Thursday, April 18, 2024

Tag: plastic pollution

Groundbreaking study exposes plastic pollution’s deep ocean graveyard

The investigation reveals that the ocean floor is besieged by up to 11 million tons of plastic waste, a figure that dwarfs the quantity observed on the water's surface.

Amazon’s plastic use surges despite global cutback initiatives

Amazon's journey towards global sustainability hits a snag on home soil, as a recent report unveils a surge in plastic waste across the United States.

Study reveals plastic pollution and global heating entwined in destructive cycle

The comprehensive study sheds light on the mutually reinforcing relationship that contributes to the degradation of materials and the leaching of harmful chemicals into the biosphere.

Ubiquitous threat: Microplastics discovered in every human placenta sample

This revelation underscores a growing environmental crisis, highlighting the pervasive infiltration of microplastics into the most intimate aspects of human life.

Plastic bag bans prove effective in US, reducing usage by billions

Recent reports by environmental nonprofits indicate a substantial decrease in plastic bag usage due to bans implemented in various states and cities.

New York calls PepsiCo’s plastic pollution a ‘public nuisance’ in first-of-its-kind...

The company's packaging was found to be the most significant contributor to plastic waste clogging the Buffalo River.

New report calls out chemical recycling as a ‘false solution’ to...

“I think the [plastics] industry is relying on confusing people, starting with what is it, and what do you call it.”

Microplastics in clouds could ‘modify the climate,’ study finds

The tiny particles have been linked with widespread environmental damage, as well as cancers and a range of adverse health impacts related to the lungs and heart.

The impact of plastic on human health

We know that plastic is choking the planet. But it could be killing us, too.

Plastic-eating fungi thriving in human-made ‘plastisphere’ may help tackle waste globally

“The growing body of scientific evidence sheds light on the environmental potential for plastic degradation that needs to be unlocked."


US diplomacy thwarts Palestinian UN membership amid claims of supporting statehood leaked cable shows

This diplomatic maneuvering seeks to avoid a U.S. veto, which would publicly align the country against Palestinian self-determination.

Supreme silence: High court decision curtails protest rights, stifling voices in the South

As the case now returns to lower courts for further proceedings, the national discourse on the limits of free speech and the right to protest continues to evolve.

Supreme Court questions use of obstruction law in Jan. 6 riot cases amid concerns...

This law is now at the center of a legal battle concerning its suitability for punishing those who stormed the Capitol during the certification of the 2020 election results.

New report reveals millionaires’ tax rates slashed by half since 1950s, fueling wealth inequality

This stark reduction in tax rates for the wealthiest Americans coincides with an era of escalating income disparity and could be costing the federal government hundreds of billions in lost revenue annually.

Missouri Republican Attorney General Bailey sues Media Matters using consumer law to censor the...

An analysis of Mo. Attorney General Andrew Bailey's bogus allegations against Media Matters.