Posts Tagged ‘pollution’

US needs to make reducing marine plastic pollution a priority

A recent report was just released entitled Reckoning With the U.S. Role in Global Ocean Plastic Waste, which says an estimated 8 million metric tons of plastic waste enter the worlds ocean each year — the equivalent of dumping a garbage truck or plastic waste into the ocean every minute.  A quarter of this waste […]

6 PRACTICAL ways to reduce your exposure to EMF pollution

(NaturalHealth365)  Is your home environment making you sick?  Cordless phones, computers, printers, fax machines, plus many other electrical devices may very well be slowly killing you. According to the Consumer Electronics Association, about 99 percent of U.S. households own a television, with the average home having three TVs and about 24 consumer electronic devices overall.  […]

Biden’s Farm Methane Plan Could Worsen Consolidation And Pollution

Above photo: Methane biodigester on a dairy farm.  iStock. Reducing methane emissions took center stage at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow ending Friday. More than 100 countries pledged to reduce their methane emissions by 30% over the next decade. Methane is a significantly more potent yet shorter-lived greenhouse gas, making it a […]

China ‘Pledges’ to Increase Pollution for Another Decade

Communist China’s contribution to the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, was an emissions “pledge” that proposed increasing China’s pollution output over the next few years. Chinese dictator Xi Jinping still claims his country will somehow reverse these trends in a very short period of time and become “carbon neutral” before 2060. The South China […]

Plastic pollution in waterways likely to more than double by 2030, poses dire threat to biodiversity

Image Credit: Newburgh Gazette In a new comprehensive assessment, the United Nations warns that plastic pollution in waterways is likely to more than double by 2030 unless “a drastic reduction in unnecessary, avoidable, and problematic plastic” is made on a global level. The study, From Pollution to Solution: A Global Assessment of Marine Litter and […]

Directors Of World’s Top Insurance Companies Tied To Pollution

Above Photo: More than half of all directors sitting on the board of 30 major insurance companies analysed were linked to polluting industries. DeSmog. Analysis found links to Exxon, Koch Industries, and the US Chamber of Commerce, raising concerns about a potential “revolving door,” one campaigner said, between the insurance and fossil fuel industries. Just […]

Why River Pollution and Depletion Remains A Serious Threat In India

In recent decades India has heard a lot about such appealing, consoling programs like the Ganga Action Plan, the Yamuna Action Plan, the National River Conservation Plan and finally Namami Gange. So it is all the more disturbing to know from recent reports and other indicators that the problem of river pollution remains serious, endangering […]

EU air pollution limits way out of step with new WHO guidelines

The World Health Organization (WHO) has tightened its guidelines for recommended air pollution limits, after it found evidence of damage to human health at lower levels than previously thought. This leaves the EU legal limit for air pollution way out of step with the WHO’s recommendations, with the bloc allowing certain types of pollution to […]

Coca-Cola biggest offender of all branded pollution on UK beaches, new report confirms

Image Credit: George Frey/Bloomberg In an annual Brand Audit that reveals the volume of plastic and packaging pollution, Surfers Against Sewage confirmed Coca-Cola was the brand that showed up on UK beaches the most. The audit was conducted from May 11-23 across 350,000 miles of beach with more than 50,000 volunteers who collected 26,983 pieces […]

Blister pack pollution

“In 1949, in the city of Montreal, Canada, Peter Green created the first ever blister sealing machine for retail packaging. Peter, the inventor of the rotary blister-pack seal unit, was the pioneer and originator of the blister packaging machine. Through countless hours, hard work, and experimentation, he finally perfected the chemical relationship between board, and […]

Stop Exxon’s Climate Change Misinformation Campaign-See Plastic Pollution Direct Result of Oil Industry Non Regulation

