Scientists Accidentally Develop ‘Mutant’ Enzyme That Eats Plastic

By Lorraine Chow, Ecowatch.com -

Researchers in the UK and the U.S. have inadvertently engineered an enzyme that eats up plastic. The enzyme is able to digest PET (polyethylene terephthalate)—the same material used in the [...]

I Kept All My Plastic For A Year – The 4,490 Items Forced Me To Rethink

By Laura Barton, Theguardian.com -

We all know, in theory, that we ought to use less plastic. We’ve all been distressed by the sight of Blue Planet II’s hawksbill turtle entangled in a plastic sack, and felt chastened as we’ve [...]

Globalization’s Deadly Footprint

By Alex Jensen, Localfutures.org -

That pollution is bad for our health will come as a surprise to no one. That pollution kills at least 9 million people every year might. This is 16 percent of all deaths worldwide – 3 times more [...]

Junk Planet: Is Earth the Largest Garbage Dump in the Universe?

By Robert J. Burrowes, Popular Resistance -

Is Earth the largest garbage dump in the Universe? I don’t know. But it’s a safe bet that Earth would be a contender were such a competition to be held. Let me explain why. This article provides [...]

Your Pipeline Fights; Polluting Along Race Lines & Invading White Spaces

By Eleanor Goldfield, Occupy.com -

This week on Act Out! big oil and gas pay a small fine so they can keep on polluting. Next up, YOUR solidarity is needed in an upcoming week of action against the Bayou Bridge Pipeline. Not in [...]

German Cities To Trial Free Public Transport To Cut Pollution

By Philip Oltermann, Theguardian.com -

“Car nation” Germany has surprised neighbours with a radical proposal to reduce road traffic by making public transport free, as Berlin scrambles to meet EU air pollution targets and avoid big [...]

China Reassigns 60,000 Soldiers To Plant Trees In Bid To Fight Pollution

By Samuel Osborne, Independent.co.uk -

China has reportedly reassigned over 60,000 soldiers to plant trees in a bid to combat pollution by increasing the country's forest coverage. A large regiment from the People's Liberation Army, [...]

Citizens In Cancer Alley Vow To Ramp Up Battle Against Industrial Pollution In 2018

By Julie Dermansky, Desmogblog.com -

This past year in Louisiana’s St. John the Baptist Parish, a small group of residents began organizing their community to compel the state to protect them against an invisible menace: the air [...]

In ToxicDocs.org, A Treasure Trove Of Industry Secrets

By Tik Root, Undark.org -

Philip Scranton, a historian at Rutgers University, had taken aim at their book“Deceit and Denial: The Deadly Politics of Industrial Pollution” — and at Markowitz in particular. Scranton accused [...]

Citizens In Cancer Alley Ramp Up Battle Against Industrial Pollution

By Julie Dermansky, Desmogblog.com -

This past year in Louisiana’s St. John the Baptist Parish, a small group of residents began organizing their community to compel the state to protect them against an invisible menace: the air [...]

US Officials Drop Mining Cleanup Rule After Industry Objects

By Matthew Brown, apnews.com -

By Matthew Brown for Associated Press - BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s administration announced Friday that it won’t require mining companies to prove they have the financial [...]

Lawsuit Against Environmental Activists Should Be Dismissed

By Blake Nicholson, AP.org -

By Blake Nicholson for Associated Press - BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Environmental groups being sued by the developer of the Dakota Access pipeline have asked a federal judge to dismiss the lawsuit. [...]

Report: Racial, Economic Injustice Of Pollution Trading Programs

By Staff, foodandwaterwatch.org -

By Staff of Food & Water Watch - WASHINGTON – New analysis published today details the disproportionate burdens of air and water contamination and serious human health effects placed on [...]

The Brutal Racial Politics Of Climate Change And Pollution

By Basav Sen, www.fpif.org -

By Basav Sen for Foreign Policy In Focus - As I watched coverage of Harvey’s flood damage in Houston, Irma’s wreckage in the Caribbean, the devastating record monsoons in South Asia, and the [...]

Marylanders Oppose Dominion’s Request To Pollute More

By Staff, www.wearecovepoint.org -

By Staff of We Are Cove Point - LUSBY, MD — The public showed up in force last night to urge the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) to reject Dominion Energy’s application to increase the [...]