Thursday, May 13, 2021

Tag: environment

A leaking oil refinery on St. Croix gives Biden his first...

Nearly 100,000 people have signed a petition calling for the closure of a controversial oil and gas facility that has sickened residents of the U.S. Virgin Island.

Government defends praising tar sands industry figures as COP26 ‘climate champions’

Five of the individuals praised at COP26 event hold senior roles at fossil fuel companies and investors, including the Royal Bank of Canada and Suncor.

Feeding a city from the world’s largest rooftop greenhouse

"Our objective at Lufa is to get to the point where we're feeding everyone in the city."

USDA may allow genetically modified trees to be released into the...

A genetically engineered chestnut tree may be the first to spread into forests, setting dangerous global precedents.

Poland finalizes historic deal to phase out coal by 2049

The "historic" agreement is the first of it's kind where a "leading coal mining sector has agreed to reduce its presence."

Marine microplastics are now invading the atmosphere, study finds

But there is something else lurking in the air we depend upon: tiny pieces of plastic.

Struggling to make a profit, fracking investors are searching for the...

“Banks are losing money and investors are stuck in investments they can’t get rid of.”

Scientists develop truly biodegradable plastics

While biodegradable plastics have been touted as a solution to plastic pollution, in practice they don't work as advertised.

Achieving net-zero climate targets will depend on public lands

Aligning ambition with action will require a new era of federal leadership.

New study finds undisclosed ingredients in Roundup lethal to bumblebees

"Will the Biden administration fix this problem, or will it allow the EPA to continue its past practice of ignoring the real-world harms of pesticides?"

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While the China model cannot be transplanted to the West, there’s a lot that America can learn from China.

What’s up with the herd?

The United States won’t achieve herd immunity because a significant portion of the herd is suffering from mad cow disease.

A pesticide linked to brain damage in children could finally be banned

A court has ruled that the EPA must ban the controversial pesticide chlorpyrifos—or prove its safety.

A leaking oil refinery on St. Croix gives Biden his first environmental justice test

Nearly 100,000 people have signed a petition calling for the closure of a controversial oil and gas facility that has sickened residents of the U.S. Virgin Island.

Sanders, Omar, and others introduce permanent universal school meals program

“No child in the richest country in the world should face hunger.”