Environment

Drinking coffee in the U.S.? Worry about forests in Vietnam, study says

malavikavyawahare - MongaBay - Creative Commons (MongaBay) - The U.S.’s thirst for coffee drives forest loss in central Vietnam, while Germany’s craving for cocoa is doing the same in West Africa, a landmark study that...

The nine boundaries humanity must respect to keep the planet habitable

(MongaBay) - Glenn Scherer - MongaBay - Creative Commons  All life on Earth, and human civilization, are sustained by vital biogeochemical systems, which are in delicate balance. However, our species — due largely to rapid population...

Barn fire kills giraffes in suburban D.C. zoo

(The AEGIS Alliance) - A couple of giraffes died Monday due to a barn fire at a suburban zoo in Washington, D.C. Roer's Zoofari in Vienna, Virginia, grieved the fatality of a giraffe called Waffles...

Magnitude 7.3 earthquake strikes near site of Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan

(The AEGIS Alliance) - TOKYO, JAPAN - A magnitude 7.3 earthquake rocked off the coast of Japan's Fukushima prefecture on Saturday where one of the world's worst nuclear disasters happened nearly a decade ago. https://youtu.be/gHnF3MOkjNg The...

Hackers Tried to Poison a Florida City’s Water Supply

(The AEGIS Alliance) - OLDSMAR, FLORIDA - Officials are investigating after somebody hacked into and took control of the city water treatment facility's computer system and attempted to drastically increase the water’s sodium hydroxide content...

Former Michigan Governor Rick Snyder facing neglect charges over Flint water crisis

(The AEGIS Alliance) - Former Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is facing charges of two counts of willful neglect of duty due to the Flint water crisis, online court documents reveal. The crisis that started...

Former Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, other officials to be charged for role in Flint water crisis

(The AEGIS Alliance) - Reports have emerged that former Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and other administration officials are expected to be charged in connection with the years-long Flint water crisis. The crisis that started...

Thousands in Colorado without heat in freezing weather after vandals attack gas system

(The AEGIS Alliance) - Thousands of people in Aspen, Colorado are without power. The weather is near zero. The power is out due to vandals and possible environmental activists attacking the gas supply to...
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