Thursday, May 13, 2021

Tag: pollution

The recycling industry in America is broken

There is a vast divide between the misleading, popular notion of recycling as a "solution" to the American over consumption problem and the darker reality of recycling as a failing business model.

End Polluter Welfare Act introduced to Senate

“Providing corporate giveaways during a time of widespread suffering to fossil-fuel companies is unconscionable.”

Atmospheric methane levels surge in 2020 to highest level in millions...

“If countries make plans now to put society on a path of sustained and dramatic cuts to emissions from today, we can avoid ever-rising emissions and the dangerously accelerating impacts of climate change.”

Biodiversity: How our health and happiness depend on a thriving planet

We depend on biodiversity in the natural world for the water we drink, the food we eat and the clean air we breathe.

New research shows just how many fish are eating plastic

A new study reveals that certain kinds of fish are more likely to have ingested plastic—including hundreds of species people depend on for food.

FedEx to become 100 percent electric by 2040

“We have a responsibility to take bold action in addressing climate challenges.”

One third of freshwater fish face extinction, new report warns

A new report from a coalition of 16 conservation groups warns that almost a third of freshwater fish species face extinction because of human activity.

Fossil fuel air pollution linked to 1 in 5 deaths globally,...

Poor air quality from burning fossil fuels such as coal and diesel was responsible for more than 8 million deaths in 2018.

Human noise pollution is harming ocean creatures

Noise from vessels, sonar, seismic surveys and construction can damage marine animals' hearing, change their behaviors and, in some cases, threaten their ability to survive.

Evidence shows oil industry flaring in Texas being done without permits

“Our state regulators—and our industry—has a long way to go to clean up our act.”

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What America can learn from China—Lessons from the pandemic

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.”