Saturday, September 22, 2018

Tag: pollution

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.

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.

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Another tax scam for the rich

It’s another big handout to the wealthy, another huge increase in the federal deficit, and it’s illegal.

New poll indicates Democratic women are most motivated voting group ahead of midterm elections

Experts are hoping that the group "most motivated" to vote above all others will "form the battle lines for this fall’s midterm elections."

Former top aide to NY Gov. Cuomo sentenced to 6yrs in prison

Although Gov. Andrew Cuomo has not been charged in the case, his administration has taken official state action to benefit large companies that paid bribes to his former top aide.

There’s a new crash coming

Skyrocketing debt, Wall Street deregulation, a fraying social safety net, and a diminished dollar could soon leave the United States looking like Greece.

Progressive Briefing for Friday, September 21

American-made bombs are being used to massacre large numbers of civilians in Yemen, ICE is arresting the sponsors of undocumented children, and more.

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