Thursday, July 9, 2020

Tag: pollution

France Bans Plastic Silverware, Plates and Cups

France has become the first country to ban the use of single-use plastic kitchenware by 2020.

Teens Discover Seed That Naturally Cleanses Polluted Water

The seeds of this tree can filter contaminated water, remove impurities and even make water drinkable again.

Cities Turning to a Plastic-Free Future

Plastic Free July is asking you to ditch one-time use plastic goods for an entire month.

Coal Dust Responsible for Thousands of Deaths in the E.U.

Not only does burning coal cost companies and governments billions of pounds in disease treatment and lost working days, but it is proven to be the cause of thousands of deaths.

San Francisco Getting Stricter About Styrofoam

At the beginning of 2017, the use of polystyrene will be banned in San Francisco.

Whistleblower Says EPA Officials Covered Up Toxic Fracking Methane Emissions for...

An environmental watchdog claims the EPA is involved in a cover-up holding back information about the oil and gas industry.

Koch Brothers Struggle to Block Climate Action in State Legislatures

The Koch groups have been targeting state budgets as a vehicle to protect polluter interests, with limited success.

Gov. Cuomo Rejects the Constitution Pipeline, Huge Win for the Anti-Fracking...

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation just denied a key permit to companies seeking to build a 124-mile fracked gas pipeline.

World’s First Plastic Fishing Company Wants to Rid the Oceans of...

The goal of Plastic Whale—which describes itself as the world’s first plastic fishing company—is to rid the world’s waters of plastic pollution.

Polluted Environment is Responsible for One-Quarter of Global Deaths

Diseases caused by environmental hazards are preventable but only if local governments intervene.

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Why Trump wants to kill the biggest environmental law you’ve never heard of

NEPA is one of the biggest federal policies ever enacted to protect our environment. But Trump is out to gut it — here's why.

Former LA Councilman pleads guilty to obstructing federal corruption probe

If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison.

A ‘historic day’ as federal judge orders shutdown and removal of Dakota Access Pipeline

This is the first time a federal judge has closed an operating pipeline for environmental reasons.

His own worst enemy, Trump drowns in his own swamp

Thus does Trump bring down the very doom and gloom, if not carnage, on himself invoked by his own lies and fear-mongering.
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Monopoly mayhem: Corporations win, workers lose

Big corporations have become so dominant that workers and consumers have fewer options and have to accept the wages and prices these giant corporations offer.