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As agencies seek more environmental justice data, longtime residents are skeptical

Environmental regulators hope these data-driven tools will help identify hotspots and drive environmental justice. Some activists, who’ve been fighting polluters for decades, are skeptical.
As agencies seek more environmental justice data, longtime residents are skeptical is…

05/19/22
                                                               

How London plans to ‘rewild’ the city

The work included releasing a pair of eponymously named critters—Sigourney and Justin Beaver—in a northern borough this spring. …

05/19/22
                                                               

UN floats plan to boost renewables as climate worries mount

The United Nations chief on Wednesday launched a five-point plan to jump-start broader use of renewable energies, hoping to revive world attention on climate change. …

05/18/22
                                                               

New clean air initiative launched for England’s North East and Cumbria

A scheme to tackle poor air quality around hospitals and community health hubs aims to reduce deaths in a region recording more air pollution-related fatalities than the UK capital. …

05/18/22
                                                               

U.S. Steel agrees to $1.5 M fine for air pollution violations at Edgar Thomson steel plant

U.S. Steel has agreed to pay a $1.5 million fine from U.S. EPA and Allegheny County for alleged violations of pollution controls at its Edgar Thomson steel works near Pittsburgh. The agreement settles a lawsuit…

05/18/22
                                                               

Durban beaches still closed as city battles sewage pollution

Durban residents have been warned to stay away from beaches and not drink water from “unreliable sources” as the city continues to address pollution as a result of flood-damaged infrastructure. …

05/18/22
                                                               

Bald and golden eagles suffer from lead poisoning, study finds

Nearly half the eagles sampled had what researchers called “unexpectedly high frequencies of lead,” experts wrote in the study, published earlier this year in the journal Science. …

05/13/22
                                                               

Exhausted workers, polluting journeys: How unethical is next-day delivery?

Quick delivery became a pandemic lifeline for many – but is the endless cycle of cardboard putting an undue strain on the planet, our infrastructure and workers? …

05/10/22
                                                               

2022 Billboard Music Awards: Mari Copeny to receive Changemaker Award

Mari has her own website, unusual for a 14-year-old. Even more unusual is the way she describes herself: “Philanthropist. Activist. Future President.” …

05/05/22
                                                               

Manchin’s bipartisan energy meeting yields a lot of ideas — and a lot of skepticism

Sseven Democrats and four Republicans discussed the possibility of crafting a bipartisan energy package that includes provisions to reform the permitting process, tax polluting imports, and spur more mining for critical minerals. …

05/04/22