Pollution

WHO chief: Air Pollution Link To 600,000 Deaths In Children

The director general of the World Health Organization has said air pollution is “one of the most pernicious threats” facing global public health today and is on a much bigger scale than HIV or Ebola… Dr Margaret Chan told the Today programme that poor air quality was having a disproportionate impact on the young… She […]

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Poisoned Montana Town Is Now At The Mercy Of The GOP Health Care Plan

WASHINGTON — Jim Devlin has fond memories of growing up in the picturesque Rocky Mountain town of Libby, Montana, playing baseball and scampering across piles of shimmering ore mined from a nearby mountaintop… But that harmless childhood fun ― the simple act of breathing Libby’s air ― has left him with an incurable, potentially fatal […]

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Thousands Of Spills At US Oil And Gas Fracking Sites

Up to 16% of hydraulically fractured oil and gas wells spill liquids every year, according to new research from US scientists… They found that there had been 6,600 releases from these fracked wells over a ten-year period in four states… The biggest problems were reported in oil-rich North Dakota where 67% of the spills were […]

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India’s Air Pollution Is Out Of Control

The rise in India’s air pollution over a quarter century has been staggering, according to a new report on the State of Global Air website… The collaborative study released Tuesday by the Health Effects Institute and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation found that India’s worsening air pollution causes 1.1 million people to die prematurely each […]

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Pollution Has Worked Its Way Down To The World’s Deepest Waters

The Mariana Trench in the northern Pacific is the deepest part of the world’s oceans. You might think a place that remote would be untouched by human activity. But the Mariana Trench is polluted… At its deepest — about 7 miles down — the water in the trench is near freezing. The pressure would crush […]

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A Year After Obama Declared An Emergency In Flint, Crisis Persists

One year after President Barack Obama declared a federal emergency in Flint, Michigan, over the lead poisoning crisis, experts say the city’s water system has significantly improved ― but residents still can’t drink the water from their taps, and there’s no clear end in sight… On Wednesday, researchers and public officials hosted a town hall meeting […]

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27 Images That Prove The End Is Near

Sometimes every word is superfluous. These pictures say more than a thousand words.
http://www.anonews.co/photos-end-near/

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Time-Lapse Video Shows Wall Of Smog In Beijing

Beijing’s sky appears blue at the beginning of the 13-second video. Then it completely disappears from view, blotted out by a cloud of brown smog… The time-lapse video shot Sunday by Chas Pope, a British citizen, dramatically illustrates the extent of China’s pollution problem. Pope says the thick haze moved into Beijing over the course […]

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The Lawyer Who Became DuPont’s Worst Nightmare

 

Rob Bilott was a corporate defense attorney for eight years. Then he took on an environmental suit that would upend his entire career — and expose a brazen, decades-long history of chemical pollution.
Just months before Rob Bilott made partner at Taft Stettinius & Hollister, he received a call on his direct line from a cattle […]

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Watch 30 Years Of Pipeline Spills Rip Through The U.S. In 40 Seconds

…My suspicion was that pipeline accidents are rare, but as I investigated, I found that they actually happen all the time. As shown in the mapstory I produced above, in the last 30 years, there have been over 8,700 liquid pipeline spills, averaging nearly one every day… One, in fact, happened recently only 150 miles […]

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Pipeline Spills 176,000 Gallons Of Oil 150 Miles From Standing Rock Protests

About 150 miles from where thousands have protested for months that the Dakota Access pipeline could threaten a Sioux tribe’s water supply, a pipeline in the western part of North Dakota has spilled more than 130,000 gallons of oil into a creek, state officials said… In all, the Belle Fourche pipeline lost 4,200 barrels of […]

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Four Major Cities Move To Ban Diesel Vehicles By 2025

The leaders of four major global cities say they will stop the use of all diesel-powered cars and trucks by the middle of the next decade… The mayors of Paris, Mexico City, Madrid and Athens say they are implementing the ban to improve air quality… They say they will give incentives for alternative vehicle use […]

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EPA To Consider Banning Asbestos, Other Chemicals

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has prioritized 10 chemicals, including asbestos, that could be banned under a new chemical safety law… The EPA released the list of chemicals Tuesday, the first set of substances that it is reviewing under the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, signed into law earlier this […]

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2 Billion Children Are Exposed To Poisonous Air Every Day

Air pollution is killing the world’s children… At least 2 billion kids globally are exposed daily to unhealthy levels of outdoor air pollution, according to a sobering UNICEF report released Monday. And about in 1 in 7 — or 300 million children — live in areas with the “most toxic levels of outdoor air pollution,” measured as […]

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Oil Train Derails, Spilling Crude In Columbia River Gorge

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/oil-train-derails-columbia-river-gorge_us_5751fd62e4b0c3752dcdb896

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Florida considering weakening restrictions on discharging chemicals in water

The state of Florida wants to weaken its restrictions on roughly two dozen cancer-causing chemicals that can be discharged into its rivers, lakes, streams and coastal waters.
via Florida considering weakening restrictions on discharging chemicals in water.

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Climate Action for Growth and Competitiveness

“It’s five months since the world’s leaders adopted the historic Paris Agreement on climate change. In doing so they sent a powerful signal that the world wants to stay below 2 degrees warming and is on a path to decarbonise our economies.”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paul-polman/-climate-action-for-growt_b_10254556.html

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‘Stockbroker’s Bible’ Just Told Oil Industry To Accept Its Demise

Coming from the Financial Times, that’s a sobering wake-up call.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/ft-oil-companies_us_574a0248e4b0dacf7ad5198f

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Ron Cunningham: Selling Florida’s natural wonders is getting tricky

“Our customers still marvel at the crystal-clear springs we show them. But do we tell them that virtually all Florida springs are dying the slow death of nutrient poisoning?”
http://www.gainesville.com/article/20160528/columnists/160529828?p=2&tc=pg

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‘An Inconvenient Truth’ Director Talks Climate and Change 10 Years After

A decade after its release,  An Inconvenient Truth  still resonates in the culture, its title shorthand for the climate crisis.a
http://www.takepart.com/article/2016/05/24/inconvenient-truth-director-talks-climate-and-change-10-years-after?cmpid=tp-ptnr-huffpost&utm_source=huffpost&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=tp-traffic

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