Thursday, July 18, 2019

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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‘Astonishing’ Texas legal Win tops decades of clean-water heroism

Precedents Set: Big $$ Penalty Fueled by Key Citizen Evidence

 Sometimes, unstoppable anti-pollution champions must get their feet...
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How corporate welfare hurts you

You often hear Trump and Republicans in Congress railing against so-called “welfare programs” – by which they mean programs that provide health...

U.S. judge slashed Bayer/Monsanto damages owed from $75 million to $25.27 million

Bayer had purchased Monsanto back in 2016 and the product Roundup weedkiller has been linked to causing cancer.  Northern...

Chevron responsible for spilling nearly 800,000 gallons of oil and water into California canyon

The seepage began in May and has been intermittently leaking until last Tuesday.

Trump’s plan to throw 55,000 children out of their homes

In 1968 — just a week after Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination — Congress passed the Fair Housing Act, or FHA.