Thursday, August 5, 2021

Tag: pollution

Blister pack pollution

We should probably go back to the system of using deposits for bottles of all sorts.

Investigation: How the meat industry is climate-washing its polluting business model

Growing global meat consumption threatens to derail the Paris Agreement, but that hasn’t stopped the meat industry insisting it is part of the solution to climate change.

Study: Financial markets ignore environmental damage

Credit-rating agencies say they can discipline companies that behave badly, and they have in some cases, but research reveals negligible progress.

Plastic pellet spill from burning ship causes ‘worst beach pollution’ in...

“No one is able to say how long we will have the adverse effects of this pollution.”

Plastic pollution raises beach temperatures, threatening marine life, study finds

The problem is only likely to get worse unless something is done to stem the plastic tide.

Chile passes single-use plastic regulation that will reduce 23,000 tons of...

"This law is ambitious, but at the same time it's realistic for where Chile stands regarding waste generation and its technical capabilities to make these changes possible."

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.

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Obama wants his private presidential center on public land—and mainstream media is looking the...

Advocates say an alternate site in Washington Park is less disruptive and more beneficial to the community and the environment.

A global anti-Olympics movement rises to challenge the games’ darker side

“The Olympics Games put tremendous pressure on the host city’s local budget, crash the democratic government process and destroy the environment."

The far right’s new-old war on women

From the Trumpists who attacked the U.S. Capitol to far-right populists in Europe, insecurities about women are a major ideological motivation that often goes underappreciated. Mainstream conservatives, in particular, should be wary of the role that gender issues play in opening the door to extremists.

The Right’s grotesque, negative learning curve is steadily demolishing its national brand

For a white nationalist base obsessed with “losing its country” (and dominance) to outsiders and non-whites, won’t chronic, severe political whoppers achieve exactly its worst fear?

How Civil Rights Leader Bob Moses used math literacy to push for racial equality

The Algebra Project is a nonprofit dedicated to helping students from historically marginalized communities develop math literacy.