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Pollution

Canada’s Tar Sands Struggling

Posted: 03.20.2019 no comments

 

March has brought a string of setbacks for Canada’s struggling tar sands oil industry, including the further delay of two proposed pipelines, a poor forecast for growth and signs that investors may be growing wary.   Read the entire article at Inside Climate News.    On Friday, a federal appeals court in California refused to lift […]

 

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Florida’s Summertime Slime Fueled by Climate Change as well as Pollution

Posted: 07.11.2018 no comments

 

Florida is awash in toxic algae right now. Blue-green algae covers 90 percent of Lake Okeechobee. It’s now grown thick in the canals connecting the lake to the St. Lucie River on the east coast, as well as in the Caloosahatchee River near Fort Myers on the west coast.   Read the entire article at the Tampa […]

 

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Apple’s Ambitious Recycled Materials Goal

Posted: 05.03.2017 no comments

 

Read the full article at Triple Pundit.   Electronic waste, commonly called e-waste, is a big problem. Over 20 million tons of e-waste are produced annually, around 3.4 million tons of which hail from the U.S. According to iFixit, e-waste in the U.S. alone would weigh more than the combined weight of every living blue whale. […]

 

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Conservative Republican Group Calls for Carbon Tax

Posted: 02.10.2017 no comments

 

A group of Republican elder statesmen is calling for a tax on carbon emissions to fight climate change. The group, led by former Secretary of State James A. Baker III, with former Secretary of State George P. Shultz and Henry M. Paulson Jr., a former secretary of the Treasury, says that taxing carbon pollution produced by burning fossil fuels is “a conservative climate solution” based on free-market principles.

 

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22 Million Pounds of Plastic Enters the Great Lakes Each Year

Posted: 01.17.2017 no comments

 

Read the full article online at http://www.ecowatch.com   “U.S. and Canada together discard 22 million pounds of plastic into the waters of the Great Lakes each year, according to a new Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) study. Most of it washes up along the shores, accounting for 80 percent of the litter found there. Researchers said that […]

 

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The Unseen Trigger Behind Human Tragedies

Posted: 01.03.2017 no comments

 

Read the full article online at http://www.takepart.com   “Syria’s civil war and mass exodus has become, to many global citizens, another source of compassion fatigue. But before it was a war zone, it was the cradle of civilization, with marvelous ruins at Palmyra, Bosra, and Krak de Chevaliers bearing the marks of myriad cultures; Damascus and Aleppo […]

 

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Air pollution in Chinese city surpasses guideline by 100 times

Posted: 12.23.2016 no comments

 

Read the full article online at http://www.reuters.com   “Concentrations of airborne pollutants in a major northern Chinese city exceeded a World Health Organisation (WHO) guideline by 100 times on Monday as north China battled with poor air quality for the third straight day. In Shijiazhuang, capital of northern Hebei province, levels of PM 2.5, fine particulate matter, […]

 

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Climate finance to top India’s agenda

Posted: 12.05.2016 no comments

 

Read the full article online at http://www.livemint.com   “India will also focus on sustainable lifestyle issues, which found a place in the Paris agreement after Prime Minister Narendra Modi pushed for its inclusion.    New Delhi: Adaptation issues, coupled with finance and technology transfers for developing countries, will top India’s agenda at a key global […]

 

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The Coming Public Health Disaster

Posted: 12.03.2016 no comments

 

Read the full article online at http://www.usnews.com   “NASA scientists recently confirmed that August was the hottest month in recorded history. It tied this past July for that dubious honor. Meteorologists are linking this heat to the recent spate of extreme flooding worldwide – everywhere from Louisiana to China. However, global warming isn’t just an environmental […]

 

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Pollution particles ‘get into brain’

Posted: 11.19.2016 no comments

 

Read the full article online at http://www.bbc.com   “Tiny particles of pollution have been discovered inside samples of brain tissue, according to new research. Suspected of toxicity, the particles of iron oxide could conceivably contribute to diseases like Alzheimer’s – though evidence for this is lacking. The finding – described as “dreadfully shocking” by the researchers – raises […]

 

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