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Save British Columbia's Fish Lake From an Open-Pit Mine!

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Dear Larry, There is only a week left to have your say on Taseko’s proposed open-pit mine at pristine  Fish Lake, a sacred place of ceremony and gathering for the  Tsilqhot’in people  and the  heart of a watershed that supports unique rainbow trout, at-risk grizzly bears, and  sustainable  local economies that respect the ecosystem.  Take action.

Keep Arsenic out of the Water at Virden, Manitoba, Canada! An Open Letter to Manitoba's Minister of Environment

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by John Fefchak Dear Minister Mackintosh.  Your department staff  says it's OK to get rid of arsenic into a surface water source. However,  this only leads to more questions that  need answers. (Photo, l. courtesy of Food & Water Watch)

Why This Year's Gulf Dead Zone Is Twice As Big As Last Year's

Mother Jones First, the good news: The annual " dead zone " that smothers much of the northern Gulf of Mexico—caused by an oxygen-sucking algae bloom mostly fed by Midwestern farm runoff—is smaller this year than…Now, for the bad news... Details here.