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5 Things You Might Wish You Never Found Out About This Morning

From the NSA to the Truth Fairy, here are the top 5 unfortunate stories in today’s news. [...]

Most American Rivers Are In Foul Condition

Yesterday, the Environmental Protection Agency released a report on the ecological health of American rivers and streams. It’s the first survey of its kind – and the results are not good.

Among the findings:

– 55 percent of the sampled sites are in poor condition for aquatic life

– 40 percent of rivers and streams [...]

Obama Administration Chooses To Ignore Science In Acid Rain Decision

The Obama Administration’s decision to block acid rain protections came decision came in spite of the acknowledgement by the EPA’s own scientists that the proposed pollution protections are necessary to prevent further ecological degradation of the waterways in the northeastern United States. [...]

Spread the Word: Tell us About Your Protest!

Ross the Keystone State activist writes in today to let us know about two upcoming protests:

1. On Thursday, October 14 from 4:30-6:00 pm at the intersection of 9th and Hamilton in Allentown, PA there will be an Anti-Fracking protest to protect Pennsylvania’s already-threatened groundwater:

Join Food & Water Watch, Clean Water Action and Gas [...]

Denis Feron, Environmental Fugitive

When Feron’s penny pinching pollution was discovered, he was arraigned on criminal charges, but instead of facing justice, Feron fled the country. It is believed that he is hiding out in Belgium. [...]

Mining Spews Mercury On America

Release of mercury and other toxic heavy metals, such as lead, increased from 2006 to 2007. The increase of lead was, as with mercury, due to mining. [...]

Crude Spill In Montana

This 25 mile-long oil spill will inflict a lot more damage than just delaying people who want to travel along a road. Much of the crude oil will run off into nearby streams, rivers and lakes. [...]