinpoint the development of their skin irritation to the city’s switch to the Flint River as its tap water source. Now a panel of experts for the most part agrees.

As temperatures rocket, cities fight heat waves.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 7:00am
In the coming decades, heat waves will be longer, more frequent and more intense in many parts of the country, according to the 2014 National Climate Assessment.

Trudeau faces split aboriginal groups in Kinder Morgan ruling.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 7:00am
Conflicting native views underscore the delicate balance Trudeau must strike as he seeks to fulfill his promises of upholding aboriginal rights and responsible resource development while sparking growth in an economy reeling from plunging oil prices.

NH Supreme Court strikes lead paint expert witness in suit against landlords.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 7:00am
The legal bid by 20 Somali Bantu refugees and Manchester apartment residents to sue their landlord over lead paint contamination took a big hit Tuesday.

Flint's tainted water may have led to rashes and hair loss, investigation finds.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 7:00am
A months-long government investigation bolsters claims of residents in Flint, Michigan, that the city’s lead-tainted water led to a breakout of rashes and hair loss for residents.

Lawsuit filed in East Chicago lead contamination.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 7:00am
A resident of the city's West Calumet Housing Project is suing Mayor Anthony Copeland and the City of East Chicago over exposure to toxic chemicals found in and around her home.

Homeland.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 7:00am
Preserving culture is just as important as preserving glaciers and trees.

'We are protectors, not protesters': Why I'm fighting the North Dakota pipeline.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 7:00am
The Dakota Access pipeline threatens to destroy our sacred ground. I am defending the land and water of my people, as my ancestors did before me.

Commentary: After 525 years, it’s time to actually listen to Native Americans.

Climate Change News (Offsite) - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 7:00am
The center of the fight for our planet’s future shifts. But this week it’s on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation straddling the border between North Dakota and South Dakota.

California lawmakers perform balancing act to move climate legislation forward.

Climate Change News (Offsite) - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 7:00am
In this year’s debate over California climate policy, much of the attention has centered around a proposal to extend and expand the state’s mandate for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

In Crow Country, a water system brings new life.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 7:00am
A long-awaited compact, a massive water system and energized youth bring hope for Crow water woes. A Sacred Water story.

Culture and science merge in environmental research for Crow.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 7:00am
Adding cultural observations to Western science bolsters both the science and the tribe.

Commentary: After 525 years, it’s time to actually listen to Native Americans.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 7:00am
The center of the fight for our planet’s future shifts. But this week it’s on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation straddling the border between North Dakota and South Dakota.

South Florida's Seminole cowboys: Cattle is 'in our DNA.'

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 7:00am
The Seminole Tribe of Florida Inc. is a major player in the cattle industry.

Budget for birthrate program badly mishandled.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 7:00am
South Korea's fertility rate has dropped from 1.25 births per woman to 1.24 births per woman, even as the national government has pumped $134 billion fighting low fertility over the past decade.

Exide cleanup: Lead-contaminated soil to be removed from 2 L.A. schools, district says.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 7:00am
Amid public outcry, school officials said Monday that they will remove soil with elevated levels of the brain-damaging metal from two elementary schools near the closed Exide Technologies battery recycling plant.

How Zika could change the politics of late-term abortion.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 7:00am
The virus causes birth defects, a factor that might influence some views on abortion.

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