From the News Wires

No one saw this new lead threat to N.J. children.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Fri, 07/15/2016 - 7:00am
A relatively new, single-home community in suburban West Deptford Township was built atop remnants of lead-acid car batteries. Amongst the tangle of potential responsible parties someone should have known about the waste before the homes were built.

Site C damage is not theoretical.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Fri, 07/15/2016 - 7:00am
At a time when climate change and other factors raise concerns about our food supply, the Site C dam will take 13,000 hectares of agricultural land out of production, irreversibly alter ecosystems and has serious ramifications for First Nations’ rights and territories.

Oakland’s Cruel Attack on Homeless Recyclers

Street Spirit News - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 9:07pm
At a time when homelessness is a nationwide epidemic, Oakland officials are shutting down Alliance Recycling and cruelly depriving poor and homeless recyclers of their livelihood. Since they cannot do so by invoking race and class, Oakland officials are criminalizing an entire class of people by outlawing their profession.

Which 5 Performers Of Color Did The Emmys Snub This Year?

Race Wire - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 8:35pm

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced its 68th list of nominees today. Who was left out? 

Congress Passes Law to Treat Opioid Addiction as Health Crisis

Race Wire - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 8:35pm

Where was this foresight during the crack epidemic?

Phoebe Robinson's New 'Sooo Many White Guys' Podcast Highlights Creators from Marginalized Groups

Race Wire - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 8:35pm

The comedian and "2 Dope Queens" co-host's new podcast debuted yesterday via WNYC.

Chance The Rapper Honors Muhammad Ali in This Must-See ESPYs Performance

Race Wire - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 8:35pm

Jamila Woods, Donnie Trumpet and a gospel choir joined Chance for a stirring ode to the boxer and racial justice advocate.

First Openly Gay World Boxing Title Contender Dedicates Fight to Pulse Orlando Victims

Race Wire - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 8:35pm

Orlando Cruz, who lives in Puerto Rico, lost four friends in the nightclub massacre.

Huffington Post Counts 811 Jail Cell Deaths Since Sandra Bland

Race Wire - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 8:35pm

The site plans to continually update the database as more police custody deaths are uncovered.

Carla Hayden is Our Nation's First Black Female Librarian of Congress

Race Wire - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 8:35pm

Dr. Hayden formerly served as the CEO of Baltimore's Enoch Pratt Free Library.

WATCH: LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and More Open ESPYs With Anti-Violence Plea

Race Wire - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 8:35pm

Dwyane Wade: “The racial profiling has to stop. The shoot to kill mentality has to stop. Not seeing the value of Black and Brown bodies has to stop.”

Alicia Keys, Beyoncé and More Name '23 Ways' Black People Have Lost Their Lives to Racist Violence

Race Wire - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 8:35pm

Mic partnered up with Keys and her We Are The Movement organization for this recreation of its previous "23 Everyday Actions" video.

Singer Says 'All Lives Matter' During MLB All-Star Game Pre-Show

Race Wire - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 8:35pm

The Tenors says member Remigio Pereira changed the lyrics to “O Canada” to “serve his own political views.”

Trilobites: After 300 Years of Collecting, Nearly 12,000 Amazon Tree Species Are Found

NY Times Environmental News - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 2:34pm
Researchers analyzed hundreds of thousands of samples in digitized museum collections to produce an estimate of species in the South American rain forest.

California releases plan to extend cap and trade through 2050.

Climate Change News (Offsite) - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 7:00am
California Gov. Jerry Brown's administration yesterday released a plan to extend the state's landmark cap-and-trade program in a bid to slash greenhouse gas emissions through midcentury.

VIDEO: Proposed Entergy power plant in New Orleans East environmental injustice.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 7:00am
Community and environmental groups opposed to a proposed Entergy power plant in New Orleans East are calling it an environmental injustice to people living near the site.

Navassa, North Carolina: Cleaning up a century of pollution.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 7:00am
What will happen once the creosote contamination is cleaned up at the former wood-treatment site here? The town will have a say in answering that question.

Call for more Indigenous people to help manage homelands.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 7:00am
Scientists are urging the Federal Government to help more Indigenous people move back into their homelands, to help improve the management of some of Australia's most pristine landscapes and biodiversity hotspots.

Federal study highlights corrosive potential of Maine groundwater.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 7:00am
Tests by the U.S. Geological Survey show that Maine households could be at a higher risk of exposure to harmful levels of lead or other metals, depending on the age of their plumbing systems.

NJ adopts rules for testing lead in school drinking water.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 7:00am
The state Board of Education adopted new rules for lead testing in schools on Wednesday that require districts to test all drinking water sources within a year.

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