Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Monsanto documents predicted damage to US farms

Dozens of U.S. farms have joined together to sue Monsanto (now Bayer) and BASF in order to hold them accountable for the damage of millions of acres of farmland and crops.

Exposure to air pollution leads to higher risk of dementia

“By 2050, 68% of the world population is expected to live in urban areas, where they are continuously exposed to air pollution.”

Amid COVID-19 pandemic, some pipeline projects push forward while others falter nationwide

Nationwide, pipeline companies had already trimmed $1.9 billion from their 2020 budgets.

Earth is shaking a lot less now that everyone is staying home

The reduction in seismic activity, like reduction in air pollution, also show that people are adhering to social distancing guidelines from governments around the world.

Avenger planet

Is the COVID-19 pandemic mother nature’s response to human transgression?

Keystone XL Pipeline construction to forge ahead during coronavirus pandemic

"He may want voters to believe that boom times are just around the corner, but even before COVID-19, global investors and central bankers were warning that the smart money is moving out of fossil fuels."

Industry infighting as oil and gas seek government help

As the crisis sweeps over the fossil fuel industry, the desperate calls for government help are dividing erstwhile allies.

Oil refineries face shutdowns as demand collapses

In other words, facing a mounting glut and no ability to lower output further, some refineries may simply need to shut down entirely.

Using the global pandemic, EPA indefinitely suspends environmental protection laws

Usually, companies are required to report the levels of pollution they release into the air or water to hold them accountable and to avoid over polluting.

3 states pass anti-pipeline protest bills in two weeks

"While we are all paying attention to COVID-19 and the congressional stimulus packages, state legislatures are quietly passing fossil-fuel-backed anti-protest laws."