Monday, September 16, 2019

Tag: pollution

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."

Trump administration downplays danger of air pollution in new regulatory rollbacks

"Now, to benefit coal interests, the U.S. EPA wants to simply ignore the health impacts that occur below their self-imposed limit."

‘A new and unanticipated danger of plastic pollution’: New study shows...

The study is the first of its kind to look at the impacts of plastic on this type of bacteria.

The world just took a major step to curb plastic pollution,...

"The U.S. is the world’s largest exporter of plastics, mostly to developing nations. And this has created a global crisis of waste in countries in South and Central Asia as well as South America and Africa."

Exclusive: Air permit OK’d after new evidence of carcinogens at Enbridge’s...

The project has been fraught with charges of conflicts of interest and behind-the-scenes dealings between state agencies and Enbridge.

Utah’s coal-ash pollution: A toxic example of a national problem

According to the first comprehensive national study of coal-ash pollution, 91 percent of all coal plants in the country are contaminating nearby groundwater with toxic pollutants.

Transformative climate action is possible – if polluters stay away

We need strong firewalls separating Big Oil and other polluters from climate policy making.

Seaweed straws could soon replace single-use plastic straws

"Single use plastics should never be built to last, they should be designed to disappear."

Miami bans the use of glyphosate in a step to improve...

Miami now joins Miami Beach and Stuart, two cities in Florida who have also banned glyphosate.

Top 10 most contaminated groundwater sites revealed in first major coal...

The report contains examples of several well-documented instances of residential tap water contaminated by coal ash.

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The American people will impeach the Republican Party and its members

Based on their record, what they say and what most of them refuse to do, the vow they made has become meaningless.

Here’s several reasons why Trump cannot take away birthright citizenship

Should a candidate for President that meets the “natural born” standard be declared unqualified because his parents were illegal?

Study confirms whale mortalities overwhelmingly caused by human activity

"Of all the causes identified, it is critical to emphasize that no adult or juvenile North Atlantic right whale deaths were a result of natural causes. Not one."

Meet Alexander von Humboldt, the first person to understand climate change — more than...

As the world burns — and as kids sound the alarm — the original environmental scientist is worth revisiting.

Justice Sotomayor slams the Supreme Court’s ‘new normal’ under Trump

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court allowed Trump’s “third-country” asylum rule to go into effect. It’s the administration’s toughest barrier to asylum-seekers yet, and a...