Friday, September 30, 2022

Tag: pollution

‘Hidden killer’: experts urge action after study shows how air pollution...

"If you want to address human health, you have to address climate health first," said Charles Swanton, who led the research team.

Indigenous-led solutions essential to reversing plastic pollution, researchers say

Putting Indigenous insight and policy at the forefront is essential to keeping local viewpoints from being silenced by corporate forces and combating the issue of waste colonialism.

Scientists develop new material to clean up forever chemicals

This sustainable PFAS clean-up system could scale for commercial use, leading to a better way to remove these chemical pollutants from the environment.

New California law could eliminate 23 million tons of plastic in...

“Today we make history; tomorrow we focus on ensuring our SB 54 goals to reduce plastic pollution are met.”

EPA likely underestimating amount of toxic forever chemicals in US water:...

"The EPA is doing the bare minimum it can and that's putting people's health at risk," said the policy director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.

Ship It Zero coalition sends open letter to Target requesting meeting...

“We urge you to be the climate and public health champion that port and coastal communities need by committing to immediately reduce and completely eliminate maritime emissions this decade."

Congressmember Lowenthal to introduce bill to clean up global shipping industry

The bill would "clean up the shipping industry, protect the health of port communities, address environmental injustice, and provide solutions to the climate crisis."

Drugged water: A new global pandemic hiding in plain sight?

While 80 percent of wastewater in the world is not treated, even in developed countries treatment facilities are often unable to filter out dangerous bugs.

50% of US lakes and rivers are too polluted for swimming,...

A new report from the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) finds the country has fallen far short of the Clean Water Act's goal.

Microplastics could harm humans by acting as toxin ‘magnet,’ study finds

The research comes on the heels of other recent studies showing microplastics having a negative impact on human cells.

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New study finds ‘forever chemicals’ in rainwater

Water quality guidelines deem rainwater is now unsafe to drink.

The climate movement was built for a world before climate change—it’s time for a...

We need a mass movement that can deal with climate disasters by training people to both protect and mobilize their communities.

Why are wild horses brutally uprooted from public lands while private livestock can stay?

The Bureau of Land Management is misleading the American people about the nation’s wild horses and burros.

Highland Park victims sue gun-maker, stores over negligence and deceptive practices

Along with the company—which plaintiffs argue violated a consumer protection law—the families and victims sued an online retailer and local gun store.

We need to elect more leaders from the labor movement into government

Electing more union members to councils and mayoral posts will help to combat right-wing attacks on workers and hold local government accountable to the ordinary people it’s intended to serve.