User: flenvcenter Topic: Sustainability-National
Category: Environmental Justice :: Impacts
1 new since Jun 18 2019 02:07 IST RSS 2.0
 
1 to 20 of 27,817    
Oregon is poised to pass cap-and-trade climate policy, joining California 18.6.2019 LA Times: Business

Oregon is on the precipice of becoming the second state after California to adopt a cap-and-trade program, a market-based approach to lowering the greenhouse gas emissions behind global warming.

Supporters call it the United States’ most progressive climate policy, saying it not only cuts emissions...

Also found in: [+]
What's Your Moonshot? Meet The Man Solving India's Paddy Straw Burning Problem 17.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Entrepreneur Sukhmeet Singh is buying the straw Indian farmers used to burn and is turning it into fuel and other products— dramatically reducing pollution in the process
Also found in: [+]
New Report: Toxic Consequences – Trump’s Attacks on Chemical Safety Put Our Health at Risk 17.6.2019 Nanotechnology Notes
Sam Lovell, Project Manager. Today, EDF released a report detailing the major threats to public health and future generations from the Trump Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) attacks on the 2016 chemical safety law. Just three years after Congress passed bipartisan legislation, the Lautenberg Act, to overhaul the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), implementation of the […]
Also found in: [+]
Asian countries take a stand against the rich world’s plastic waste 17.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

When the MV Bavaria cargo ship chugged out of a Philippine port one morning last month carrying 69 containers of rotted Canadian garbage, it didn’t just end a messy diplomatic spat between the two countries.

It also signaled a sea change in the global recycling system.

After years of pressure,...

Also found in: [+]
Chernobyl Death Toll: How Many People Were Killed by the Nuclear Disaster? 14.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The official Soviet death toll for the accident stood as just 31, despite its status as the worst nuclear disaster in history.
Also found in: [+]
For a refugee in the U.S., the sharpest sting is the everyday shame of being foreign 14.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

We had been asylum seekers for 16 months, living in hostels in the United Arab Emirates and Italy, when my family arrived in Oklahoma. In Iran, we had been part of a respected family of doctors and academics. Now, as refugees, the sharpest sting we endured wasn’t from hunger or cold, but from everyday...

Also found in: [+]
California lawmakers are turning cap-and-trade into the slush fund critics long feared 14.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

For years, critics of California’s cap-and-trade program have lambasted it as a government slush fund. They say that politicians are able to dip into it to fund their pet projects or raid it to fill the shortfall of the moment — as long as they can assert a mildly credible connection between the...

Also found in: [+]
Inspectors find deplorable conditions on L.A.’s skid row: Overflowing trash and burrowing rodents 13.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

When county health inspectors went out recently to Los Angeles’ skid row, they found overflowing dumpsters, trash-strewn streets and alleys and rodent burrows.

The inspectors also issued scores of violations to businesses that had failed to properly store or remove trash, the Los Angeles County...

Also found in: [+]
Colorado governor announces measures to encourage vaccines 13.6.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, who opposed legislation earlier this year that would have made it harder for parents to get vaccination exemptions for their children to attend public school, announced administrative steps Thursday morning aimed at boosting the state's low vaccination rate.
Also found in: [+]
The Trump EPA is setting back chemicals policies by decades 13.6.2019 Nanotechnology Notes
Richard Denison, Ph.D., is a Lead Senior Scientist. Tacoma, WA 1972 As we approach the third anniversary of the historic passage of bipartisan legislation to overhaul our nation’s broken chemical safety system, we’re hearing that political appointees at the agency are gearing up to celebrate their “successes” in implementing the law. While the chemical industry may […]
Also found in: [+]
Is Jessica Biel an Anti-Vaxxer? Actress Raises Questions After Visit To California Legislature With Robert F. Kennedy Jr. 13.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Kennedy has lobbied against Senate Bill 276, a California state proposal that would restrict medical exemptions from vaccinations without approval from a state public health officer. Biel has not publicly commented on the issue of vaccinations or the state bill.
Also found in: [+]
Colorado surpasses $1 billion in marijuana tax revenue 13.6.2019 Denver Post: Local
Colorado has surpassed $1 billion in revenue since the legalization of recreational marijuana in 2014, according to the Colorado Department of Revenue.
Also found in: [+]
We have no time to waste 12.6.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Brent Patterson Dear fellow rabble rousers, We're at an important juncture in activist history. With the unprecedented level of extreme heat, forest fires, flooding and other symptoms of the climate crisis we have no time to waste. But at the same time, I am inspired by the upswing of climate justice and protest across the country, taking form at every level and from people of all ages (with a particular push from youth movements). I couldn't be happier that rabble.ca is here, and stronger than ever, equipped to cover the stories I tell and the stories of so many individuals taking action. Will you stand with climate activists to spread their messages on rabble.ca? Thanks to the activism and resilience of so many strong Indigenous and climate leaders, and the emergence of new grassroots groups, like Extinction Rebellion, we know the worst of climate change is not a forgone conclusion. We know of course that every community in Canada and in the world face incredible challenges. We also know that we have ...
Also found in: [+]
Minnesota's generally clean air still contributes to thousands of deaths 12.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Minnesota's air meets federal quality standards, but a new state study finds pollution is a factor in as many as 4,000 deaths.
Also found in: [+]
They were Bosnian refugees. But to Aleksandar Hemon, they’re ‘My Parents’ 11.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Of all family mythology, the story of how our parents met is the most dependent on chance.

Traffic, a delayed train, or the decision to go to a different bar, and that fabled meeting might never have happened. Our parents would have missed each other, and we would not exist. “This is how history...

Also found in: [+]
5 things we learned about urban transformation 11.6.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
The participants in the WRI Ross Prize for Cities showed how innovative new visions for cities' futures can be.
Also found in: [+]
As homeless crisis worsens in L.A, the county leans on city officials to act 9.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Amid a deepening homelessness crisis, top Los Angeles County officials are grappling with how best to collaborate with City Hall as it struggles to deal with sanitation issues arising from thousands living on the streets.

On Friday, the county’s health officer, Dr. Muntu Davis, sent a letter to...

Also found in: [+]
Measles-infected person travels through LAX airport on Memorial Day weekend 8.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

A traveler with measles passed through Los Angeles International Airport over the Memorial Day weekend, prompting officials to issue warnings for people who may have come close to the infected person.

The potential places where the public may have been exposed to the infectious traveler on May...

Also found in: [+]
Southern California’s most toxic polluters will pay more under air board’s fee hike 8.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Southern California air quality officials will dramatically raise fees on toxic polluters in an effort to make oil refineries, manufacturers and other industries pay a greater share of the cost of monitoring and regulating their most health-threatening emissions.

The South Coast Air Quality Management...

Also found in: [+]
New Mexico Begins Effort to Reduce Methane Pollution and Waste 7.6.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
New Mexico Begins Effort to Reduce Methane Pollution and Waste
Also found in: [+]
1 to 20 of 27,817