pollution

Marine explores the Ganges by boat on her Fund for Teachers fellowship.

Fund for Teachers Grant Inspires Water Study in India, Engagement in Class

With a $5,000 teacher grant, an Earth Science teacher spent six weeks in India documenting the global water crisis to make sustainability relevant…
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The Growing Ocean Plastic Crisis

Vast amounts of plastic are turning our oceans into a polluted, inhospitable mess, and without strong action by governments and companies, it could…
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The Case of DuPont’s Pollution and the Importance of CSR

The story of DuPont's ongoing pollution in West Virginia is expertly detailed in the most recent New York Times Magazine. The account underscores…
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California Declares State of Emergency Over LA Methane Leak

California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency over the methane gas leak in Porter Ranch, about 30 miles northwest of downtown…
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A Long-Term Vision and Systems Thinking Can Fight Air Pollution in Delhi

Delhi needs Blue Zones Projects -- a community well-being improvement initiative designed to make healthy choices easier through permanent changes to environment, policy,…
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Is Charging for Clean Air the Next Thing on the Menu?

One restaurant in China has started a social media debate over clean air. When is it a human right? Hmmm ... Haven't we…
Bellandur Lake, southeast of Bangalore, India, is so polluted that it caught fire in May 2015.

Environmental Laws and Compliance in India Should Follow Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Humanist psychologist Abraham Maslow believed that people have an inborn desire to be self-actualized, to be all they can be. In order to…
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TerraPass, Moms Clean Air Force Talk Climate Change and Our Kids’ Futures

Moms Clean Air Force is a national organization of more than 500,000 parents, committed to fighting air pollution. Nancy Bsales of TerraPass had…
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Maine Lobstermen Cry ‘Foul’ Over Proposed Searsport Harbor Dredging

A proposed joint federal and state harbor dredging project in Maine has the potential to destroy Maine's robust lobster fishing industry. Other benthic…
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Report Highlights Plan to Eliminate Ocean Plastic Waste in 20 Years

The Ocean Conservancy warns that unless drastic measures are taken – in 2025 the ocean could contain 1 ton of plastic for every…
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Vivergy Makes the Connection Between Climate, Emissions and Your Family’s Health

A newly formed company called Vivergy allows you to see what the air quality is in your town and relates it back to…
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Air Pollution in China is Killing More Than a Million People a Year

Air pollution levels in China have reached catastrophic proportions. According to research newly published by Berkeley Earth, air pollution kills more than 4,000…
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Google Drives Air Quality Research With Street View Cars

Do you ever sniff the urban air and think, “Gee, I wonder how much nitric oxide I just inhaled?” If so, you won’t…
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Hold Your Breath: The Fight Over Clean Air Continues

EPA opponents just scored a major victory at the U.S. Supreme Court, but it could undermine their larger efforts to undo EPA’s Clean…
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California Achieves Economic Growth Without Growing Emissions

California is proving to the rest of America that economic success does not require increased pollution. The state recently reached an economic development…