Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Tag: environment

Plastic pollution in waterways likely to more than double by 2030,...

"This assessment provides the strongest scientific argument to date for the urgency to act, and for collective action to protect and restore our oceans from source to sea."

Smoke from wildfires in the West harms more people in the...

The research underlines the widespread harms caused by wildfires, which are made worse by human-caused climate change, despite their localized acute destruction.

Microplastics are in the air we breathe and in Earth’s atmosphere,...

We highlight just how widespread microplastic pollution is and the potential it has to influence climate on a global scale.

What it’s like to watch a harpooned whale die right before...

Author Paul Watson has no problem with critics calling him and his marine-life-defending colleagues pirates—it’s far better than helplessly standing by and doing nothing in the face of the violence against animals they have witnessed.

To find out if ExxonMobil really supports a carbon tax, just...

Despite claiming to endorse a carbon tax, ExxonMobil has funneled millions of dollars to lawmakers who oppose the idea.

Seven in ten major UK pension funds yet to make ‘robust’...

They are calling on the government to “catalyze” change by setting mandatory science-based net zero targets.

Turning away from fossil fuels: Lessons from the anti-apartheid movement

The rhetorical battle over turning away from investments in companies contributing to climate change, it seems, has been won.

Huntington Beach oil spill shows why we need to be free...

"Big Oil's offshore drilling puts the health of our communities, our local economies, and our planet at risk."

One of the world’s oldest rainforests returns to Indigenous control

The hope is that the most recent handover will provide a model for other groups in Australia's wet tropics hoping to regain control of their traditional lands.

Links from the brink: 8 good environmental news stories you might...

Hard work and persistence can pull us back from the brink just as greed and indifference can push us toward it.

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Bogus “rugged individualism” corrodes our social fabric, fueling violent protest & pandemic mayhem

Either “rugged individualism” is exposed as a mistaken, scam mythology, disrupting and exploiting what’s good for the many -- or we face something closer to “rugged extinction.”

Oklahoma Supreme Court puts temporary hold on 3 abortion laws due to go into...

“All of these laws have the same goal: to make it harder to get an abortion in Oklahoma.”
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Don’t believe corporate America’s ‘labor shortage’ bullshit. This is an unofficial general strike.

What’s really happening is more accurately described as a living-wage shortage, a hazard pay shortage, a childcare shortage, a paid sick leave shortage, and a health care shortage.
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Minneapolis cop charged after killing innocent man with patrol car

The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office announced that Officer Brian Cummings has been charged with felony counts of second degree manslaughter and criminal vehicular homicide.

Personal interview: Abby Martin what are the prospects for peace?

Abby Martin is an American journalist, TV presenter and activist who continues her work opposing imperialism and promoting peace, as an independent filmmaker and journalist.