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Hurricane Katrina after five years: a symbolic funeral but anger lives on 0

Hurricane Katrina after five years: a symbolic funeral but anger lives on Ceremony was supposed to give victims closure, but that is difficult for many who fled and can’t afford to rebuild or return Chris McGreal in New Orleans  A

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Slow Violence and the BP Coverups 0

The Gulf Crisis is Not Over Three vanishing acts are being played out in the Gulf: the disappearing of the oil from the ocean surface by Corexit, the disappearing of the story by the media blockade, and the disappearing from

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Shell for oil pollution in Niger delta 0

Shell for oil pollution in Niger delta Oil giant blamed for 10% of 9m barrels leaked in 40 yearsReport claims rest of leaking oil caused by saboteurs John Vidal, environment editor Oil pipelines in Okrika, near Port Harcourt. The UNEP

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Now Atlantic is found to have huge ‘garbage patch’ 0

A huge expanse of floating plastic debris has been documented for the first time in the North Atlantic Ocean. The size of the affected area rivals the “great Pacific garbage patch” in the world’s other great ocean basin, which generated

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Coal-fired power stations win reprieve 0

Coal-fired power stations win reprieveExclusive: Government’s decision to put pollution standards ‘on hold’ raises possibility of dirtiest coal plants going ahead  David Cameron and Nick Clegg campaigned for carbon emission cuts at Kingsnorth power station while in opposition. Photograph: Gareth

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China: Zhouqu landslide, a man made disaster 0

ide happened in Zhouqu in Gansu province. According to official Xinhua news, the disaster has so far taken away 127 people’s lives and 1,294 people reported missing. Since there is very limited information from official media outlets, Woeser’s coordinated a

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Women of the Storm 0

  “Be the One,” a campaign urging citizens to petition the Congress towards passing and funding a comprehensive Gulf Coast restoration plan, has drawn criticism from some who point to the group’s corporate oil and gas industry backers. Brenden DeMelle

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Bolivia logra que la ONU declare al agua como derecho humano 0

El sexagésimo cuarto período de sesiones de la Asamblea General de Naciones Unidas (ONU) aprobó ayer una histórica resolución, a iniciativa de Bolivia, que reconoce al agua potable y al saneamiento básico como derechos humanos universales y coronó una intensa

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States urged to support rights to water and sanitation 0

 The UN said an estimated 884 million people lack access to safe drinking water © UNHCR /S. Schulman Amnesty International has called on all United Nations (UN) members to uphold the rights to water and sanitation, after the General Assembly voted

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Gulf of Mexico Presents Unprecedented Toxicity Problems

If you’re living in the U.S., particularly within a thousand miles of the Gulf, you need to detoxify your body now. Here’s why: Crude oil is packed with a toxic chemical called benzene. Even in small amounts, benzene is associated

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