Sunday, June 23, 2024

Tag: pollution

Breakthrough in PFAS cleanup: New method destroys toxic ‘forever chemicals’

This innovative method breaks down these persistent pollutants into harmless

New report finds Tyson Foods dumped pollutants into US waterways for...

The wastewater analyzed consisted of pathogens and microorganisms and slaughterhouse byproducts, such as body parts of animals, feces and blood.

eWeek highlights digitalization’s growing environmental footprint

The digital transformation the world has seen is causing raw material depletion, an increase in water and energy use, and more pollution and waste, the speakers said.

The unseen cost of cigarette pollution: Billions in environmental damage

The yearly economic cost of cigarette plastic waste amounts to approximately $26 billion.

New York calls PepsiCo’s plastic pollution a ‘public nuisance’ in first-of-its-kind...

The company's packaging was found to be the most significant contributor to plastic waste clogging the Buffalo River.

Polluters rely on old rhetoric to block clean energy future

Corporate polluters and their political allies have sought to slow and derail anti-pollution laws, often using the exact same arguments and wording.

Climate reality vs. public perception: Will toxic haze and the 2023...

The onslaught has led to another round of media headlines and press releases from environmental and public health groups asking whether the nation is at a tipping point of urgency to fight climate change.

3M to pay $10.3 billion to settle water pollution suit over...

“We have reached the largest drinking water settlement in American history, which will be used to help filter PFAS from drinking water that is served to the public.”

Biggest polluters linked to worsening wildfires in Western US and Canada

Emissions from these top fossil fuel producers and cement manufacturers could also be linked to about 50% of increasing drought and high fire-risk conditions in the same area since 1901.

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When the KKK murdered my childhood friend 

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Gaza’s children face extreme heat and starvation under Israeli blockade

UN reports visible signs of wasting among Gaza’s children as aid deliveries falter and temperatures soar.

Congress demands answers from Chief Justice Roberts on Supreme Court ethics scandals

Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Jamie Raskin press Chief Justice John Roberts on ethics standards amid controversies involving Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito.

Global consensus: Majority support quick fossil fuel phaseout, even in top producing nations

A new UNDP poll reveals overwhelming global support for a rapid transition to clean energy and stronger climate action, including in major fossil fuel-producing countries.

Essential jobs and public school teachers in the US fail to provide living wages

Home health aides, retail salespersons, fast-food workers, and public school teachers are essential to the economy and society, yet their wages fall far short of the cost of living.