Monday, June 24, 2019

Victory in Illinois: Coal plant found guilty of polluting groundwater with coal ash

“Today is a huge victory for Waukegan residents who have fought for years to see corporations like NRG Energy held accountable for the toxic waste that has been illegally dumped on our Lake Michigan lakefront.”

‘Plasticrust’: A new form of pollution is forming on this Portuguese island

This type of pollution incorporates itself right into the rocky shoreline of the Portuguese island of Madeira.

Bureau of Land Mg’t gives Big Oil permits to drill Chaco Canyon, ignores courts

This ancestral Indigenous land is now a checkerboard of state, federal, private, and Indigenous land.

Inequality and climate change: the rich must step up

"The responsibility to cut carbon emissions must be shouldered by the highest-income countries, and by the most privileged social groups in certain emerging and developing nations."

Cigarette waste: New solutions for the world’s most-littered trash

A range of new tactics aim to curb cigarette butt pollution, including groundbreaking legislation that could hold tobacco companies accountable for their products’ waste.

Massachusetts energy secretary engaged in Enbridge facility review while negotiating job with project’s consultant

Massachusetts’ ethics laws prohibit state employees from participating in matters where they may benefit financially as they seek prospective employment.

Massive review of fracking science confirms the industry poses a serious threat to both...

"All together, the data show that fracking impairs the health of people who live nearby, especially pregnant women, and swings a wrecking ball at the climate,"

‘Dangerously irresponsible’: New Trump clean energy rule is a sham says scientists

“The Trump Affordable Clean Energy rule is a sham. It is dangerously irresponsible and completely at odds with the urgent need to address climate change."

Unapproved GMO wheat found in Washington

This isn't the first time the USDA has discovered unapproved genetically modified wheat plants.

Study confirms whale mortalities overwhelmingly caused by human activity

"Of all the causes identified, it is critical to emphasize that no adult or juvenile North Atlantic right whale deaths were a result of natural causes. Not one."