Scientists Say Chemical Pollution Has Passed The Safe Limit For Humanity

By Rosie Frost, Euro News. -

The Earth has remained remarkably stable since the dawn of civilisation 10,000 years ago. In 2009, experts outlined nine boundaries that keep us within the limits of this steady state. They [...]

Imminent Peril Of Drinking Water Contamination By US Navy Fuel Tanks

By Ann Wright, Popular Resistance. -

In a strongly worded proposed decision and order, on December 27, 2021, David Day, the Hawai’i State Department of Health Red Hill case Hearing Officer and Deputy Attorney General announced in a [...]

Government Action, Not Consumer Action, Will Stop Climate Change

By Christopher Orlet, Counter Punch. -

Pointing the finger at individual consumers has been the default strategy of powerful corporations since the 1950s. Deflect blame for smog or litter or polluted waterways or carcinogens or gun [...]

Flushing Of Dangerous Petroleum Contaminated Water From Military Housing

By Ann Wright, Popular Resistance. -

Hawai'i - On Friday, December 24, I went to Aliamanu Military Reservation at Red Hill housing area which is located above the entryway into the main tunnel that leads into the  U.S. Navy’s deep, [...]

Maryland Naval Installation Pollutes Region By Incinerating Munitions

By Pat Elder, Covert Action Magazine. -

The Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division (Indian Head) has conducted open burning/open detonation (OB/OD) of military flares that contain up to 45% of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl [...]

Study Measures Fracking’s Impact On Nearby Surface Water Quality

By Bridget Reed Morawski, Nation Of Change. -

A new study correlates poorer surface water quality with nearby hydraulic fracturing but finds that the impacts aren’t major enough to be considered harmful by federal regulators. However, the [...]

Louisiana Plastics Plant Put On Pause In A Win For Activists

By Oliver Laughland, The Guardian. -

The US government has placed further delays on a proposed multibillion dollar plastics plant in south Louisiana, marking a major victory for environmental activists and members of the majority [...]

Calling Out The Greatest Culprit Behind The Climate Crisis

By Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG. -

Abby Martin and Mike Prysner of The Empire Files are producing a new feature-length documentary that exposes the US military as "Earth's Greatest Enemy." Left out of the conversation about the [...]

Study: ‘Blue Hydrogen’ In Bipartisan Plan More Polluting Than Coal

By Jenna McGuire, Common Dreams. -

While celebrated as a climate victory by the Biden administration, the large infrastructure bill passed in the U.S. Senate this week includes billions of dollars of funding toward "blue [...]

Environmental Racism And Detroit

By Emma Boyhtari, . -

Oftentimes, racism and environmentalism are thought of as separate issues. Since the Black Lives Matter uprising of last summer, however, there has been a growing awareness of the scope of racism [...]

Pennsylvania Town Battles To Shut Down Toxic Waste-To-Energy Plant

By Melinda Tuhus, Between The Lines. -

So-called waste-to-energy plants are the waste management industry’s way of describing toxic incinerators that burn trash and leave extremely toxic ash containing dioxin, mercury, arsenic and [...]

The Truth About Plastics And Why We Need To Stop Production Now

By Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG. -

More knowledge is being gained about and more attention is being given to the harm caused to our health and the planet by plastics, from the start of their production to their disposal as waste [...]

The Urgent Need For A Plastic-Free World

By Maleesha Gunawardana, Ground Views. -

Among all the chemicals and debris that fell into our waters, what drew the most attention was the billions of Linear Low-Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) and Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE) pellets [...]

The Navy Is Misleading A Maryland Community On PFAS Dangers

By Pat Elder, Military Poisons. -

Maryland - The Patuxent River Naval Air Station says the PFAS foam it sent down the drain on May 16 to the wastewater treatment plant operated by the St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission [...]

Red Alert: Only One Earth

By The Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. -

Ecosystem degradation is accelerated by capitalism, which intensifies pollution and waste, deforestation, land-use change and exploitation, and carbon-driven energy systems. For example, the [...]