The Stream, September 23: Sand Mining and Water Quality

Plans to capture and store carbon have failed to gain traction around the world amid the current global recession and the fading government support for climate action, the Guardian reported, citing the International Energy Agency.

Is the Central Intelligence Agency treating its climate change studies as classified information?

The North American rush to produce oil and natural gas from shale formations has increased the demand and prices for frac sand, Reuters reported. Does sand mining pose a threat to air and water quality?

China is re-evaluating and revising its environmental quality standards for air, water, soil and noise, Xinhua reported.

This Chinadialogue photo slideshow documents the controversial restoration of Beijing’s iconic Yongding River.

Land grabs, driven by growing food exports, new biofuels targets and profit schemes, are forcing thousands of people around the developing world into greater poverty, according to a new report by the international agency Oxfam, the BBC reported.

Asian Carp, the invasive fish threatening to enter the Great Lakes, may end up feeding the hungry, the Associated Press reported. Illinois is launching a campaign to catch the fish and serve the meat in food pantries.

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