pollution

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Your Patagonia Jacket Is Probably Polluting Waterways

A study commissioned by Patagonia tracked just how many plastic microfibers make their way from your jacket to the world's waterways -- and…
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Congress Strengthens Toxic Substances Control Act in Rare Bipartisan, Pro-Environment Move

Perhaps one reason the bill passed with such diverse, bipartisan support is that it was supported not only by environmental nonprofits, but by…
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Teamsters Get Into Environmental Justice

The Brotherhood of Teamsters, the century-old union with a membership of over 1.4 million, is lending its voice to help a Missouri community…
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Beauty and the Beast: Our Love For Plastic Has a Dark Side

When waste is not managed properly, it becomes a lasting issue with consequences that know no bounds. Kelsey Gaude, a graduate student at…
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Infographic: The True Cost of Fracking

To make up your mind for yourself, run your eyes over this new infographic, which outlines the statistics both ‘for’ and ‘against’ the…
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Unilever’s Toxic, 15-Year Legacy in India

Unilever likes to paint itself as the model corporate citizen. But when the media spotlight is off, the company reverts to using its…
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EPA Renews Focus on Public Health

EPA head Gina McCarthy is now calling for the agency to take another step that is sure to drive many Republicans insane: She…
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3p Weekend: 4 Innovative Solutions to the Ocean Plastic Crisis

From floating trash-barriers to a waste-collecting water wheel, these innovative concepts can help us realize a world without ocean litter.
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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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