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 [...]

We Hug The Trees Because The Trees Have No Voice

By Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. -

At the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, the delegates decided to hold an annual World Environment Day. In 1974, the UN urged the world to celebrate that day on 5 June with [...]

New Report: Climate Harms To Health Are Widespread And Costly

A new report NRDC published with partner groups today spotlights the enormous, often overlooked, and inequitable health and economic costs of climate change and air pollution from burning fossil [...]

Our Biggest Jails Are Frontline Environmental Justice Communities

By Adam Mahoney, Grist. -

For more than half a century, 441 Bauchet Street has been the address where Los Angeles’ most stark social and environmental inequalities converge. It’s the location of L.A.’s Men’s Central Jail, [...]

Diane Wilson In Hunger Strike To Protect Matagorda Bay

By Stephanie Thomas, Public Citizen. -

Legendary environmenal activist Diane Wilson has been called “an unreasonable woman.” As a shrimper, Diane learned firsthand about tremendous pollution damaging the waters near her hometown of [...]

US Army Corps Of Engineers Permit Big Oil To Dredge Mercury-Contaminated Matagorda Bay

By Ann Wright, Popular Resistance. -

Texas shrimper, fisherwoman and internationally known environmentalist Diane Wilson is on Day 22 of her hunger strike to gain national solidarity and publicity for pressure on the U.S. Army Corps [...]