Jake Bleiberg

climate change

Billion-Dollar Funds Tried, and Failed, to Force Oil Majors to Disclose Climate-Change Plans

At the Exxon Mobil and Chevron shareholder meetings Wednesday, it wasn't climate activists who were trying to get the companies to disclose climate reports. It was institutional investors
Jake Bleiberg
5.25.16
environment

Activists File Emergency Legal Action to Halt the Reactivation of a Nuclear Reactor in New York

Friends of the Earth filed a petition on Tuesday with the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, saying an investigation is need to determine why 1 in 4 cooling system bolts in one of the facility's reactors was degraded or missing.
Jake Bleiberg
5.24.16
environment

Newark School District Voided Thousands of Requests for New Lead Filters, Records Show

Of nearly 6,000 requests for lead filter replacements, only 65 were marked complete — and in 2014 school staff asked that outstanding requests be purged from maintenance records.
Jake Bleiberg
5.20.16
environment

Half Grizzly, Half Polar Bear: A New Hybrid May Be Roaming the Canadian North

It's been dubbed a pizzly, or a growler — depending on whether the grizzly was the mom, or the polar bear. Last week, an Indigenous hunter in the Arctic territory of Nunavut caught one.
Jake Bleiberg
5.20.16
Flint Water Crisis

As Obama Travels to Flint, Congress Has Yet to Help Lead-Contaminated Cities

The president makes a visit to Flint on Wednesday, a city that has become synonymous with failed government and America's crumbling infrastructure.
Jake Bleiberg
5.3.16
Canada

Canadian Weed Dispensaries Make Millions — But They Can't Get a Bank Account

Hundreds of medical marijuana dispensaries have sprung up across Canada since Justin Trudeau's pro legalization government took power in November. But many have been locked out by Canada's banks because they are still, technically, outlawed.
Jake Bleiberg
4.25.16
environment

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder Is Drinking Flint's Water Every Day For a Month

The action, says the governor, is to help restore public trust in the city's drinking water supply, which — if properly filtered — is once again safe to drink, according to state officials.
Jake Bleiberg
4.19.16
asia & pacific

Record High Temperatures Have Already Killed Over 100 People in India

The hot spell comes less than a year after at least 2,500 Indians died during one of the world's worst heat waves on record.
Jake Bleiberg
4.19.16
environment

Tigers Are Making a Comeback for the First Time in a Century

The first international tiger census since 2010 shows significant progress in many nations, but improvement is hampered by widespread deforestation, development, and poaching.
Jake Bleiberg
4.11.16
environment

Newark, New Jersey School Officials Admit to Dangerous Levels of Lead Since at Least 2012

Newark's mayor Ras Baraka said austerity, small government, regressive tax reforms, and failure to invest in infrastructure is putting children in communities of color in harm's way.
Jake Bleiberg
3.17.16
environment

It's Still Unclear How Long Chris Christie’s Appointed Managers Knew About Lead in Newark Schools

On the same day that tests revealed half of Newark, New Jersey's schools had elevated levels of lead in drinking water, Gov. Christie called lead contamination an "over-dramatized issue."
Jake Bleiberg
3.15.16
environment

Some Newark, New Jersey Schools Needed New Lead Filters Years Ago, Photographs Show

The manufacturer of the filters recommends replacing them every six months, at least — but images obtained by VICE News show some filters date as far back as 2012.
Jake Bleiberg
3.14.16
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