Monday, August 10, 2020

Tag: pollution

LNG, plastics and other gas industry plans would add climate pollution...

“In short, reported emissions from oil, natural gas, and chemical infrastructure have increased in recent years, and new infrastructure that is still in the pipeline has the potential to increase emissions even more.”

As fracking companies face bankruptcy, US regulators enable firms to duck...

“Currently there is no way to treat, store, and release the billions of gallons of wastewater at the surface.”

New study names modern pollution a major cause of premature deaths...

"Pollution is an enormous and poorly addressed health problem."

Coal plants get a pass to pollute our waterways

"These dangerous attacks on the environment and our public health cannot be allowed to stand."

EPA disbanded a clean air science panel. We met anyway –...

The nongovernmental panel of experts found that particle pollution regulations aren’t protecting public health, but that's not the only worrying trend at EPA.

The Ocean Cleanup successfully collects ocean plastic, aims to scale design

The Ocean Cleanup announced that it has created a device that successfully captures plastic waste in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

‘This is political retribution:’ Trump admin attacks California’s environmental record

"This an obvious attempt at political intimidation."

California polluters may soon buy carbon “offsets” from the Amazon —...

Fires in the Brazilian Amazon have outraged the world. But what can people living far from the world’s largest rainforest do to save...

Focusing on cutting emissions alone won’t halt environmental decline, we must...

There is no free lunch when it comes to halting climate and environmental breakdown.

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.

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Trump just admitted on live television he will ‘terminate’ Social Security and Medicare if...

"We just heard it straight from Trump's own mouth: If reelected, he will destroy Social Security."

A good news storyline: Trump repudiated, Biden steady but insufficient. Enter systemic reformers.

Biden is no FDR. To expect systemic reform from Biden is naive but to envision him as a stepping stone is good progressive strategy.

It could have been different

And keep in mind, when assessing this world I’m going to leave behind to those I hold near and dear, that Covid-19 is hardly the worst of it. Behind that pandemic is something so much worse.

Era of US domination of Latin America coming to an end

As U.S. empire fades, so might the Monroe Doctrine come to an end.

Bernie and colleagues introduce Make Billionaires Pay Act

“As our country faces vast economic and health needs, billionaires continue to display their appetite for greed.”