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TVA needs to clean up its act on Gallatin coal ash.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Thu, 02/16/2017 - 6:00am
Clean water is a sacred gift to be carefully protected. That protection and the health of the people and other creatures which depend upon it should be at the very top of TVA priorities.

Trump Signs First Major Rollback of Obama-Era Climate Regulations

Race Wire - Wed, 02/15/2017 - 9:27pm

The president did say that for every new regulation, he'd remove at least two.

BREAKING: Andrew Puzder Withdraws Nomination for Labor Secretary

Race Wire - Wed, 02/15/2017 - 9:27pm

Activists have been protesting his nomination since it was announced in December.

LISTEN: Issa Rae Talks Second Season of 'Insecure,' Oprah-Level Goals

Race Wire - Wed, 02/15/2017 - 9:27pm

Rae discusses these topics and more on WNYC Studios' "Sooo Many White Guys" podcast.

Octavia Spencer on Hollywood Diversity: 'The Tide Has Changed, But We Still Have a Ways to Go'

Race Wire - Wed, 02/15/2017 - 9:27pm

In a new Deadline interview, the actress discusses her "Hidden Figures" performance and actors of color's increased representation in this year's Oscar nominee pool.

Chicago School System Sues State for Allegedly Underfunding Education for Students of Color

Race Wire - Wed, 02/15/2017 - 9:27pm

“The State of Illinois maintains two separate and demonstrably unequal systems for funding public education.”

WATCH: Black Musician Befriends, Tries to Convert White Supremacists in 'Accidental Courtesy'

Race Wire - Wed, 02/15/2017 - 9:27pm

The documentary profiles Daryl Davis' attempts to turn active Ku Klux Klan members and other White nationalists away from hate—and his dispute with Black Baltimore-based activists about his methods.

Coal Power Plant on Navajo Nation Land Scheduled to Close

Race Wire - Wed, 02/15/2017 - 9:27pm

The generating station is a major employer of Navajo and Hopi people.

ICYMI: Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn Used the Worst Propaganda Ever to Vilify 1.6 Billion Muslims

Race Wire - Wed, 02/15/2017 - 9:27pm

An alarming video that Flynn quoted and forwarded on Twitter shows the former general's commitment to spreading anti-Muslim propaganda.

UPDATE: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Challenges Latest DAPL Move in Court

Race Wire - Wed, 02/15/2017 - 9:27pm

The tribe has filed a motion to expedite the case before oil starts flowing. 

Fast-Food Workers Continue to Protest Andrew Puzder's Labor Secretary Nomination

Race Wire - Wed, 02/15/2017 - 9:27pm

“By picking Puzder, Donald Trump has shown that instead of taking on the rigged economy, he wants to rig it up even more.”

Clean energy grows, but many of the poorest remain in the dark.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Wed, 02/15/2017 - 6:00am
Energy access, efficiency and renewables are on the rise in many developing nations, but in places like Sub-Saharan Africa, the energy situation is still grim.

Navajo Nation abandoned uranium mines cleanup gets $600 million.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Wed, 02/15/2017 - 6:00am
After 50 years, mining companies will pay for cleanup at 94 abandoned uranium mines on Navajo Nation.

Brussels wants EU states to share flak for GMO approvals.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Wed, 02/15/2017 - 6:00am
The European Commission wants to end the practice of national governments hiding behind the commission when controversial decisions are taken.

Absent federal policy, states take lead on animal welfare.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Wed, 02/15/2017 - 6:00am
With hard-won federal gains in the balance, states might be the next battleground for animal welfare reform.

As snow melts, Standing Rock tribes’ legal challenges dwindle.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Wed, 02/15/2017 - 6:00am
A new hearing calling for a halt in construction of the last leg of the energy project is scheduled for Feb. 27. Many believe it may be the tribes’ last legal hope.

Tribes expect job losses after closure of Navajo coal plant.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Wed, 02/15/2017 - 6:00am
Communities on the Navajo and Hopi Nations are bracing for what they say will be devastating economic fallout after the owners of a coal-fired power plant in Arizona decided to close the location.

Is the chicken industry rigged?

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Wed, 02/15/2017 - 6:00am
Inside Agri Stats, the poultry business’s secretive info-sharing service.

Latin America's cities sweat over health risks from urban heat.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Wed, 02/15/2017 - 6:00am
In cities across Latin America, haphazard development combined with heat pumped out by cars, factories and buildings is causing "urban heat islands", where city temperatures are higher than their surrounding areas.

Native American tribes make new court filing to stop Dakota Access pipeline.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Wed, 02/15/2017 - 6:00am
The filing calls the Army Corps of Engineers' action in issuing a final easement for the pipeline “arbitrary, capricious, and contrary to law.”

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