User: flenvcenter Topic: Water-Independent
Category: Water Quality :: Pollution
Last updated: Oct 24 2018 15:22 IST RSS 2.0
 
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It's a ball to keep microfibers out of the ocean 24.10.2018 GreenBiz.com
Rachael Miller's team at Cora Ball spun this laundry solution out of a greater ocean cleanup effort.
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Is cap and trade in Ontario worth fighting for? 4.10.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Brent Patterson As evidence shows, Ontario Premier Doug Ford is no friend of the environment. The Government of Ontario's website now states, "Effective July 3, 2018, we cancelled the cap-and-trade regulation and prohibited all trading of emission allowances. We have developed a plan to wind down the program." That may prompt the question: should we rally to defend cap and trade? The Toronto Star has explained, "Under a cap-and-trade system, a government sets a cap -- a limit -- on the amount of greenhouse gas emissions various industries can emit into the atmosphere. This limit is gradually reduced over time to decrease total pollution levels." While that may sound OK on first read, climate justice activists and Indigenous allies have raised serious concerns with cap and trade. Cap and trade is a market-based system. The group Environmental Defence, which supports cap and trade, has explained, "Industry and businesses that want to pollute need a permit from the province, and the permits can be traded on ...
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Talking climate change with voters 17.9.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
The awareness is there, now we need to get much more personal.
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How can citizens share responsibility for a polluted river valley basin? 15.9.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Here's how France created a system for participatory decision-making for its river water.
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Episode 140: The early action at GCAS, new RE100 commitments, Salesforce's big shindig 14.9.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Plus, inside the movement to "fundamentally rethink" carbon removal.
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Inside the global war on plastic pollution 10.9.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
How did we get here? Where is all this going?
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From plastic straws to a sea change for plastic 29.8.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
It's time for some big thinking — and concrete action — on plastic waste.
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As microfibers infiltrate food, water and air, how can we prevent future release? 16.8.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Scientists and manufacturers are looking for ways to keep the synthetics from getting into the environment in the first place.
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Why are our clothes so bad for the environment? 9.8.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Minute fibers are polluting oceans, streams, rivers — even the air we breathe — with unknown consequences.
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Rural Americans' struggles against factory farm pollution find traction in court 6.8.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Industrial farms have negatively impacted surrounding communities for decades, but new litigation might be changing that.
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Through environmental stewardship, hospitals can preserve and protect health 10.7.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Catholic Health Initiatives argues that the call to action never has been stronger or more important in the face of a changing climate.
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How fast fashion can slow its destructive pace 26.6.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
The industry is notoriously unsustainable.
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WATCH: Plastic waste in Antarctica highlights scale of global pollution-Greenpeace 8.6.2018 World – The Indian Express
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Canary in the Coal Pond 23.4.2018 Truthout.com
New reports provide an unprecedented look at contaminants leaking from coal ash ponds and landfills. But the chasm between information and environmental protection may deepen thanks to a proposed Trump administration rollback that would lessen the consequences and weaken requirements for polluting power plants. Coal ash slurry pours into the first of two settling ponds adjacent to the Riverbend Steam Station on Mountain Island Lake in Gaston County, North Carolina, January 23, 2008. (Photo: Jeff Willhelm / Charlotte Observer / MCT via Getty Images) In tests conducted in late 2017, one in three coal-fired power plants nationwide detected "statistically significant" amounts of contaminants, including harmful chemicals like arsenic, in the groundwater around their facilities. This information, which utility companies had to post on their websites in March, became public for the first time under an Obama-era environmental rule regulating coal ash, the waste generated from burning coal. Mixed with water and ...
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Court Rules EPA Unlawfully Delayed Environmental Racism Investigations for Decades 6.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Father Phil Schmitter and other advocates from a predominately Black neighborhood in Flint, Michigan filed a civil rights complaint with the EPA more than 20 years before the city became a symbol of environmental racism. The EPA finally completed its investigation into the complaint last year, and only after environmental justice groups took the agency to federal court. Darlene McClendon, 62, at her home in Flint, Michigan, on October 11, 2016. (Photo: Brittany Greeson / For The Washington Post via Getty Images) Exposing the wrongdoing of those in power has never been more important. Support Truthout's independent, investigative journalism by making a donation! A federal court ruled this week that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) violated the Civil Rights Act by delaying investigations into environmental discrimination complaints for years, even decades. For plaintiff Phil Schmitter, a priest and social justice activist from Flint, Michigan, the ruling is a bittersweet victory that was a long ...
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Ecuador Grants Open-Pit Mining Permits in One of the World's Most Biodiverse Areas 1.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
The Equadorian government has opened huge portions of land to large-scale open-pit mining projects. Last week, Mindo residents were among the thousands who took to the streets all across Ecuador in a march to demand an end to environmentally destructive mining. Protesters march against mining on March 22, 2018, near Mindo, Ecuador. (Photo: Sophie Moon) Mindo is a small village in the lush, tropical cloud forest that descends from the Andes to the coast just outside of Quito, Ecuador. The cloud forest is home to an abundance of wildlife, such as brightly colored lizards, wild cats, spectacled bear, and over 600 species of birds. Mindo was recently named one of the top 10 places to birdwatch in the world by National Geographic , and those who live there are known for their conservationist stances and fights against oil corporations. The area is so rich in biodiversity that it has won the Audubon Christmas bird count competition seven times with the highest number of species. Last week, Mindo residents were ...
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U.S. Superfund sites offer lessons for the future 30.3.2018 GreenBiz.com
Superfund sites are being repurposed as recreational areas, renewable energy facilities and more.
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Dutch scientists developing smart app to measure water pollution 28.3.2018 Planet Ark News
Dutch astronomers and ecologists are working with Leiden University on a project, MONOCLE, that allows people to measure the quality of their water, simply by taking a photo with their smartphones.
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Bottled Water, Brought to You by Fracking? 16.3.2018 Truthout - All Articles
(Photo: Derneuemann ; Edited: LW / TO) Truthout is funded by readers, not by corporations, lobbyists or government interests. Help us publish more stories like this one: Click here to make a tax-deductible donation! The new Food & Water Watch report " Take Back the Tap: The Big Business Hustle of Bottled Water " details the deceit and trickery of the bottled water industry. Here's one more angle to consider: The bottled water business is closely tied to fracking. The report reveals that the majority of bottled water is municipal tap water, a common resource captured in plastic bottles and re-sold at an astonishing markup -- as much as 2,000 times the price of tap, and even four times the price of gasoline. Besides being a rip-off, there is plenty more to loathe about the corporate water scam: The environmental impacts from pumping groundwater (especially in drought-prone areas), the plastic junk fouling up our waterways and oceans, and the air pollution created as petrochemical plants manufacture the ...
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Mapping water management with help from companies 8.3.2018 GreenBiz.com
Sharing data has shared benefits.
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