Friday, February 21, 2020

The environmental Christmas hangover

A treeless, gift-free Christmas, where little or no travel is involved, and money usually spent on gifts is donated to an environmental charity, would be the ideal.

Peruvian innovators launch banana leaf biodegradable dishes to combat plastic consumption

Chewa Plant aims to manufacture and commercialize the disposable dishes to help reduce plastic consumption and the pollution it causes.

Volunteers plant 67,500 trees in Portuguese forest devastated by wildfires

"In an era of climate change, such disasters are becoming reality all over the world."

California’s multibillion-dollar problem: The toxic legacy of old oil wells

Thousands of wells across the state, including near residential areas, have been left inactive for years and are in need of cleanup.

Environmental Activists Being Killed Globally: Why Are World Leaders Still Silent?

“Planet earth is a beautiful place and worth dying for” This is not a quote; this was a belief...

Concentration of CO2 hits record high

“The saddest thing is that this won’t be breaking news. And basically no one understands the full meaning of this.”

California lagged in capping century-old oil wells leaking under homes of LA residents plagued...

On November 28, 2015, Roger Majano, plagued by a noxious smell overwhelming his Los Angeles neighborhood, heaved a jackhammer onto the walkway...

First city in Kentucky passes resolution to be 100 percent renewable energy by 2035

"My hope is that Louisville’s accomplishment will become a model for cities throughout Kentucky and an impetus for changes in state policy..."

‘Mass murder’: New report says air pollution from fossil fuel combustion causing 4.5 million...

“Moving our energy generation sector from fossil fuels to renewables is an essential step towards preventing catastrophic climate change and protecting our health.”

EU plans to measure true climate impacts of LNG imports from US fracked gas

Whether this latest E.U. analysis will help finally turn the world's attention on this trans-Atlantic blind spot remains to be seen.