Saugeen Ojibway Nation Has Saved Lake Huron From A Nuclear Waste Dump

By Joyce  Nelson, -

A major victory for Canada’s First Nations has just been won in Ontario. On January 31, the Saugeen Ojibway Nation (SON) overwhelmingly voted down the proposed deep geological repository (DGR) [...]

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 [...]

Is This The End Of Recycling?

By Alana Semuels, -

Americans are consuming more and more stuff. Now that other countries won’t take our papers and plastics, they’re ending up in the trash. After decades of earnest public-information campaigns, [...]

City Council Approves Bill That Could Shut Down Massive Trash Incinerator

By Dharna Noor, -

Baltimore City Council unanimously passed a bill on Monday that would force the city’s Wheelabrator trash incinerator to dramatically reduce its emissions of pollutants or shut down. 14 of 15 [...]

Fracking Wastewater Spikes 1,440% In Half Decade, Adding To Dry Regions’ Water Woes

By Sharon Kelly, -

Between 2011 and 2016, fracked oil and gas wells in the U.S. pumped out record-breaking amounts of wastewater, which is laced with toxic and radioactive materials, a new Duke [...]

‘Appetite For Destruction’: How Feeding Livestock Strains The Planet

By Dharna Noor, -

By Dharna Noor for The Real News Network - DHARNA NOOR: Welcome to The Real News Network. I'm Dharna Noor joining you from Baltimore. There's a growing awareness that meat production puts a [...]

How Military Outsourcing Turned Toxic

By Abrahm Lustgarten, -

By Abrahm Lustgarten for ProPublica - IN AUGUST 2016, an inspector from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency arrived at Barksdale Air Force base in Louisiana, a nerve center for the U.S. [...]

Landmark Report Maps Feces-Laden Hog And Chicken Operations In N. Carolina

By Staff, -

By Staff of Waterkeeper Alliance - Washington, D.C. – A first-of-its-kind interactive map revealing the locations of more than 6,500 concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs, across the [...]

Manure Dumped On ExxonMobil Refinery In Protest

By Daily Breeze, -

Protesters clad in hazmat suits protested over the weekend at the ExxonMobil refinery gates in Torrance in response to what they called the company’s “lackluster response” to community complaints [...]

Fresh Nuclear Leak Detected At Fukushima Plant

By AFP, -

Sensors at the Fukushima nuclear plant have detected a fresh leak of highly radioactive water to the sea, the plant's operator announced Sunday, highlighting difficulties in decommissioning the [...]

We Should All Be Inspired By These Baltimore Youth

By Brentin Mock, -

The youth of South Baltimore have scored another round in their fight to keep a mammoth waste incinerator out of their neighborhood. Baltimore County’s regional cooperative purchasing committee [...]

Incinerators Are Wrong Answer, Need Zero Waste

By Paul Connett, -

The comeback of trash incinerators is being welcomed by the corporations that build them and the politicians who see them as a “quick-fix” to the garbage problem, but let’s be serious — they are [...]

Trash Incinerators Generate Community Opposition

By Timothy Williams, -

Rising from a denuded landscape not far from this area’s famed beaches, the nation’s first new commercial garbage incinerator in 20 years is about to be fired up, ready to blast up to 3,000 tons [...]