Friday, September 24, 2021

Fossil fuel leaks, spills, flaring & chemical releases after Hurricane Ida may be worst...

The damage done after Hurricane Ida from the fossil fuel and petrochemical industry could be among the worst of such events ever recorded.

Divers find likely source of oil spill in Gulf of Mexico after Hurricane Ida

The spill is located 2 miles south of Port Fourchon, Louisiana and has so far remained at sea and has not impacted the shoreline.

220+ medical journals unite to demand urgent action on climate emergency

“The greatest threat to global public health is the continued failure of world leaders to keep the global temperature rise below 1.5°C and to restore nature,” warn journals in unprecedented joint editorial.

“9/11’s unsettled dust”: Bush’s EPA hid health risks from toxic dust at ground zero...

“My only mistake was believing that it would take 20 years for people to get sick.”

‘Canaries in the coal mine’: Protesters rally against Cumbria mine as public inquiry launches

Campaigners are urging ministers to “keep the coal in the ground” as a four-week inquiry into the Whitehaven opencast mine begins.

Complacency rules: Consumerism and the environment

Complacency and the refusal to change individual behavior and collective ways of living are stoking the underlying cause of the crisis—consumerism.

Tropical cyclone causes miles-long oil slick

Oil spills have become an "unfortunate byproduct" of building large oil rigs in hurricane-prone areas.

Oil industry launches lobbying blitz as Congress targets fossil fuel subsidies

A lobbying group representing large fracking companies is pressing Democrats to keep in place billions of dollars of subsidies that drillers receive.

‘A wake-up call’: Study finds extinction risk for 30% of tree species

“Strengthened action is urgently required to prevent further species extinctions and restore damaged and degraded ecosystems.”