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Sunday, August 31, 2014

environmental news stories sunday

for those pesky little stories that you won't hear bandied about on the corporate milquetoast media. hot harbinger:

torrid summer a glimpse into region's future. heat, massive wildfires and violent thunderstorms: the summer of 2014 will be remembered for its intensity and disruption. climate scientists say it is also a look into the future - spokane spokesman review

climate change major threat to human health. the world health organisation is warning climate change is the greatest threat to human health this century. it has just concluded its first-ever global conference on climate change, and a new zealand doctor who was there says the effects of a warming world are already being felt - auckland tv3

cape cod's namesake fish population rapidly disappearing. there aren't enough cod left on cape cod. that soon becomes evident to the tourists crowding an observation deck to watch fishermen unload their boats in this picturesque harbor sheltered from the ocean by sandy dunes - latte times

corporate farms get blame as key water-pollution culprit. while people in toledo may think of lake erie water quality as a sewage or factory issue, it is increasingly an agricultural land-use issue. a ohio task force has been studying the phosphorus problem, which has been trending upward since 1995, when the first major bloom of toxic microcystis algae was detected in western lake erie since the 1970s. - toledo blade

california to ban plastic bags statewide. california is saying goodbye to plastic bags. the statewide ban was one of several historic bills sent to the governor's desk before state lawmakers wrapped up their two-year session. this will make california the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags - palm springs kesq

landmark groundwater reform headed to governor’s desk. in a move that some believed may never happen in california, state legislators approved three bills that would — for the first time — regulate the state’s vast underground water resources. groundwater is california’s “underground reservoir,” providing as much as 60 percent of the state’s water supply during drought years. - kqed

actor and activist leonardo dicaprio has taken to his twitter to promote his opposition against tar sands oil production in alberta, canada. - ecorazzi

a deadly brain-eating bacteria has been found thriving in a louisiana parish water supply serving more than 12,000 people. -daily mail

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