Tree Deaths Linked To Leaks From Natural Gas Pipelines

By Phil McKenna, Inside Climate News. -

Natural gas leaks from underground pipelines are killing trees in densely populated urban environments, a new study suggests, adding to concerns over such leaks fueling climate change and [...]

Stop Reversals Of The Long-term Benefits Of The First Earth Day April 22, 1970

By Ralph Nader. -

Earth Day, April 22, 1970, was the most consequential demonstration of civic energy in modern American history. Engaging nearly 20 million Americans participating in about 13,000 local events, [...]

EPA Is Unleashing Pollution That Makes Us Vulnerable To COVID-19

By Sharon Zhang, Truthout. -

Past exposure to air pollution increases the risk that an individual will suffer critical illness after contracting COVID-19, according to a report released on April 8 by researchers at [...]

Oil Industry Exploits Pandemic As Excuse To Dodge Federal Regulations, Fees

By Erik Molvar, Counterpunch. -

In an act of appalling hubris, the oil and gas industry is asking the federal government to loosen enforcement of federal regulations on public lands in response to the coronavirus pandemic. [...]

Air & Water Pollution Cause More Deaths Than War, Tobacco, Drugs Or Alcohol

By Michelle Chen, Progressive.org -

Pollution—whether it comes from a car’s tailpipe, a coal-fired power plant, or a toxic waste dump—claimed more than eight million lives around the world in 2017, fully 15 percent of all deaths. [...]

As Fracking Companies Face Bankruptcy, US Regulators Enable Firms To Duck Cleanup Costs

By Justin Mikulka, DeSmogBlog. -

In over their heads with debt, U.S. shale oil and gas firms are now moving from a boom in fracking to a boom in bankruptcies. This trend of failing finances has the potential for the U.S. public, [...]

Firm Knew About Lead In Flint’s Water But Didn’t Warn Public, Emails Show

By Emily Holden, Ron Fonger and Jessica Glenza, Mlive.com -

FLINT, MI -- Executives at Veolia knew that families in Flint might be at risk of being poisoned by lead in their tap water months before the city publicly admitted the problem in 2015, according [...]

Natural Gas Rush Drives A Global Rise In Fossil Fuel Emissions

By Nicholas Kusnetz, Insideclimatenews.org -

A surge in natural gas has helped drive down coal burning across the United States and Europe, but it isn't displacing other fossil fuels on a global scale. Instead, booming gas use is fueling [...]

Under Cap & Trade California’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Increase

By Lisa Song, Propublica.org -

Gov. Jerry Brown took the podium at a July 2017 press conference to lingering applause after a steady stream of politicians praised him for helping to extend California’s signature climate policy [...]

Now Retired, Top U.S. Environmental Scientist Feels Free To Speak Her Mind

By Warren Cornwall, Sciencemag.org -

As director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) in Durham, North Carolina, toxicologist Linda Birnbaum had to navigate numerous controversies about pollution and [...]

Our Tax System Rewards Polluters

By Charlie Simmons, Otherwords.org -

Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist who sparked student protests across the globe, had this to tell the UN General Assembly in New York: “People are suffering. People are [...]

Major Media Bury Groundbreaking Studies Of Pentagon’s Massive Carbon Bootprint

By Joshua Cho, Fair.org -

Almost a decade later, Project Censored’s observations are still applicable, with two major studies published in June remaining buried by most major media outlets. The first study, “Pentagon Fuel [...]

Fining Corporations That Pollute Carbon Is Quite Popular

By Matt Bruenig, Peoplespolicyproject.org -

The Emerson results are not directly comparable to the YouGov results because Emerson asks people only if they “support” it, “oppose” it, or are unsure, while YouGov gives people the additional [...]

$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 [...]