pollution

Sea Salt Increasingly Contaminated by Micro Plastic

It turns out that ocean pollution is having an impact on more than just seafood; many sea salt brands could be contaminated by…

San Diego Struggles with Styrofoam: Recycle or Ban?

Despite a study concluding that the city could lose $90,000 a year from foam container recycling, San Diego's city council has given the…

China Tells WTO: No More Garbage Imports

China recently informed the World Trade Organization that wastes resulting from textiles and steelmaking are among a list of 24 types of garbage…

Pollution from Rayon Manufacturing Another Reality Check for the Fashion Industry

Despite improvements across the apparel industry's global supply chain, viscose, also known as rayon, is causing numerous problems, including environmental degradation and increased…

British Discount Airline EasyJet Slashes Emissions, Sets New Carbon Goals

The U.K. discount carrier says its emissions-reduction measures have been so successful that it plans to rewrite its long-term sustainability goals.

#ExxonKnew and Now, #ExxonPollutes … For 16,386 Days

A recent court decision holds the oil giant responsible for massive violations of the Clean Air Act in Texas, the latest to show…

Governments: Glaciers and Rivers are Legal Persons and Have Rights

The governments of New Zealand and India recognized their most cherished landmarks in a most unusual way: by acknowledging them as legal persons,…

Understanding Life Cycle Assessment: An LCIA Overview for Executives and Practitioners

Life Cycle Impact Assessment (LCIA) is emerging as a useful tool for strategic assessments of sustainability efforts, risk management, and marketing communication. Harnoor…

Report: Methane Leakage at Natural Gas Plants Much Higher Than Previously Thought

"Methane is a 34 times more potent greenhouse gas than is carbon dioxide," said Paul Shepson, a professor of analytical and atmospheric chemistry…

Confidential Memo: Dakota Access LLC Knowingly Dismissed Standing Rock Impacts

A confidential memo released by the courts spells out how the Army Corps of Engineers came to believe the Dakota Access Pipeline project…

Trump Stands to Gain Financially from EPA Clean Water Rollbacks

Last week Donald Trump told the EPA to review an Obama-era water rule that protects rivers and streams. But Trump's harshest critics say…

Slashing the EPA Budget Would Endanger The Health Of Millions Of Americans

The Donald Trump administration may slash as much as 25 percent of the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget and cut its staff by 20…

Drug-Resistant Bacteria Found At Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Sites In India

Pollution leads to a disturbing antibiotic resistance at Indian pharmaceutical plants, which supply almost a quarter of the world's generic drugs.

Fukushima Radiation Now Extends through the Pacific Ocean

A recent report claims radioactive contamination from the accident has now spread across the entire Pacific Ocean.

Agreement Strengthens EPA’s Ability to Protect Clean Water

In a big step forward for clean water, a coalition of environmental groups succeeded in forcing the Environmental Protection Agency to adopt stricter…