Posted by Tiffany White Target: Joe Manchin, Chairman of Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources Goal: Investigate fossil fuel companies for misleading public and for active attempts to sabotage climate-related efforts.https://googleads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/ads?client=ca-pub-2598521971411695&output=html&h=280&adk=894098213&adf=1557869051&pi=t.aa~a.901905492~i.6~rp.4&w=610&fwrn=4&fwrnh=100&lmt=1626537537&num_ads=1&rafmt=1&armr=3&sem=mc&pwprc=5108040983&psa=1&ad_type=text_image&format=610×280&url=https%3A%2F%2Fforcechange.com%2F589848%2Fstop-exxons-climate-change-misinformation-campaign%2F&flash=0&fwr=0&pra=3&rh=153&rw=610&rpe=1&resp_fmts=3&wgl=1&fa=27&uach=WyJXaW5kb3dzIiwiMTAuMCIsIng4NiIsIiIsIjkxLjAuODY0LjY3IixbXSxudWxsLG51bGwsbnVsbF0.&dt=1626537537586&bpp=1&bdt=1917&idt=-M&shv=r20210712&ptt=9&saldr=aa&abxe=1&cookie=ID%3D96e7e8f8e68869c4-22b3a51b64ba005c%3AT%3D1626283331%3ART%3D1626283331%3AS%3DALNI_Ma8_S5uVq5-fMoJ7k4lZdNqo4SIaw&prev_fmts=0x0%2C970x250&nras=2&correlator=3216111188198&frm=20&pv=1&ga_vid=2125220887.1626283332&ga_sid=1626537537&ga_hid=1910087314&ga_fc=0&u_tz=-420&u_his=1&u_java=0&u_h=768&u_w=1366&u_ah=728&u_aw=1366&u_cd=24&u_nplug=3&u_nmime=4&adx=205&ady=1038&biw=1349&bih=657&scr_x=0&scr_y=0&eid=31060047%2C44740386%2C44743203%2C31061683&oid=3&pvsid=3434792742260520&pem=565&wsm=1&eae=0&fc=1408&brdim=0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C1366%2C0%2C1366%2C728%2C1366%2C657&vis=1&rsz=%7C%7Cs%7C&abl=NS&fu=128&bc=31&ifi=4&uci=a!4&btvi=1&fsb=1&xpc=RRFxqWkwOq&p=https%3A//forcechange.com&dtd=17 An estimated one billion marine lives boiled to death in the Pacific Northwest heat waves. One town very nearly reached the hottest temperature ever […]

Dead Bees, Sick Residents From Pesticide Pollution In Nebraska

Above Photo: NDEE. The AltEn plant in the village of Mead has made ethanol from corn coated with pesticides for years. The results have been a disaster for residents and nearby farms. “I have been coughing since 2018. It does not go away,” says Jody Weible over the phone from her home in Mead, Nebraska. […]

The murky issue of air pollution in North Macedonia

In winter, Skopje, the Capital of North Macedonia, is one of the most polluted cities in Europe. According to estimates from the World Bank Study, over 1000 people die each year as a result of air pollution in North Macedonia and its population is only 2 million. The South Eastern Europe Health Network is a […]

Scientist Says Plastic Pollution is Shrinking Penises, Will Make Most Men Infertile by 2045

An environmental scientist has warned that plastic pollution is shrinking penises and making men infertile, meaning most of them won’t be able to produce sperm by 2045. In a new book called Count Down, Dr Shanna Swan writes that humanity is facing an “existential crisis” due to phthalates, a chemical used in the plastic manufacturing […]

Coal Pollution Puts The Lives Of Villagers Into Misery And Land Them In Jail For Protesting It

On 19th March I along with Ananta , social activist, Advocate Pradosh Mohanty and Adv. Gaiendra Pradhan visited the villages like Kandadhuda, Beleimunda and Ratanpur in Hemagiri Block of Sundargarh District severally affected by acute pollution by MCL coal transport since 2012. We met with villagers including women who were ill treated, beaten by the […]

Paving roads in plastic can help with pollution problem

So far, 12 countries have built roads out of plastic instead of asphalt, helping both the global plastic pollution problem and climate change. First appearing in India two decades ago, plastic roads are being tested and built in more and more countries as the world’s plastic pollution problem becomes more acutely felt. India has installed […]

