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US village in Alaska votes to relocate due to climate change.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 7:00am
A Native American village in the U.S. state of Alaska has voted to relocate its entire population of some 600 people due to the threat of rising seas, officials said on Thursday.

First Nations don't trust federal pipeline consultation, says Grand Chief.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 7:00am
Unlike the panel consultation yesterday, which was attended by more than 300 protesters, the defining element in the room today was silence. Only three Indigenous speakers turned up.

After dam victory, Brazil's Munduruku chief appeals for global support over land.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 7:00am
After a lengthy struggle, the Brazilian government announced earlier this month that it would suspend plans for the $9 billion Sao Luiz de Tapajos hydroelectric dam in the Amazon, citing likely impacts on indigenous people and the environment.

US EPA fines Harley-Davidson for emissions violations caused by 'super tuners.'

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 7:00am
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has fined the Harley-Davidson motorcycle company and ordered it to stop selling a "super tuner" device that thwarted clean air emissions standards while boosting the bikes' power.

HUD mortgage sales harm black neighborhoods, lawsuit says.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 7:00am
New York City homeowners filed a class action lawsuit on August 12 alleging that auctions of government-insured mortgages discriminate against predominately African-American neighborhoods.

Lawyer accused of fraud by U.S. in BP oil spill case is acquitted.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 7:00am
A prominent Texas lawyer was acquitted on Thursday of charges he made up thousands of fake clients to sue BP Plc for damages that the oil company caused in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill, court records show.

Clean river essential to Grassy Narrows' future.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 7:00am
Canada and Ontario should finally take action to begin the process of healing in a community that has sustained generations of injustice.

The flood brings us together. Let's not forget the divides.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 7:00am
The flood will serve only to exacerbate the vast differences of geography, economics and race in my community.

Insurers lag in preparing for climate change.

Climate Change News (Offsite) - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 7:00am
A couple of recent studies show the insurance industry still faces a lot of uncertainty in how it will address climate change.

Alaskan villagers deciding on relocation due to climate change.

Climate Change News (Offsite) - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 7:00am
A Native American village in the U.S. state of Alaska was poised on Wednesday to decide whether to relocate its entire population of some 600 people due to the threat of rising seas.

Indigenous Australians fight nuclear dump plan on 'sacred land.'

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 7:00am
South Australia is at the heart of a debate over the nation's nuclear future that highlights a familiar tension between quick economic gain and long-term custodianship of land occupied by Aboriginal people for more than 50,000 years.

More lead exposure testing, services for Detroit kids.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 7:00am
Between April and July, the Detroit Health Department said it has conducted 30 percent more lead tests for children than during the same period in 2015.

Insurers lag in preparing for climate change.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 7:00am
A couple of recent studies show the insurance industry still faces a lot of uncertainty in how it will address climate change.

Alaskan villagers deciding on relocation due to climate change.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 7:00am
A Native American village in the U.S. state of Alaska was poised on Wednesday to decide whether to relocate its entire population of some 600 people due to the threat of rising seas.

Haida strip two hereditary chiefs of titles for supporting Enbridge.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 7:00am
The rebuke came as the Haida Nation rejected what they say is a growing trend by companies to enlist the support of hereditary chiefs as a way of claiming broad First Nations support.

Tribal activists push White House to make Gold Butte a national monument.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 7:00am
In the late hour of the Obama administration, Native American tribes are ramping up pressure on the president to designate several national monuments on western lands that they consider sacred.

VIDEO: Ezra Prentice residents express health concerns.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 7:00am
A preliminary study done by a community development organization at the Ezra Prentice Apartments in Albany's south end shows more than half of the people who live here have asthma - and that's the least of their health concerns.

EPA says Albany oil terminal is violating air pollution standards.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 7:00am
The federal Environmental Protection Agency is saying a company that operates a major crude oil ship-loading terminal at the Port of Albany has run afoul of federal air pollution standards and has been emitting more ozone-producing compounds than they say they are.

Tribes considering legal options over Mille Lacs walleye quotas.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 7:00am
Gov. Mark Dayton's decision to keep Lake Mille Lacs open to catch-and-release walleye fishing after surpassing an agreed-upon harvest quota could lead to a lawsuit.

Court strikes blow to Laredo bag ban, local control.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 7:00am
A state appeals court has struck down a plastic bag ban in Laredo in a high-profile fight over local control that could ultimately impact similar laws in other Texas cities.

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