Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Tag: pollution

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.”

Lawsuit challenges permits for some of Texas’ largest polluters, alleges state...

“Until we get control of the emissions in those disproportionate areas or overburden areas. I think all permitting should be stopped until we get a handle on it.”

9-year-old girl’s asthma death officially linked to air pollution in unprecedented...

"Toxic air pollution is a public health crisis, especially for our children, and the inquest underlined yet again the importance of pushing ahead with bold policies such as expanding the Ultra Low Emission Zone to inner London."

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Nestlé are worst plastic polluters of 2020, have made...

"The world's top polluting corporations claim to be working hard to solve plastic pollution, but instead they are continuing to pump out harmful single-use plastic packaging."

US leads the world in plastic pollution, new study finds

"The U.S. has a relatively robust waste infrastructure, yet an estimated five times as much plastic pollution entered the oceans in 2016 than in 2010."

Mysterious oil spill spreads along 11 miles of Delaware beach

The spill has mostly taken the form of oil patties that range in size from a quarter to a manhole cover, the Coast Guard said Tuesday.

How big farms got a government pass on air pollution

An EPA deal came with a promise to help communities exposed to animal emissions. That’s still unfulfilled.

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Trump campaign paid millions to Jan. 6 Capitol riot

“It was his duty as commander-in-chief to stop the violence. And he alone had that power because they believed that they were following his orders. They said so.”

2021 update: Half of America in or near poverty

The facts and numbers from numerous sources reflect the reality of deprivation in America, and help to confirm what has been called the "sharpest rise in the U.S. poverty rate since the 1960s."

Texas Jabberwockery – Cruz Roasted After Fleeing Blizzard

Even worse than backing Trumpster – Glaring “dereliction of duty...”

‘Held to ransom’: Pfizer demands governments gamble with state assets to secure vaccine deal

“Pfizer and BioNTech are firmly committed to working with governments and other relevant stakeholders to ensure equitable and affordable access to our Covid-19 vaccine for people around the world.”

‘This is unacceptable’: Progressives reject Manchin plan to cut $15 minimum wage proposal to...

The $15 minimum wage is overwhelmingly popular with the American people. One person should not be allowed to hold relief hostage.