Sahara dust and traffic lead to air pollution alerts in France

Parts of France are experiencing high levels of air pollution, blamed on wood burning, traffic, and dust from the Sahara Desert that has been blown across to the country on a storm. The Ile-de-France region – which contains the capital Paris – has implemented differentiated traffic, and reduced maximum speeds on roads to reduce pollution. […]

Oil spill off Israel’s coast is its worst maritime pollution in decades

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Shell Oil defeated by Nigerian villagers in oil pollution case

After a 13-year legal battle, a small group of Nigerian farmers won their pollution case against Shell Oil.  These four farmers, along with Friends of the Earth Netherlands, took Shell to court after the oil giant contaminated their lands with years of oil spills.  #Shell has today been defeated in court by Nigerian farmers. This […]

Fossil Fuel Pollution Killed 8.7 Million Worldwide in 2018

Fossil Fuel Pollution Killed 8.7 Million Worldwide in 2018 Children’s Health Defense » Feed / Aerowenn Hunter Fossil fuel air pollution is responsible for roughly one in five deaths worldwide, a much higher death toll than previously thought, according to a new study published Tuesday. Poor air quality from burning fossil fuels such as coal […]

Human noise pollution is harming ocean creatures

Humans are changing the way the ocean sounds, and it is having a profound impact on marine life. A major new literature review published in Science on Thursday found that noise from vessels, sonar, seismic surveys and construction can damage marine animals’ hearing, change their behaviors and, in some cases, threaten their ability to survive. […]

Air pollution is linked to permanent vision loss, study finds

Image Credit: David McNew/Getty Images Air pollution has been linked to an increased risk of progressive and irreversible vision loss, a large, long-term study found. University College London researchers hypothesized that air pollution might heighten the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD), Science Daily reported. It described how scientists drew on data from 115,954 […]

US air pollution regulation saved over 1.5 billion birds

According to a new Cornell University large-scale study, federal environmental regulation has improved air quality resulting in saving over 1.5 billion birds in American skies over these last four decades.  “Our research shows that the benefits of environmental regulation have likely been underestimated. Reducing pollution has positive impacts in unexpected places and provides an additional […]

 Will the government hold Big Polluters liable for air pollution, preventable diseases, and untimely deaths?

Written by Sandeep Pandey, Shobha Shukla and Bobby Ramakant 16.7 lakh people died in India in 2019 because of air pollution accounting for 17·8% of the total deaths in the country (source: The Lancet Planetary Health). Air pollution was the 4th leading risk factor for premature death globally, accounting for nearly 12% of all deaths, with […]

Stormy weather ahead: pollution found to cause fierce gales in coastal cities

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9-year-old girl’s asthma death officially linked to air pollution in unprecedented coroner ruling

A UK coroner ruled Wednesday that the asthma death of a nine-year-old girl was partly caused by the illegal levels of air pollution she was exposed to near her Southeast London home. The ruling is a legal first for the UK, The Guardian reported. Charities Asthma UK and the British Lung Foundation also said it […]

Mass mink graves may have caused groundwater pollution in Denmark, as govt admits it LOST TRACK of 1.5 million animals

Tons of decomposing mink may have already contaminated groundwaters in Denmark, the government has admitted, also revealing that it lost track of some 4,700 tonnes of the animals. The unprecedented mass cull was conducted by Denmark last month in an attempt to stop the spread of a mutated coronavirus strain among animals and workers. Now, […]

France considers introducing new ‘ecocide’ offence in pollution crackdown

The French government is planning to crack down on behaviours against the environment by creating an “ecocide” offence. The plan was originally brought forward by the Citizens’ Convention for Climate, an assembly consisting of 150 randomly selected citizens established in 2019 by President Emmanuel Macron with the aim to reduce France’s greenhouse gas emissions. The […]

A new form of pollution has been found in Israel’s groundwater

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US leads the world in plastic pollution, new study finds

Image Credit: Food & Water Watch The U.S. is the No. 1 generator of plastic pollution in the world and as high as the No. 3 generator of ocean plastic waste. That’s the finding of a new study published in Science Advances last Friday that sought to paint a more accurate picture of the U.S. […]

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