Tag Archives: pollution

Just 100 Corporations Responsible For 71% Of Global Greenhouse Emissions By
The world as we know it is changing– dramatically and permanently. Several common species of animals are approaching extinction, along with various plants, and the homogenization of crops could incite a global food scarcity. Day...
Trump’s Paris Deal Withdrawal Sparks Overwhelming Global Response By
The overwhelming global response to President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement was essentialy, “Go jump in a lake”—or as one Germany tabloid succinctly phrased it in a widely circulated headline: Very much...
U.S. Military World’s Largest Polluter – Hundreds Of Bases Gravely Contaminated By
MINNEAPOLIS– Last week, mainstream media outlets gave minimal attention to the news that the U.S. Naval station in Virginia Beach had spilled an estimated 94,000 gallons of jet fuel into a nearby waterway, less than a mile from the Atlantic Ocean. While the incident...
Big Pharma’s Pollution Is Creating Deadly Superbugs, While The World Looks The Other Way By
Industrial pollution from Indian pharmaceutical companies making medicines for nearly all the world’s major drug companies is fuelling the creation of deadly superbugs, suggests new research. Global health authorities have no regulations in place to stop this happening. A...
Stephen Hawking: Humans Have 100 Years to Get Off Earth to Survive By
If the human species is to avert extinction, it’s got just 100 years to leave Earth and colonize a new planet. That’s according to noted theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, who makes the prediction in the upcoming BBC series “Expedition New Earth,”...
ExxonMobil Hit With $20 Million Penalty For Polluting Air With Hazardous Chemicals By
In a huge win for environmental groups, a federal judge has ordered ExxonMobil to pay nearly $20 million for spewing millions of pounds of excess air pollution from its Houston-area industrial facilities. The Sierra Club and Environment Texas sued the energy giant in 2010,...
Fact-check: Does Air Pollution Kill 40,000 Brits Every Year? By
(ANALYSIS) — Does air pollution kill people? Media reports state that it “causes” or is “linked to” 40,000  premature deaths in the UK every year — or 29,000, or 50,000, depending on what you are reading. But can these figures be trusted — and what do...
Latin America’s Eco-Activists Struggle Against Corporate Feudalism, Colonialism & Resource Scarcity By
TEMUCO, Chile — On Jan. 12, Isidro Baldenegro López traveled to his hometown for the first time in years to visit his aunt who had fallen gravely ill. As he lay down to sleep that Saturday night in Coloradas de la Virgen, a small community in the western Sierra Madre...
300 Premature Deaths Linked To UK Air Pollution By
(REPORT) — An estimated 300 premature deaths were associated with a serious UK air pollution episode in 2014, parliament has been told. The figure represents twice the deaths attributed to particulate pollution when it is at typical spring levels. It is theoretical...
Abandoned Texas Oil Wells Seen As “Ticking Time Bombs” Of Contamination By
IMPERIAL (REPORT) — Peculiar things can happen after folks drill deep into the earth — looking for oil, water or whatever — and leave a bunch of holes in the ground. Fluids can gurgle and leak, migrating where they don’t belong. In rare instances, land could even...