User: irge304 Topic: Environmental Justice Issues
Category: Pollution
Last updated: May 23 2019 18:33 IST RSS 2.0
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California may let polluters offset carbon by preserving rain forests. Here are the pitfalls 23.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

California, a global leader on climate change, is poised to take the lead once again as it considers expanding its carbon offset program to allow polluting companies to compensate for their excess emissions by paying to preserve the Amazon rainforest.

That sounds like a winning proposition: The...

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Why carbon credits for forest preservation may be worse than nothing 23.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The hunger for these offsets is blinding us to the mounting pile of evidence that they haven't -- and won't -- deliver the climate benefit they promise.
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Los Angeles Ranked Highest in U.S. for Deaths Linked to Air Pollution 22.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Scientists warned efforts to tackle air pollution that have saved the lives of Americans are under threat from Trump administration policies.
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The effects of air pollution on human health 22.5.2019 BBC: Front Page
People with lung conditions describe the impact air pollution has on their health.
UK government to bring in new controls on plastic items 22.5.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
In a bid to limit ocean pollution, the government will introduce new controls on single use plastic items.
McCollum asks feds to complete study on mining near Boundary Waters 22.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
DFL Rep. Betty McCollum wants the federal government to complete a study on the impacts of copper-nickel mining in the watershed of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, and forbid any mining activity until its complete.
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Trump Admin Wants to Erase Thousands of Deaths Due to Air Pollution: Report 21.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
This would not be the first time the Trump administration has tried to change the math in an apparent effort to justify its policy proposals.
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Trump’s ‘pro-life’ administration just killed a program on children’s health 20.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

For more than 20 years, the federal Environmental Protection Agency and National Institutes of Health have partnered to fund a unique nationwide program studying environmental impacts on children’s health.

No more. The Trump administration is zeroing out the EPA contribution to the program, forcing...

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Smog chokes Mexico City as fires fan pollution 18.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

A smoky haze that has blanketed this capital for the past week is fraying nerves, spurring health worries and generating criticism of elected officials.

Authorities ordered Mexico City schools closed Thursday and Friday and urged people to stay indoors, as the photochemical miasma enveloping the...

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McCollum seeks study on Twin Metals' potential to pollute Canada 17.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
DFL Rep. Betty McCollum wants the federal government to examine the pollution risk posed to Canada from a proposed copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota near the Boundary Waters.
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Endangered Species Day: List of Most Threatened Animals in the World 17.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
There are 18 animals on the WWF's critically endangered list.
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Regulator says California might make dramatic moves if Trump relaxes emissions standards 17.5.2019 LA Times: Business

A top California environmental regulator is threatening to enact tough new pollution rules — including an unprecedented ban on cars burning petroleum-based fuels — in response to a Trump administration plan to relax vehicle emission standards.

California Air Resources Board Chairwoman Mary Nichols...

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Remote, Barely Inhabited Islands Drowning in Millions of Pieces of Plastic 16.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Scientists believe there are more pieces of plastic in the ocean than stars in the Milky Way.
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Plastic pollution: Flip-flop tide engulfs 'paradise' island 16.5.2019 BBC: Science
Up to a million shoes are among the tide of plastic debris washed up on an Australian island say scientists.
Five times television changed the world 16.5.2019 BBC: Front Page
Bafta called for more environment plot lines on TV, here's a look at how television can raise awareness.
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Mexico City’s air is so bad that schools, playgrounds and a zoo are closed 16.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Mexico's Education Ministry canceled school in the capital and surrounding areas for Thursday as a result of a siege of air pollution.

Weather conditions at the end of Mexico’s dry season, combined with dozens of brushfires burning in and around the city, have produced a blanket of smoky haze.

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Blue Flag beaches: David Attenborough films inspire clean-ups 15.5.2019 BBC: Front Page
Beach-goers say they have been inspired to clean up by the legendary naturalist's documentaries.
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Mexico City pollution: Residents urged to stay indoors 15.5.2019 BBC: World
Pollution in the Mexican capital reaches levels potentially dangerous to human health.
Battles erupt over warehouse jobs as the Legislature moves to curb subsidies 13.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Hundreds of residents packed a church hall in San Bernardino a few weeks ago to hear community leaders rail against a huge new logistics center planned for the town’s airport.

The $200-million air cargo facility, the size of 11 football fields, could eventually generate some 3,800 jobs, garnering...

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China, Japan and South Korea, while vowing to go green at home, promote coal abroad 13.5.2019 L.A. Times - World News

In the last-ditch global battle against climate change, China, Japan and South Korea have joined other industrialized nations in promising to reduce their use of fossil fuels.

Yet even as they take steps to promote renewable energy at home, these three countries are facing growing scrutiny for...

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