Thursday, April 18, 2019

How Businesses Can Protect the Environment

“As you can easily notice, any business can protect nature and there are different things that can be done in order to be environmentally conscious.”

20 Year Old Class Action Lawsuit on Radioactive Contamination Finally Moving Forward

BNL was designated a high-pollution Superfund site in 1989. The large amounts of radioactive tritium­H30 or radioactive water­ were found to have been leaking from BNL’s High Flux Beam Reactor in 1997.

VICTORY: Fracking Permits Halted in California

There will be no more fracking in California's offshore waters, at least until the U.S. Department of Interior can analyze the impacts of fracking on the environment.

It’s Day 100 of the Worst Environmental Disaster Since the BP Oil Spill

Residents are frustrated by the slow response to the Aliso Canyon gas leak.

Solar Energy Employs 3 Times More Americans Than Coal

More than 35,000 solar jobs added in 2015, bringing U.S. solar workforce total to nearly 209,000; an increase of 123% since 2010.

The Earth is Becoming a Plastic Planet

A new study says future geologists will be able to study our era based on the layer of plastic debris collecting worldwide.

Court Issues Order to Hold Biggest Polluters Accountable for Cleanup Costs

The U.S. Court of Appeals has recently decided it was time for polluters to pay for the destruction they have caused instead of making American taxpayers foot the bill.

Voter Asks Ben Carson: If You’re So Smart, Why Don’t You Accept Climate Change?

At his town hall meeting in Iowa City, Ben Carson was asked why he does not publicly accept climate change to which Carson replies climate science is “politicized.”

Republicans Call Everyone But Governor Snyder for Congressional Hearing on Flint Water Crisis

It is unknown who will be called to testify at the hearing, or why the Governor of the State, whose administration and appointees were responsible for the decisions that led to the public being forced to drink and bathe in contaminated water for so long, isn’t being called to the hearing.

Could Flint Fiasco Poison Austerity As Stupid, Wasteful & Cruel?

In severity of health damage, media staying power, and political indefensibility, the Flint, MI lead poisoning looms as a national turning point. What disgrace better spotlights Republican government poisoning one hundred thousand of its own people -- failed austerity at its worst? Rarely does stupid and wasteful, if not immoral, merge so dramatically.