Corruption Is Bad, But Sabotage Is Worse

Did you hear that the head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Scott Pruitt, is so corrupt that he spent $1,560 on 12 customized fountain pens? But what’s really outrageous is what he’s doing with the EPA.

Denver City Sprayed With Hydrogen Cyanide

According to a Denver Post report on April 18, Suncor Energy oil refinery is spewing 8.5 tons of invisible hydrogen cyanide gas a year over low-income north Denver neighborhoods. Hydrogen cyanide is a colorless gas smelling faintly like almonds that at high exposure levels attack the brain and heart, causing rapid breathing, convulsions and loss of…

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What Is The Biggest Threat To Humanity?

Humanity is going to bring about its own destruction, if this list of top threats to our species is any indication. It feels like the world is already crumbling sometimes, between the devastating wildfires in California, the violent political conflicts that break out around the globe and other natural and manmade dangers…

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Study: Pollution is the World’s No. 1 Killer

Pollution is the world’s No. 1 killer, a new study says, causing more premature deaths than war, terrorism, natural disasters, cigarettes and disease. A new study in the medical journal Lancet said pollution, both outdoor and indoor, killed about 9 million people in 2015, or one out of every six deaths. “Pollution threatens fundamental human rights,…

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Trump Administration’s Water Repeal Based On Flawed Analysis

Economists are disputing President Donald Trump administration’s justification of rescinding a 2015 law that protects U.S. waters, saying it is based on flawed analysis. The Water of the United States (WOTUS) rule was imposed by President Barack Obama to further protect bodies of water…

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Study: People Of Color More Likely To Be Exposed To Pollution

Over the past decade, the U.S. barely made progress in decreasing racial disparities when it comes to exposure to pollution. People of color are much more likely to be exposed to contaminated air than white individuals, according to a new study by the University of Washington released this week. 

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Has the Moment for Environmental Justice Been Lost?

Given how President Donald Trump has taken aim at the Environmental Protection Agency with regulatory rollbacks and deep proposed budget cuts, it may come as no surprise that the Office of Environmental Justice is on the chopping block.

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Air pollution is killing wildlife and people

Measures to cut air pollution need to be extended beyond urban areas, say representatives of six wildlife organisations. Plus Dr Richard Carter warns that avoiding main roads won’t protect you from small particulates