Air & Water Pollution Cause More Deaths Than War, Tobacco, Drugs Or Alcohol

By Michelle Chen, Progressive.org -

Pollution—whether it comes from a car’s tailpipe, a coal-fired power plant, or a toxic waste dump—claimed more than eight million lives around the world in 2017, fully 15 percent of all deaths. [...]

As Fracking Companies Face Bankruptcy, US Regulators Enable Firms To Duck Cleanup Costs

By Justin Mikulka, DeSmogBlog. -

In over their heads with debt, U.S. shale oil and gas firms are now moving from a boom in fracking to a boom in bankruptcies. This trend of failing finances has the potential for the U.S. public, [...]

Firm Knew About Lead In Flint’s Water But Didn’t Warn Public, Emails Show

By Emily Holden, Ron Fonger and Jessica Glenza, Mlive.com -

FLINT, MI -- Executives at Veolia knew that families in Flint might be at risk of being poisoned by lead in their tap water months before the city publicly admitted the problem in 2015, according [...]

Natural Gas Rush Drives A Global Rise In Fossil Fuel Emissions

By Nicholas Kusnetz, Insideclimatenews.org -

A surge in natural gas has helped drive down coal burning across the United States and Europe, but it isn't displacing other fossil fuels on a global scale. Instead, booming gas use is fueling [...]

Under Cap & Trade California’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Increase

By Lisa Song, Propublica.org -

Gov. Jerry Brown took the podium at a July 2017 press conference to lingering applause after a steady stream of politicians praised him for helping to extend California’s signature climate policy [...]

Now Retired, Top U.S. Environmental Scientist Feels Free To Speak Her Mind

By Warren Cornwall, Sciencemag.org -

As director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) in Durham, North Carolina, toxicologist Linda Birnbaum had to navigate numerous controversies about pollution and [...]

Our Tax System Rewards Polluters

By Charlie Simmons, Otherwords.org -

Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist who sparked student protests across the globe, had this to tell the UN General Assembly in New York: “People are suffering. People are [...]

Major Media Bury Groundbreaking Studies Of Pentagon’s Massive Carbon Bootprint

By Joshua Cho, Fair.org -

Almost a decade later, Project Censored’s observations are still applicable, with two major studies published in June remaining buried by most major media outlets. The first study, “Pentagon Fuel [...]

Fining Corporations That Pollute Carbon Is Quite Popular

By Matt Bruenig, Peoplespolicyproject.org -

The Emerson results are not directly comparable to the YouGov results because Emerson asks people only if they “support” it, “oppose” it, or are unsure, while YouGov gives people the additional [...]

$10 Million Defamation Lawsuit Filed Against Rockwool, Allies

By Anne Meador, Dcmediagroup.us -

A civil complaint was filed yesterday in Circuit Court in Jefferson County, W.Va., alleging that Rockwool Group, one of its employees and former members of the local development authority [...]

U.S. Government Reports: ‘It Is Raining Plastic’

By Andrew Emett, Nationofchange.org -

After analyzing rainwater samples collected from the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, the U.S. Interior Department recently released a study concluding that microscopic plastic fibers have [...]

As The Ocean Waters Rise, So Do The Islands Of Garbage

By Vijay Prashad, TriContinental Institute for Social Research -

On 12 July 2019, a twelve-year-old girl from Gresik (Indonesia), Aeshnina Azzahra, wrote a letter to US President Donald Trump. The letter was delivered to the US embassy in Jakarta and released [...]

Babies Born Near Oil And Gas Wells Have Congenital Heart Defects

By Julie Conley, Commondreams. -

Proximity to oil and gas sites makes pregnant mothers up to 70 percent more likely to give birth to a baby with congenital heart defects, according to a new study. Led by Dr. Lisa McKenzie at [...]

‘Drop Rockwool’: Retailers Urged To Boycott Insulation Maker

By Anne Meador, Dcmediagroup.us -

Several Jefferson County, W.Va., residents demonstrated at home improvement retailers in Gaithersburg, Md., in an effort to pressure them to ban Rockwool insulation products from their shelves. [...]

Climate Change Is A Poor People’s Issue

By Mallika Khanna, Otherwords.org -

If you’ve read anything about climate change over the past year, you’ve probably heard about the IPCC report that gives a 12-year deadline for limiting climate change catastrophe. But for many [...]