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Topic: Pollution

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Radioactive waste, baby bottles and Spam: the deep ocean has become a dumping ground

  2024-03-12 in The Guardian

The long read: The ocean’s depths are not some remote alien realm, but are in fact intimately entangled with every other part of the planet. We should treat them that way

  Tagged under: Plastic | Nuclear Power | Pollution | Oceans

‘Explosive growth’ in petrochemical production poses risks to human health

  2024-03-06 in The Guardian

New report warns of deadly health risks from fossil fuel pollution, including alarming rise in neurodevelopmental issues

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Oil Industry | Pollution | Health

The US Buried Nuclear Waste Abroad. Climate Change Could Unearth It

  2024-03-02 in WIRED Magazine

A new report says melting ice sheets and rising seas could disturb waste from US nuclear projects in Greenland and the Marshall Islands.

  Tagged under: Pollution | Sea Level | Greenland | Ice Melting | Nuclear Power

'This Is Terrible': Eco Emergency in Spain as Plastic Pellets Invade Coast

  2024-01-10 in Common Dreams

The countless beads of plastic, which experts fear are toxic and harmful to marine life and people, are believed to have spilled from a cargo ship.

  Tagged under: Marine Life | Pollution | Plastic | Spain

Fighting Dirty challenge over axing of pledge to test sewage sludge fertiliser for contaminants | Leigh Day

  2024-01-04 (or before) in

Fighting Dirty launches legal challenge to the Environment Agency for axing commitment to require agricultural fertiliser sewage sludge to be tested for microplastics and forever chemicals.

  Tagged under: Microplastics and Nanoplastics | Pollution | PFAS aka Forever Chemicals | Activism

Congress shuts down state efforts to ban toxic chemicals

  2023-11-04 (or before) in

Surprise, surprise: the chemical industry’s fingerprints (and money) are all over it.

  Tagged under: US Politics | Lobbying | Pollution

Milan plans to ban cars from city centre by mid 2024

  2023-10-24 (or before) in Euronews

Levels of pollutants in Milan's air are almost four times the safe amount.

  Tagged under: Pollution | Cars | Italy

Our most vulnerable communities are being poisoned — by the state

  2023-08-25 in The Hill

If poisoning predominantly Black communities with toxic emissions and industrial waste isn’t an act of racial discrimination, then what is?

  Tagged under: Racism | Pollution

Shell Discovers Another Oil Leak After Resumption Of Forcados Export Facility

  2023-08-23 by in Leadership News - Nigeria News, Nigerian Newspaper, Breaking News and more

Nigeria’s oil production is facing another major challenge following discovery of another oil leak in a facility operated by oil major Shell.

  Tagged under: Pollution | Shell | Nigeria

Deep sea mining is a recipe for certain disaster

  2023-07-05 by in

Read more about marine conservation at Blue Planet Society.

  Tagged under: Pollution | Oceans | Minerals | Mining

Oilsands waste is collected in sprawling toxic ponds. To clean them up, oil companies plan to pour water on them

  2023-04-15 (or before) by in Breaking News - Headlines & Top Stories | The Star

The oil industry’s strategy to deal with a trillion litres of toxic goop is centred on a process even the Alberta Energy Regulator calls unproven. One top scientist describes the claim that water capping will return land to a natural state an an “impossible fantasy.”

  Tagged under: Pollution | Oil Industry | Canada

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