Monday, August 26, 2019

Tag: pollution

A climate-resilient Los Angeles must first address its polluted past

Can a big city be truly sustainable in the age of climate change? Los Angeles is trying to find out.

Database reveals how much pollution Big Oil’s top execs are responsible...

“The rich have profited for so long from a fossil fuel economy that they’re obviously going to be the ones to try and block change."

Hidden plastics: Glitter gum and the air we breathe

"Large scale public protest, civil disobedience, and coordinated boycotting of products that are contaminating the environment is the only thing that will make government and business act."

Victory in Illinois: Coal plant found guilty of polluting groundwater with...

“Today is a huge victory for Waukegan residents who have fought for years to see corporations like NRG Energy held accountable for the toxic waste that has been illegally dumped on our Lake Michigan lakefront.”

Cigarette waste: New solutions for the world’s most-littered trash

A range of new tactics aim to curb cigarette butt pollution, including groundbreaking legislation that could hold tobacco companies accountable for their products’ waste.

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."

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Leaked documents show Brazil’s Bolsonaro has grave plans for Amazon rainforest

democraciaAbierta has seen a PowerPoint presentation that shows that Bolsonaro’s government intends to use hate speech to isolate minorities of the Amazon.

For millions of dogs, South Korea is hell on Earth

Summer in South Korea brings the brutal Boknal “dog eating days,” when more than a million dogs are tortured and slaughtered for meat.

‘Game-changer’: Sanders unveils Green New Deal plan detailing 10-Year mobilization to avert climate catastrophe,...

"This is a pivotal moment in the history of America—and really, in the history of humanity."

Media bias and movement building: Bernie Sanders’ revolutionary 2020 campaign

“Bernie Sanders makes my skin crawl. And I can’t even identify for you what exactly it is.”                                                                                              Former assistant U.S. attorney Mimi Rocah on...

‘A Green New Deal, but for guns’: Parkland students propose groundbreaking gun policy

"If we require a license to drive a car, we should certainly require a license to own a gun."