Wednesday, January 19, 2022

The planet is not a dumping ground

The real problem is not waste, but plastic itself.

Injustice forever? Toxic PFAS chemicals have ‘made a mockery of our environmental regulations’

With a lack of regulations addressing toxic “forever chemicals,” students and professors at a Vermont college have taken their research skills into communities to spur action.

Amazon plastic waste increased 29% during pandemic

“We understand people need Amazon. And so we’re hoping Amazon can fix this problem and become a leader in reducing plastic, which is really important for the oceans.”

Study finds solar farms support and boost pollinator populations

While new habitats for vulnerable pollinators are dwindling, if land owners allow meadows to grow around the installed solar panels, these areas will become thriving pollinator habitats, researchers said.

Why the internet itself is a major environmental problem

If the internet were a country, it would be the sixth biggest user of electricity.

Big Oil’s new strategy: Profit today, fight again tomorrow

Despite countless investigations, lawsuits, social shaming, and regulations dating back decades, the oil and gas industry remains formidable.

Biden administration is ‘rubber stamping’ Oil and gas permits on public land, activists say

“Congress and the Biden administration must resist that pressure and push aggressively to move the nation—and the world—away from planet-destroying fossil fuels.”

Plastics in agriculture ‘disastrous’ new UN report says

“The report serves as a loud call for decisive action to curb the disastrous use of plastics across the agricultural sectors.”

As Americans struggle to afford rising gas prices, Big Oil profits surge to $174...

U.S. oil companies are making more money than any other time in history.

Indigenous groups unveil plan to protect 80 percent of the Amazon in Peru and...

The Amazonian Indigenous organizations leading the plan aim to center Indigenous-led forest management and land tenure to protect endemic species.