Wednesday, February 1, 2023

New study shows plastic pollution threatens human health on a global scale

“The heavy toxic burdens associated with plastic – at every stage of its life cycle – offers another convincing argument why reducing and not increasing production of plastics is the only way forward. Plastic is lethal, and this report shows us why.”

97% of Endangered Species Threatened by 3 Common Pesticides

The Center for Biological Diversity, as well as a number of farmworkers, child-safety and environmental advocacy groups, sent a letter to the EPA last month urging it to ban several organophosphate pesticides that are currently under review.

States are putting prisoners to work manufacturing coronavirus supplies

The decision to continue to use incarcerated workers for hazardous work that could expose them to the coronavirus or facilitate the spread within the facility lies with corrections authorities and emergency management officials.

‘Red alert’ sounded: Trumpcare is back, more brutal and deadly than ever

Sen. Bernie Sanders called the new Obamacare repeal plan “yet another disastrous Republican proposal to throw millions of people off health insurance.”

‘Black Sludge’ Pours Out Of Texas Town’s Faucets Days After FBI Arrests Nearly Every...

The problem is summed up in just a few words: "There's not really anyone in charge."

The Post’s Wrong-headed Attack on Bernie Sanders’s Health Plan

The Post attacks Sanders for failing to have a “plausible” plan for plugging looming deficits as the American population ages.

Flint residents face crackdowns for not paying for poisoned water

Meanwhile, three years after the Flint water crisis began, pipes still have not been fixed and water is still considered unsafe to drink.

‘Guilty on all counts!’: In historic victory, Monsanto ordered to pay $289 million in...

"This is a company that has always put profits ahead of public safety, and today, Monsanto has finally been held accountable."

Evenflo, maker of the “big kid” booster seat, put profits over child safety

Internal video of side-impact tests shows that children could be injured or killed in Evenflo's “Big Kid” booster seats. But the company continued to market them as “side-impact tested.”

If you think vaccine mandate pushback is bad…

At some point, governments will start using more sticks than carrots to break our deadly dependence on fossil fuels. How will humanity respond?