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Gold Mine Exploration Begins on Western Shoshone Lands

Western Shoshone predicted that once the Bureau of Land Management seized and removed the horses of Carrie and Mary Dann, that new gold mining explorations would begin, poisoning their waterways and destroying their sacred sites. >> Read the Full Article

Two Thousand Evacuated, Federal Officials to Sue, After Gas Leak from State Oil Company on Mexico's Gulf Coast; Accident is Company's Fourth in Five Weeks

An unknown amount of liquid gas leaked from a pipeline operated by Mexico's state oil company and spread to at least two rivers in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz, prompting the evacuation of 2,000 people, officials said Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Broken Pipeline Spills Oil into Kentucky River; Amount Not Yet Known

An oil pipeline broke and spilled crude oil into the Kentucky River early Wednesday, creating a miles-long slick along the tributary of the Ohio River. >> Read the Full Article

Human Rights Watch Targets Meat, Poultry Producers in New Report

In a blistering report on conditions facing workers in the nation's meat and poultry industries, a human-rights-advocacy group Tuesday said that companies systematically abuse workers' rights as the government fails to uphold them. >> Read the Full Article

At Least 14 Killed as Kenyan Tribes Clash over Scarce Water Supplies

Kikuyu and Maasai tribal fighters armed with machetes and spears clashed over scarce water supplies in central Kenya, killing at least 14 people in two days of fighting, police said Monday. >> Read the Full Article

According to Report, River Erosion Lowering Water Levels on Lake Michigan, Lake Huron

Lake Huron and Lake Michigan are losing vast amounts of water because of erosion from a decades-old dredging project, according to a new study. >> Read the Full Article

Jordi Honey-Roses, Butterfly Protector, InterActivates

Today in Grist: Jordi Honey-Rosés of WWF answers Grist's questions -- in InterActivist. >> Read the Full Article

San Francisco Ponders Ecology Tax for Grocery Bags

San Francisco, which has long prided itself on environmentally friendly policies, is debating whether it should become the first U.S. city to tax grocery bags to encourage recycling. >> Read the Full Article

Ecuador Foreign Ministry Says Colombian Anti-Drug Spraying Not Harming Border Region

A scientific study shows that Colombia's aerial spraying of drug crops has not contaminated Ecuador's border region, the foreign ministry said Monday. >> Read the Full Article

Report Says Global Warming at Critical Point

Global warming is approaching the point of no return, after which widespread drought, crop failure and rising sea levels will be irreversible, an international climate change task force warned Monday. >> Read the Full Article