‘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 [...]

TVA Votes To Close 2 Coal Plants, Despite Political Pressure From Trump And Kentucky GOP

By James Bruggers, Insideclimatenews.org -

Brushing aside pleas from coal-friendly politicians, Tennessee Valley Authority's board voted Thursday to retire a 49-year-old coal-fired power plant in Kentucky. President Donald Trump and the [...]

‘Resist Rockwool’ Holds Sit-In Of Senator Joe Manchin Office

By Anne Meador, Dcmediagroup.us -

Washington, DC — West Virginia residents occupied U.S. Senator Joe Manchin’s office today to demand he take a position on a controversial factory under construction in the Eastern Panhandle. U.S. [...]

EPA Criminal Action Against Polluters Hits 30-Year Low

By Ellen Knickmeyer, AP.org -

WASHINGTON—The Environmental Protection Agency hit a 30-year low in 2018 in the number of pollution cases it referred for criminal prosecution, Justice Department data show. The EPA said in a [...]

New U.S. Oil And Gas Drilling To Unleash 1,000 Coal Plants’ Worth Of Pollution By 2050

By Alexander C. Kaufman, Huffingtonpost.com -

The great American fracking boom threatens to undermine efforts to avoid climate catastrophe in this century. Amid mounting calls to phase out fossil fuels in the face of rapidly worsening [...]