The Wall: Documenting the environmental and social impact at the border

By Mariana Martínez The walls that divide Mexico and the United States, designed to contain undocumented immigration and the traffic of drugs and weapons, will also be responsible for the diminishing of one of the most important ecosystems in the Tijuana-San Diego region: the Tijuana River Estuary. This ecological disaster, that began with […]
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Negative environment leads to lows in classroom – NWI.com

Students in classrooms lacking sufficient materials and whose teachers feel stressed and unappreciated by colleagues fare worse academically and are more likely to experience mental health issues, according to a study released Wednesday by University of …
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Sen. Hays touts double duty of Citizens bill: Protect the environment and fix the program – MiamiHerald.com

Environmental and tea party groups stood behind Sen. Alan Hays , R-Umatilla, on Friday to promote a Citizens Property Insurance reform bill that would prohibit the state-run insurer from writing policies for new construction or renovations along Florida’s …
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Biological index would measure Barnegat Bay’s health – Morris County Daily Record

For years, environmental advocates have called for tough standards on the amount of nutrients entering the bay — mostly nitrogen compounds from fertilizer and stormwater runoff that, over time, alter bay ecology at a basic level. “The sea grass begins to …
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India: Tribunal ruling against Coca-Cola

The local assembly in the state of Kerala yesterday approved a bill setting up a tribunal to look into compensation claims by residents complaining that a Coca-Cola bottling plant caused environmental damage.
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State government, environment budgets targeted in GOP plan – Woodbury Bulletin

ST. PAUL — Senate Republicans say they want to spend $34.3 billion in the next two years, about the same as in the current budget. ST. PAUL — Senate Republicans say they want to spend $34.3 billion in the next two years, about the same as in the current …
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Minimal radiation at Kuantan plant, says Aussie miner

KUALA LUMPUR, March 10 — Australian mining company Lynas Corporation moved last night to allay fears that its new refinery in Kuantan may repeat the environmental damage of Malaysia’s last rare earth plant, which is still being cleaned up nearly two decades after it was shut down. Speaking to The Malaysian Insider, corporate and business …
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US GOLD – Comex gold, silver sell-off in stronger dollar, softer oil environment – FXStreet.com

New York 10/03/2011 – Gold and silver on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange underwent a noteworthy correction on Thursday as the dollar strengthened, oil prices dropped and fund managers saw an opportunity to book profits. Silver posted …
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Canaccord Genuity Maintains a ‘Hold’ on U.S. Ecology (ECOL); Fundamentals Improving, Valuation Keeps Us On Sidelines – StreetInsider.com

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Rev. Chuck Currie: The Gospel of Protecting the Environment

We must continue to lift our voices in opposition to those who would harm the environment. The Gospel of Sarah Palin cannot be allowed to overcome to teachings contained in Scripture.
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