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This nine-lesson program was designed to excite kids about environmental health and empower them to take steps in their everyday lives to improve the environment for their community and reduce their [...]
Information about pests and pesticides commonly used in the US, including bed bugs, fleas and tics, triclosan, anti-microbial, etc. Includes health and safety, environmental effects, regulation, and [...]
Air Quality Presented by: Mansel Nelson, Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals Smoking is the number one cause of cancer. Radon is the second leading cause of cancer. Second [...]
Through the 2014 federal fiscal year (Sept 2014, and possibly beyond this date), Zender Environmental is able to offer free solid waste related technical assistance to all rural Alaska Villages, [...]
Health care facilities generate a wide variety of wastes some of which are regulated as hazardous waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Once identified as a hazardous waste, [...]
Seventh Generation Fund is an Indigenous non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and maintaining the uniqueness of Native peoples and the sovereignty of our distinct Nations. We offer an [...]
The Lummi Nation declared a state of emergency Thursday after a weekend spill of Atlantic salmon from a fish farm in San Juan waters.
EPA researchers are conducting a citizen science study called Smoke Sense to: Determine the extent to which exposure to wildland fire smoke affects health and productivity Develop health risk communication strategies that protect public health during smoke days
The standoff at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation brought national attention to the struggle over indigenous lands and resources. This video series examines the ways tribes in North America have dealt with mounting pressures from governments and corporations that take over their land for mega-projects such as dams, freeways and […]
“Our people call it the black snake because it is evil,” says Tressa Welch, as thunder clouds steamroll the blue sky over the plains of Wolf Point. “And like snakes they come out of nowhere; they slither and strike unknown.”
Every day during the summer, processions of people in traditional garb came to the camps around Cannonball, pledging to support a movement that had turned into something bigger than a pipeline protest. It had become an international call to protect indigenous people’s rights, and their land.
The Yurok Tribe, the largest Indigenous Tribe in California with over 6,000 members, has banned genetically engineered salmon and all Genetically Engineered Organisms (GEOs) on their reservation on the Klamath River in the state’s northwest region.
In Gratiot County in Michigan, the Healthy Pine River helps find ways to restore the health of the Chippewa river. A Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe environmental team tests Chippewa River water in several places for E. coli weekly.
Tribal officials with the Navajo Nation declared an emergency as a massive plume of contaminated wastewater from an abandoned Colorado mine flowed down the San Juan River on Monday toward Lake Powell in Utah, which supplies much of the water to the Southwest.
A lawsuit filed two years ago by the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians over contaminants from the coal-fired Reid Gardner Power Generation Station near Las Vegas has been settled for $4.3 million.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is announcing the availability of $1 million in grant funding for tribal applicants to establish clean diesel projects aimed at reducing air pollutants from diesel exhaust such as nitrogen oxides (NOX) and particulate matter (PM), which are linked to respiratory problems.
The Reid Gardner Power Plant has closed three of its four coal-generated units, a symbolic victory for Nevada’s environmental advocates and the Moapa Band of Paiutes. NV Energy, the plant’s operator, says it retired the three 100-megawatt generators on Dec. 20.
To identify and reduce tribal health risks associated with climate change, indoor wood smoke exposure, environmental asthma, waterborne diseases, and other unique tribal concerns, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding tribal environmental health research grants to six groups, including universities and tribes.
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe will receive a $200K EPA Brownfields grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to clean up and redevelop the Old Swiftbird Day School site in South Dakota.
The Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation have joined the chorus of opposition to coal-rail terminals in the Northwest, adding their voice to those of the Lummi, Quinault and other tribes.
The scope of groundwater contamination on the Fort Peck Reservation caused by oil exploration that began in the 1950s has been estimated at 15 to 37 billion gallons spread across 17.9 square miles, according to a recent study.
Members of the Cowboy and Indian Alliance, including Native Americans, farmers and ranchers from across the United States, were escorted by police as they marched down Independence Avenue to protest the proposed Keystone XL pipeline in Washington, DC. The march started on April 22, 2014, as part of the alliance’s […]
Grand Canyon Trust has filed a 60-day notice of intent to sue Energy Fuels Resources for violations of the Clean Air Act and illegal tailing storage practices at its White Mesa uranium mill in southeast Utah. “We’ve always had concerns of contamination from the mill onto our land and water sources,” […]
Ute leaders are trying to change the behavior of burning all garbage, and are embarking on a education campaign about the health hazards to the air, water and soil. At a public hearing last week in Towaoc, the tribe’s environmental specialists discussed the persistent problem of burning at an abandoned landfill […]