The Stream, September 1: Chinese NGOs Urge Apple to Clean Its Supply Chain

An investigation by a group of Chinese green NGOs reveals that Apple has not addressed pollution problems in its supply chain and ignored an expanding environmental footprint in China – with grave consequences, Chinadialogue reported.

Foreign Policy highlights the good and bad of Apple in China.

A new map of food security risk by Maplecroft highlights food supply problems from Somalia to India to Spain, Guardian reported.

How did the largest lake in California turn into an environmental disaster? The Atlantic talks with photojournalist and filmmaker Jim Lo Scalzo about his new documentary portraying the past and present of the Salton Sea. And revisit photographer Brent Stirton’s stunning images of the Imperial Valley in California.

Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman has called on President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to deny a permit to TransCanada to build the Keystone XL pipeline that will carry crude from the tar sands in Alberta to the U.S. Gulf Coast, Journal Star reported.

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