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Tag: pollution

India’s decision to eliminate single-use plastic bags by 2022 is ‘game-changing’

"It is the duty of each one of us, to ensure that the quest for material prosperity does not compromise our environment."

Instead of reshaping domestic waste management, US asks China to lift...

"We hope that the U.S. can reduce and manage hazardous waste and other waste of its own and take up more duties and obligations."

Great Pacific Garbage Patch rapidly growing larger than twice the size...

We must deal with the problem of plastic pollution – before it's too late.

Federal judge rules Pruitt ‘knowingly’ violated Ozone Standards law

"This is a victory for everyone who breathes, and is clear evidence that Scott Pruitt's frequent attempts to delay and obstruct federal clean air safeguards is against the law."

Ocean plastic projected to triple within seven years

"The sea bed is teeming with life. We really need a mission to planet ocean – it's the last frontier."

Junk planet: Is Earth the largest garbage dump in the universe?

We can contribute to the ongoing creation of Earth as the planet of junk. Or we can use our conscience, intelligence and determination to guide us in resisting the destruction of our world.

Court orders Trump administration to enforce Obama-era methane rule

Judge William Orrick of the U.S. District Court for Northern California ruled that the Bureau of Land Management's decision was "untethered to evidence."

3M to pay Minnesota $850M in surprise settlement over chemical disposal

"3M fought for almost a decade ... spending hundreds of millions on lawyers to dodge their way around the law ... but today became their day of reckoning!"

Ending pollution requires a major change in attitudes

Its up to us, each and every one of us to consciously live in an environmentally responsible manner.

Big oil invests $180B in plastics, merging two planet-killing industries

"There is a deep and pervasive relationship between oil and gas companies and plastics."

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Native American water protector becomes first to be sentenced to time in federal prison...

Seven Native Americans face felony charges, while hundreds of others still face lesser charges for their role in the fight against the Dakota Access pipeline.

‘That’s pretty pathetic:’ Bernie Sanders on Trump’s immigration policies

"I think that's pretty pathetic, but I think ultimately that's his strategy."

Progressive Briefing for Thursday, June 21, 2018

Trump signs executive order halting family separation policy he created President Trump signed an executive order halting what has become a notorious family separation policy...

New investigation pins Koch brothers to ‘anti-transit canvassing campaigns’

While the development of public transit is seen by many as "positive for both impoverished communities and the environment," it hurts the Koch brothers' bottom line.

Could the formation of a Space Force be on Trump’s agenda?

“Space as a war fighting domain is the latest obscenity in a long list of vile actions by a vile administration."

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