Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Tag: pollution

EPA disbands panel that reviewed clean air standards, appoints new members...

"We're seeing EPA trying to cut science out of the process."

10 worst plastic polluting companies found by global cleanups

In the U.S. specifically, a total of 70 cleanups determined that Nestlé, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola were the worst corporate plastic polluters, in that order.

Half the world’s killer whale populations at risk from toxic chemicals

Ten out of the world's 19 killer whale populations were rapidly dwindling, the study found.

The fracking industry’s water nightmare

Water itself now poses a risk to the already failing financial model of the American fracking industry, and that is something the industry won’t be able to ignore.

Air pollution shortens human life by one year, on average

"Indeed, the near- and long-term health benefits of cleaner and more efficient energy use are one of the best co-benefits of tackling climate change, as we will lead healthier and longer lives."

Tons of plastic trash enter the Great Lakes every year –...

According to recent estimates, over 8 million tons of plastic enter the oceans every year.

Food waste set to increase by 33 percent within 10 years

1.6 billion tons of food worth around $1.2 trillion are lost or wasted every year and the problem is only getting worse.

In ‘major win’ for clean air and public health, EPA reverses...

The decision came after a federal appeals court sided with green groups that sought to block the "irresponsible and dangerous" policy.

What’s the value of a clean beach? Here’s how economists do...

Contrary to some environmentalists’ fears, putting a price on natural resources has encouraged decision-makers to recognize that natural capital is finite.

Ozone pollution in US national parks is nearly the same as...

Over the past century it has become increasingly hard to protect the parks from impacts of human activities outside their boundaries.

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Crunch-time: Exposing the worst leadership stunt since the divine right of kings

History’s greatest modern leadership stunt – that is, Trump playing at being president – has earned a clear dump-by date. Exposure of lawless Trumpery increases geometrically by its range, duration and interwoven criminality – plus the extraordinary number of insider sources.

Why Jeff Sessions’ final act could have more impact than expected

Just before he left, the departing attorney-general adopted a policy to limit the Justice Department’s ability to oversee abusive police departments.
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How blue states help red states

In reality, voters in red states are as dependent on the federal government as voters in blue states, and, truth be told, even more dependent.

Judge halts further fracking off coast of Southern California until a full review is...

"A federal judge ordered the Trump administration to stop issuing permits for offshore fracking in federal waters off the California coast."

Diverse immigrant communities unite to preserve TPS

For the first time, immigrants – all from diverse countries such as El Salvador, Nepal and Sudan – are coming together on the national stage to fight for their rights.

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