Saturday, February 4, 2023

‘Huge win’: Court finds EPA approval of bee-killing sulfoxaflor unlawful

"Studies show that the widespread adoption of systemic insecticides has made our landscapes 48 times more deadly for pollinators like honeybees."

Amazon’s plastic packaging problem is growing, Oceana report finds

The report found that Amazon produced 709 million pounds of plastic packaging waste in 2021, up 18 percent from the 599 million pounds Oceana estimated it produced in 2020.

Agreement made to increase protection of biodiversity at COP15

Are governments "finally starting to forge a peace pact with nature?”

Environmental activists fight back as companies resort to ‘lawfare’ to quash criticism

“I could see that people who matter believed in me, and I was getting so many messages from people that I knew and I didn’t know who had felt trapped for so long and couldn’t speak up.”

Despite climate warnings, coal use reaching record highs in 2022: IEA

“Government policies will be key to ensuring a secure and sustainable path forward.”

New study reveals billions of dollars in political spending by US trade associations, most...

Out of $3.4 billion spent by trade associations over 10 years, nearly $2.2 billion went towards advertising and promotion, with the oil and gas industry the biggest spender.

House Committee wraps up historic investigation into oil industry

The latest tranche of documents caps off a nearly two-year investigation that appears set to come to an end with Republicans taking control of the House of Representatives in January.

England to ban more single-use plastic items

The UK government is set to ban additional single-use plastic items like plates and cutlery in England, after banning straws, stirrers and cotton swabs there in 2020.

Average gas mileage of new US vehicles did not improve in 2021

“Automakers won’t slash pollution and improve gas mileage unless strong standards make them do so.”

Calls to ‘stop building new oil pipelines’ grow as data shows severity of Keystone...

"Pipelines also often cross our nation's wetlands—a risk that could be greatly magnified if the Supreme Court strips away their federal protections."