$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 [...]

‘Astonishing’ Texas Legal Win Tops Decades Of Clean-Water Heroism

By Robert S. Becker, Nationofchange.org -

Sometimes, unstoppable anti-pollution champions must get their feet wet. Literally, in polluted bays. Long on need yet short on cash for pricey consultants, clean water champions along the [...]

US Military Is A Bigger Polluter Than As Many As 140 Countries – Shrinking This War Machine Is A Must

By Benjamin Neimark, Oliver Belcher, Patrick Bigger, Theconversation.com -

The US military’s carbon bootprint is enormous. Like corporate supply chains, it relies upon an extensive global network of container ships, trucks and cargo planes to supply its operations with [...]

Victory In Illinois: Coal Plant Found Guilty Of Polluting Groundwater With Coal Ash

By Ruth Milka, Nationofchange.org -

“Today is a huge victory for Waukegan residents who have fought for years to see corporations like NRG Energy held accountable for the toxic waste that has been illegally dumped on our Lake [...]

Front Line Battles, Climate Change And Chaos Investors

By Eleanor Goldfield, Occupy.com -

Updates from two front line climate fights – in the ancient forests of northern California and the harbor of New York City. Next, the biggest polluter on the planet is also the largest terrorist [...]

Report: Department Of Defense Is A Massive Climate Polluter

By Staff, Watson.brown.edu -

Scientists and security analysts have warned for more than a decade that global warming is a potential national security concern. They project that the consequences of global warming – rising [...]

All-American Torture Camps, It’s Raining Plastic & Oil Companies Dig It

By Eleanor Goldfield, Occupy.com -

Human rights violations are rife in Alabama prisons – meanwhile, the Alabama Department of Corrections continues to overcrowd these torture centers while blaming mistreatment on staff shortages. [...]

Activists Deliver Giant Trash Monsters To Nestlé Headquarters To Protest Plastic Pollution

By Maddie Stone, Earther.gizmodo.com -

Plastic pollution in the oceans is a huge, disgusting problem. Which is why it’s pretty fitting that Greenpeace decided to raise awareness of one company’s contributions with huge, disgusting [...]

A Tale Of Two Toxic Cities

By Sharon Lerner, Theintercept.com -

After a crucial division of the Environmental Protection Agency reassessed the dangers of two key pollutants — ethylene oxide and chloroprene — the risk of cancer from air pollution shot up in [...]

Lake Erie Just Won The Same Legal Rights As People

By Sigal Samuel, Vox.com -

It started in a pub. A handful of people, hunched over beers in Toledo, Ohio, were talking about a water crisis that had plagued the city in 2014. The pollution of Lake Erie had gotten so bad [...]