Humans produce in excess of 300 million tons of plastic each year (equivalent to the combined weight of all adult humans on earth) and nearly “half of this we use just once [and] then throw it away.”
Here are the seven biggest problems facing our oceans today, plus some light at the end of the tunnel.
March 11th marks the five-year anniversary of one of the strongest earthquakes in recorded history, which triggered an unprecedented melange of disasters of human and natural causes — including the worst nuclear catastrophe since Chernobyl in 1986: Fukushima
After a two-week trial at the U.S. District Court in Scranton, the federal jury found that Cabot Oil & Gas Corp., one of the largest natural gas drillers in Pennsylvania, had polluted the families’ well water.
98 of the remaining 99 nuclear reactors in the U.S. are 30 years or older, so it’s no wonder that NRC experts are sending out warnings about how many are out of compliance and dangerous.
The two representatives, Karen MacBeth (Dem), and Justin Price (Rep), have teamed up in a bi-partisan effort to pass “The Climate GeoEngineering Act of 2016”, a bill that would help the state of Rhode Island monitor this largely secretive program
Did you know that there are uncontrollable gas leaks (that are bigger than California’s) happening in Texas right now? Read this and be in the know!
“You’ll never get a fracking moratorium through the Maryland Legislature” was the common refrain I heard as we at Food & Water Watch joined with more than 100 groups from throughout the state to work on preventing fracking in Maryland. But we didn’t let that stop us. And today, thanks to the tireless efforts of business owners, health professionals, activists and countless concerned Maryland residents, we proved those naysayers wrong.
Finally, a small taste of justice around Fukushima as 3 executives get officially charged with negligence… but is it enough?
The Aliso Canyon natural gas well blowout, which lasted for months and sickened scores of nearby residents, has been confirmed as the largest methane leak in history.
Want to know what’s really causing zika? This seems like the most plausible answer so far.
It is being reported that tainted food from Fukushima, Ibaraki, Gumma, and Chiba is making its way into local supermarkets in Taiwan due to the irresponsibility of mislabeling. What’s more, these food products were banned in Taiwan since March of 2011.
A Silicon-valley engineer turned technology health advocate, Jeromy Johnson discusses our attachment to technology and the health hazards such an addiction may hold.
A new study published in Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology just proved the fracking critics right. It is shown that fracking wastewater does cause cancer.