The Stream, December 22: Mercury Emissions Cuts Benefit Water

The United States passed new rules to cut mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants, Reuters reported. Mercury emissions can accumulate in water and cause health problems.

Airlines traveling to and from Europe will be required to buy carbon permits from the European Union’s emissions trading system starting in 2012, an EU court ruled, according to the Guardian.

Peru will continue the environmental assessment of the controversial Newmont gold mine, which some citizens believe will adversely affect local water supplies, according to Bloomberg News. The country’s finance minister said it cannot afford to lose mining investments.

Texas communities are finding ways to extract money from the Eagle Ford shale boom to build and improve infrastructure, Bloomberg News reported.

A Google Earth video by International Rivers and Friends of the Earth International looks at the impact dams could have on a world increasingly stressed by climate change.

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