Sep 23 2011

Twitter Link Round-Up: FWS Makes New Strategy for Saving Turtles and Scientists on Trial in Italy for Failing to Predict Earthquake

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Afraid you missed something interesting in the world of environmental law?  Read on for a (non-comprehensive) list of articles posted on our Twitter feed @WMELSBlog.

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Aug 26 2011

Twitter Link Round-Up: An Earthquake in Virginia and the Keystone XL Pipeline Protest

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Afraid you missed something interesting in the world of environmental law?  Read on for a (non-comprehensive) list of articles posted on our Twitter feed @WMELSBlog.

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Apr 08 2011

Twitter Link Round-Up: Looming Government Shut Down and More Earthquakes

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Afraid you missed something interesting in the world of environmental law?  Read on for a (non-comprehensive) list of articles posted on our Twitter feed @WMELSBlog.

– TH: @TreeHugger After finding new “super bugs” in water in New Delhi, India, WHO says we are losing the battle http://bit.ly/i2nW38

– HP: @HuffPostGreen Gulf residents say dead sea turtles are left rotting on the beaches http://huff.to/hX7O5y (RT)

– TH: @TreeHugger Carbon offsets are resurrected http://bit.ly/h8DvoG

– NYT: @thecaucus Proposed changes to the Clean Air Act are part of the reason budget compromise is being held up http://nyti.ms/eHp8dt

– WaPo: @washingtonpost Interior Department announces that #ifgovernmentshutsdown they will be closing national parks http://wapo.st/hWCYHO Continue Reading »

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Mar 18 2011

Twitter Link Round-Up: Nuclear Fears in Japan Reach the Rest of the World

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Afraid you missed something interesting in the world of environmental law?  Read on for a (non-comprehensive) list of articles posted on our Twitter feed @WMELSBlog.

– NYT: @nytimesgreen Oil Industry to Form Safety Group http://bit.ly/f226y2 (RT)

– NG: @NATGEONEWS Comparing and contrasting the nuclear disaster unfolding in Japan with Chernobyl and Three Mile Island http://bit.ly/hXlcLH

– MJ: @MotherJones All indications point to the fact that the nuclear situation in #Japan is deteriorating: http://mojo.ly/gCbNSC (RT)

– MJ: @MotherJones The science and environmental impact of the earthquake in #Japan http://bit.ly/fILv3J

– NYT: @nytenvironment #Republicans restore Styrofoam cups and non-compostable utensils to House cafeteria http://nyti.ms/dJESob Continue Reading »

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Mar 14 2011

Earthquake in Japan Causes Explosion and Possible Meltdown in Nuclear Plant

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Satellite view of the coast around Sendai before (left) and after (right) the tsunami of 11 March. Source: NASA Earth Observatory

On Friday, Japan was devastated by a tsunami that was triggered by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake off the east coast. The wave hit Honshu Island, Japan causing huge amounts of flooding. So far, 300 bodies have been found with 86 confirmed as dead and over 300 still missing. Compounding the disaster, the earthquake triggered an explosion in Fukushima Daiichi Reactor 1 on Saturday, and in Reactor 3 this morning.  Those Japanese that remained in their homes near the nuclear plant continue to be evacuated from around the area as a meltdown seems more and more likely and radiation leaks out.  Already 11 people have been injured by the explosions, but the plant manager says that the inner containment wall remains intact. The crisis has caused a ripple of concern about nuclear power’s safety in general that has reached past Japan’s borders and begun to influence thoughts about nuclear policy in other countries, including the United States. President Obama has previously put nuclear power at the center of his plan for alternative energy sources. The administration has put forward government incentives and encouraged permits for nuclear plants as part of this plan. Now, Senator Lieberman (I-CT) and others have expressed concerns about moving forward with nuclear power in light of this disaster.  They are proposing that we take a closer look at how safe nuclear power plants really are in order to guard against a disaster like the one unfolding in Japan doesn’t happen here.  For ongoing updates on Fukushima plant, here is a great New York Times article. Continue Reading »

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