Environment & Economy
Environment & Economy

Trump’s new attempt to gut clean air protection

Posted on 23 February 2019

President Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency is laying out a devious plan to give the coal industry a major break on toxic air emissions. The EPA announced in December it will change the way it evaluates costs and benefits for the mercury and air toxics rule. The main target is the limit on emissions of mercury, a powerful neurotoxin t ...

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Clear-up operation under way on polluted Fife beaches

Posted on 23 February 2019

An operation to remove polluted parts of two beaches in Fife is under way. Environmental health officials are trying to work out the source of the pollution on beaches in the villages of Limekilns and Charlestown. Residents reported a strong smell of oil on Monday, and pockets of pollution were seen on the shoreline near the villages. The waste is being put into s ...

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Factory Farms Pollute the Environment and Poison Drinking Water

Posted on 23 February 2019

Hurricane Florence, which battered the U.S. East Coast last September, left a trail of ruin and destruction estimated to cost between $17 billion and $22 billion. Some of the damage was all too visible—smashed homes and livelihoods. But other damage was less so, like the long-term environmental impacts in North Carolina from hog waste that spilled out over large open-air lagoons sa ...

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New water pollution fears linked to 1980 plane crash

Posted on 23 February 2019

DOZENS of boreholes are to be tested after a potentially cancer-causing chemical was found in private water supplies near the Airport, almost 40 years after foam believed to have contained the pollutant was used following a plane crash. Tests carried out on a number of boreholes as well as streams and bodies of water to the north of the Airport show very low levels of per ...

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50 million gallons of polluted water pours daily from mine sites across the U.S., including Colorado

Posted on 23 February 2019

RIMINI, Mont. — Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the U.S. and into surrounding streams and ponds without being treated, The Associated Press has found. That torrent is poisoning aquatic life and tainting water supplies in Montana, California, Colorado, Okla ...

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'Brexit gap' over wildlife protection is looming

Posted on 23 February 2019

Eighty per cent of the laws that protect the Welsh environment are tied to the EU and time is running out to replace them, nature groups have warned. They claimed wildlife and air and water quality could all be affected. One organisation - WWF Cymru - has written to Environment Minister Lesley Griffiths calling for "urgent action". The Welsh Government said it was ...

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Global Weather Will Change Due To Geophysical Pole Shift, Researcher Claims

Posted on 04 September 2018

Recently, several regions have been hit by intense heatwaves and wildfires. Some scientists have argued that this could be caused by global warming; however, many others opine that this could be the sign of what has been called Geophysical Pole shift, which could actually trigger a new Ice Age in our planet. Writer and researcher Angellica Goodson theorised that the Earth “is experiencing a Geo ...

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Ditch your toxic-laden toothpaste! Here’s a natural way to control dental plaque

Posted on 22 August 2018

Science has consistently linked oral health to overall well-being. How you take care of that hole in your face affects how well you feel in general. It seems strange, then, that people take care of such an important body part by filling it with toxic chemicals. Most people have heard of chlorhexidine, the most common mouthwash ingredient in the market today. The media would have ...

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Reduced sulfur in shipping fuels projected to provide health and climate benefits through reduced air pollution

Posted on 22 August 2018

(Natural News) In three years, the shipping industry should have completed its transition to low-sulfur fuels per an International Maritime Organization (IMO) regulation. A new study believes this shift will not just reduce air pollution but also save many lives, reported a NewsWise article. The international study investigated the effects of sulfur emitte ...

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Researchers discover way to make lithium-ion battery components out of recycled glass bottles

Posted on 22 August 2018

(Natural News) Scientists have found a way to develop nanosilicon anodes, essential components of lithium-ion batteries, using recycled glass bottles. According to researchers at the University of California, Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering, silicon anodes can store significantly more energy compared with traditional graphite anodes. However, the rese ...