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U.S., Brazil Nearing Approval of Genetically Engineered Trees
WASHINGTON, Aug 20 2014 (IPS) - The U.S. and Brazilian governments are moving into the final stages of weighing approval for the commercialisation of genetically engineered eucalyptus trees, moves that would mark the first such permits anywhere in the world.
Just like Charleston, West Virginia last fall another major metropolitan area this morning finds itself unable to access healthy drinking water. Toledo, Ohio and a large area surrounding the city have been warned not to drink the water due to toxins in Lake Erie water derived from an algae bloom. In the case of Charleston, 300,000 people went without clean drinking water for months due to a leak from a chemical tank upstream from their drinking water intake on the Fox River. In Toledo this morning 500,000 people plus are without potable water.
Company, EPA lapses lead to hazards on the Eleven Point River
Coastal Energy’s set of tanks overlook the dry headwaters of the Eleven Point River on April 13, 2014. The tanks have drawn the ire of some residents because of their proximity to the river. Photo by Jack Suntrup
Change Within: The Obstacles We Face Are Not Just External
April 24, 2014
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
This is a story about bad timing.
The Joplin Globe
March 26, 2014
People living near the Current and Jacks Fork rivers are unhappy with a recommended management plan for the park, and they’re pushing to remove those rivers from the federal control the park has been under for 50 years.
A similar proposal has been introduced in Congress by U.S. Rep. Jason Smith, R-Mo.
Missouri House keeps funding for park takeover
Chris Blank, The Associated Press
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Money for a possible state takeover of a southeastern Missouri park remains in next year’s proposed state operating budget, but funding for expanding the Medicaid health care program for the poor was left out.
MIDKIFF: Fuel tanks threaten a pristine Missouri river
By Ken Midkiff
COLUMBIA, Mo 3/19/14 (Op Ed) -- Near the Willow Springs, Missouri headwaters of the Eleven Point River -- an Ozark National Scenic River, a National Wild and Scenic River, and a favorite float stream -- Coastal Energy has a tank farm.