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Panama City landfill fire still raging after four days

Panama City - An aggressive fire broke out on Tuesday March 19 at Panama City's main landfill, Cerro Patacón, causing panic and major health and environmental concerns. The fire has yet to be extinguished.
In the Media by Jeff Campagna - 3 comments

Unseen dangers from the Japanese tsunami may linger for decades

The debris from the tsunami which struck eastern Japan two years ago today could still be washing up on the western seaboard of Canada and the United States decades from now with, as yet, unknown consequences for marine life.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 12 comments

Fukushima two years on — The plight of 300,000 displaced Japanese

Monday March 11 is the second anniversary of the tsunami which inundated Japan’s eastern seaboard causing an estimated 16,000 deaths and the Fukushima nuclear disaster, a legacy that will last for generations.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 6 comments

Sharp rise in atmospheric CO2 levels in 2012 say US Scientists

US scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have reported a sharp leap in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels in 2012.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 4 comments

China: Grow now, clean up later

The South Africa-based Standard Bank announced that the future BRICS development bank will focus on financing infrastructure development projects, despite China claiming that it would shift its budget to energy efficiency and sustainable development.
In the Media by Valerie Benguiat

Extreme pollution doesn’t deter Chinese celebrations

Beijing - Record breaking levels of air pollution in China haven’t stopped people from buying and setting off thousands of fireworks for the Chinese New Year’s week-long festivities.
In the Media by Valerie Benguiat

Massachusetts town bans sales of bottled water

Concord - One of the oddest laws in the US that came into force January 1 was a ban on the sale of single serving bottled water by the town of Concord, Massachusetts. The ban is the result of a three-year campaign by activists.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 6 comments

Video: Greenpeace goes anime for its Detox campaign

The environmental activist organization known as Greenpeace has tapped into the popularity of Japanese anime for its "Detox Campaign."
In the Media by Can Tran

NASA: Antarctic sea ice grows – but the climate’s still changing

A NASA study has reported a rise in Antarctic sea ice. For cherry picking climate change deniers, it may be a neat counterweight to Arctic ice melt but, as the NASA study shows, Antarctic ice expansion is another worrying trend in global climate change.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 8 comments

Greenpeace says Fukushima radiation monitoring seriously flawed

Fukushima - International environmental campaigning organisation Greenpeace claims that Japanese government radiation monitoring stations in the city of Fukushima are seriously underestimating residual radiation levels and public health risks in and around Fukushima.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 8 comments
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Kelowna BC: Enbridge Takes Its Dog and Pony Show to Kelowna

Hundreds of protesters showed up in Kelowna today to demonstrate against the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway...
Jan 29, 2013 by Barbara McPherson - 1 comment


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