Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Tag: pollution

Average gas mileage of new US vehicles did not improve in...

“Automakers won’t slash pollution and improve gas mileage unless strong standards make them do so.”

Copout in Cairo: ‘they’ just don’t care 

"Act now with environmental responsibility at the core of ones daily life; act now to force governments and businesses to respond, or look around in ten years and see ashes in your hands."

Texas the biggest culprit in toxic waterway discharge in US, report...

Texas is the No. 1 state in the U.S. for discharging of toxic pollutants into streams, rivers and lakes. 

‘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."

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