Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Tag: pollution

Canada announces plan to ban single-use plastics

“As early as 2021, Canada will ban harmful single-use plastics from coast to coast.”

Costa Rica to become first country in world that’s both plastic...

“Decarbonization is the great task of our generation and Costa Rica must be one of the first countries in the world to accomplish it, if not the first.”

The terrifying implications of India’s elections for people and the planet

The Modi government’s far-right bigotry is well-known, but its equally disturbing environmental record isn’t.

Trump’s EPA is changing its math to make clean power plan...

"Using fake math to hide the death toll from dirty air at the behest of the coal industry is sadly consistent with the Trump administration's complete disregard for public health."

Trump administration downplays danger of air pollution in new regulatory rollbacks

"Now, to benefit coal interests, the U.S. EPA wants to simply ignore the health impacts that occur below their self-imposed limit."

‘A new and unanticipated danger of plastic pollution’: New study shows...

The study is the first of its kind to look at the impacts of plastic on this type of bacteria.

The world just took a major step to curb plastic pollution,...

"The U.S. is the world’s largest exporter of plastics, mostly to developing nations. And this has created a global crisis of waste in countries in South and Central Asia as well as South America and Africa."

Exclusive: Air permit OK’d after new evidence of carcinogens at Enbridge’s...

The project has been fraught with charges of conflicts of interest and behind-the-scenes dealings between state agencies and Enbridge.

Utah’s coal-ash pollution: A toxic example of a national problem

According to the first comprehensive national study of coal-ash pollution, 91 percent of all coal plants in the country are contaminating nearby groundwater with toxic pollutants.

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No justice: Prosecutors throw out charges in Flint water crisis

“Words cannot express how disappointed I am that justice continues to be delayed and denied to the people of my city."

A ‘Poor People’s Moral Budget’ because ‘everybody has the right to live’

"For too long, we have turned to those with wealth and power to solve our most pressing social problems."

US cyber attack on Russia’s power grid is an ‘act of war’ (according to...

How about an international negotiation to end mutual cyber attacks that would include international controls and monitoring, and penalties for violations?

If Donald Trump is the symptom…then what’s the disease?

The Donald caught the spirit of a moment in which both imperial and economic decline, however unacknowledged by the Washington political elite, had indeed begun.

Congressman’s wife pleads guilty to misusing campaign funds

Margaret Hunter recently pleaded guilty in federal court to her and her husband using their campaign funds as their private bank account for years.

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