User: flenvcenter Topic: Water-Independent
Category: Water Quality :: Pollution
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EPA @ 50, and what it says about you and me 26.10.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
EPA @ 50, and what it says about you and me Terry F. Yosie Mon, 10/26/2020 - 01:45 The American people always have possessed a very personal relationship with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Like all personal relationships, the EPA and its public have their share of successes and shortcomings, adjustments of expectations to realities, and recognition that the daily grind of complexity reveals our own values however much they end up being compromised. Few institutions exhibit such a pervasive daily presence in American life as the EPA. Its decisions impact the air we breathe (indoors and outside), the water we drink, the food we eat, the health of the children we give birth to and raise, the cars and fuel we purchase, the beaches where we swim, the chemicals we consume (voluntarily or involuntarily) or the quality of nature that we enjoy. The public health and environmental benefits of the EPA’s actions have been enormous, even while controversial. As one example, a draft report to ...
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Europe’s wood pellet market is worsening environmental racism in the American South 21.10.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Europe’s wood pellet market is worsening environmental racism in the American South Danielle Purifoy Wed, 10/21/2020 - 00:45 This story was originally published by Southerly , in partnership with Scalawag and Environmental Health News for its Powerlines series, which looks at climate change, justice, and infrastructure in the American South. The series is supported by the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture at Columbia University, and is part of their  POWER project .  In 2013, when Enviva Biomass opened a new plant near Belinda Joyner’s community in Northampton County, North Carolina, she already knew what to expect. As the Northeast Organizer for  Clean Water for North Carolina , she’d met with residents of a small, majority Black town called Ahoskie, 40 miles from her home. Enviva had built its  first North Carolina plant  there two years before.  The corporation, which manufactures wood pellets as a purportedly renewable alternative to coal, did what most industries do in ...
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‘Somebody has to keep people on their toes’ 1.9.2020 High Country News Most Recent
High Country News’ unlikely and remarkable origin story.
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Who wins and who loses with these 4 regulatory rollbacks? 27.5.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Under a pandemic, Trump backslides pollution and wildlife protection standards.
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How the next coronavirus stimulus could be a win-win for cruise lines and the environment 7.4.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
As the federal government seeks to bail out the industry, environmental advocacy organizations urged Congress to ensure that any financial aid for cruise lines come with strings attached.
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The growing movement to help farmers reduce pollution and make a profit 2.4.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
In Pennsylvania, an innovative program is showing farmers how to plant cash crops in buffer zones to help stabilize stream banks and clean up waterways.
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Air Force pushed to find alternative to ‘forever chemicals’ for firefighting 1.4.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Can air bases come up with a less toxic foam and work with local communities affected by contamination?
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Trump’s EPA halts environmental law enforcement during coronavirus pandemic 31.3.2020 High Country News Most Recent
The decision has caused an uproar among former agency officials.
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New Mexico grapples with its ‘forever’ chemicals 26.2.2020 High Country News Most Recent
The City of Clovis has a water contamination problem, but no easy way to fix it.
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Drip, drip, drip: Water is a leading ESG concern 17.2.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Responsible investors are increasingly demanding water-related disclosures, such as measures of how much companies rely on water in their value chains.
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How China and the U.S. can innovate on plastic waste 14.2.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
The world's two biggest producers and consumers of stuff stand to play a pivotal role in creating a circular economy, but they'll both have to get out of their own way.
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Step up for Earth Day 2020 11.2.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Why I'm backing Earth Day again this year, and why you should, too.
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Plastic to-go containers are bad, but the alternatives might not be much better 5.2.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Single-use plastic bans are showing up across the nation. But compostable plates and forks may not solve the plastic crisis.
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Why human health must be at the center of climate action 11.12.2019 GreenBiz.com
Companies can exacerbate the challenges, but the private sector also positively contribute to solving these challenges.
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Feds give Navajo uranium clean-up contract to firm with sketchy past 17.10.2019 High Country News Most Recent
A High Country News investigation finds the EPA awarded Tetra Tech a contract despite knowing its subsidiary had likely engaged in data manipulation and falsification, false reporting and profiteering.
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While ‘zombie’ mines idle, cleanup and workers suffer in limbo 4.9.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Instead of paying to clean up the mess left by mining, companies are warehousing their operations indefinitely.
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The Mormon Church supplied tainted water to its members for years 2.9.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Utah regulators turned a blind eye to faulty water systems at a girls’ summer camp, trusting the LDS Church would eventually fix the problem.
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The world is going sideways. What's a sustainability professional to do? 27.8.2019 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
The Amazon and the Arctic are burning, Greenland and Antarctica are melting, and longstanding concerns such as plastic waste, air pollution and water security that don’t seem to be getting better. How do you stay positive?
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How your diet contributes to nutrient pollution and dead zones in lakes and bays 26.7.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Agricultural pollution is a broad-based issue — but addressing it is politically difficult. Here's how to be most effective.
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Bioplastics and circularity: Why can't we be friends? 29.6.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Flexible plastics enable the modern world and food access — but they shouldn't contaminate or overrun it. Could bioplastics be the answer?
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