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Bayer to Rethink Active Ingredient in Roundup Weedkiller After Judge Rejects $2 Billion Cancer Claims Deal

Posted by on May 30, 2021 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
Bayer to Rethink Active Ingredient in Roundup Weedkiller After Judge Rejects $2 Billion Cancer Claims Deal

Bayer said Thursday it will remain in the residential lawn and garden market, but is “discussing the future” of glyphosate, the active ingredient in its top-selling herbicide. #RoundUp #glyphosate

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The Most Colossal Planning Failure in Human History

Posted by on May 21, 2021 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
The Most Colossal Planning Failure in Human History

We have built up civilization to a scale that can temporarily be supported by finite and polluting energy sources, and we have simply assumed that this scale of activity can continue to be supported by other energy sources that haven’t yet been developed or substantially deployed. #fossilfuel

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Microplastic Pollution is Escalating Around the World, Study Suggests

Posted by on May 14, 2021 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
Microplastic Pollution is Escalating Around the World, Study Suggests

A new study of airborne plastic particles finds that microplastic pollution is escalating around the world. Tiny remains of plastic are more ubiquitous than science had known, according to researchers from Cornell University and Utah State University who teamed up for the study. #microplastics #plasticpollution #microplasticpollution

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Pesticides Are Killing Soil Organisms — The Foundations of the Web of Life

Posted by on May 13, 2021 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
Pesticides Are Killing Soil Organisms — The Foundations of the Web of Life

A study published May 4 by the academic journal Frontiers in Environmental Science finds pesticides widely used in American agriculture pose a grave threat to organisms that are critical to healthy soil, biodiversity, and soil carbon sequestration to fight climate change. #banpesticides

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US Court Orders EPA To Ban Toxic Pesticide Developed By Nazi Germany

Posted by on May 7, 2021 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 2 Comments
US Court Orders EPA To Ban Toxic Pesticide Developed By Nazi Germany

The United States Court Of Appeals ordered the EPA to remove the dangerous pesticide and neurotoxin Chlorpyrifos from all food-related uses.

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Scientists Horrified as Over 27,000 Leaking Barrels of Toxic DDT Discovered on Seafloor Near LA

Scientists Horrified as Over 27,000 Leaking Barrels of Toxic DDT Discovered on Seafloor Near LA

Over 27,000 barrels of the toxic insecticide DDT have been found so far on the seafloor about 12 miles off the coast of Los Angeles, in what could be one of the greatest examples of industrial pollution uncovered in recent memory. #DDT #dumping #oceanpollution

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Alarm as Florida Set to Begin Release of Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes

Posted by on April 27, 2021 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
Alarm as Florida Set to Begin Release of Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes

The release of genetically engineered mosquitoes puts Floridians, the environment, and endangered species at risk in the midst of a pandemic. #geneticallyengineeredmosquitoes

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We Can’t ‘Burn, Bury or Recycle’ Ourselves Out of the Plastics Crisis

Posted by on April 26, 2021 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
We Can’t ‘Burn, Bury or Recycle’ Ourselves Out of the Plastics Crisis

A new video by the Story of Stuff Project sheds light on the misconceptions around plastics, pollution, and recycling. #stopusingpalstic

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Greenpeace Says Japan’s Plan to Contaminate Pacific Ocean With Fukushima Water Would Violate International Law

Posted by on April 14, 2021 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
Greenpeace Says Japan’s Plan to Contaminate Pacific Ocean With Fukushima Water Would Violate International Law

Japan announced Tuesday a plan to dump over 1.2 million tons of stored contaminated wastewater from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean. #fukushimawater

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Study Finds That 64% of the World’s Farmland at Risk From Pesticide Pollution

Study Finds That 64% of the World’s Farmland at Risk From Pesticide Pollution

About one-third of the world’s agricultural land is at high risk from pesticide pollution, a new study has found. #pesticidepollution

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‘We’re Destroying Our Life-Support Systems’: Study Suggests the Amazon Now Contributes to Warming

Posted by on March 14, 2021 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
‘We’re Destroying Our Life-Support Systems’: Study Suggests the Amazon Now Contributes to Warming

While recent research has raised the alarm that tropical forests including the Amazon could soon stop serving as carbon sinks, a first-of-its-kind study from 30 experts that takes into account other greenhouse gases suggests the world’s largest rainforest may already be contributing to the warming of the planet. #amazonrainforest

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Humanity Must End ‘Senseless and Suicidal War on Nature’

Posted by on February 22, 2021 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
Humanity Must End ‘Senseless and Suicidal War on Nature’

A UN report released Thursday warns that the world faces a triple emergency: the climate crisis, destruction of wildlife and habitats, and deadly pollution. #nature

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Why Sea Turtles Are Endangered and What We Can Do

Posted by on February 11, 2021 in Environment, Environmental Hazards, Wildlife with 0 Comments
Why Sea Turtles Are Endangered and What We Can Do

Approximately 61% of worldwide turtle species are either threatened or already extinct, and the sea turtle is no exception. The Caribbean Sea alone was home to tens of millions of sea turtles just two centuries ago, but numbers are estimated closer to the tens of thousands these days. #seaturtles

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Worried About Earth’s Future? The Outlook Is Worse Than Even Scientists Can Grasp

Posted by on January 19, 2021 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 2 Comments
Worried About Earth’s Future? The Outlook Is Worse Than Even Scientists Can Grasp

Anyone with even a passing interest in the global environment knows all is not well. But just how bad is the situation? Our new paper shows the outlook for life on Earth is more dire than is generally understood. #earthfuture

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Over 1.5 BILLION Face Masks Now Believed to Be Polluting Oceans Thanks to 2020

Posted by on December 28, 2020 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
Over 1.5 BILLION Face Masks Now Believed to Be Polluting Oceans Thanks to 2020

As face masks have become ubiquitous in our day-to-day lives, they’ve also grown to litter every corner of our neighborhoods, from storm drains to creeks, parks to beaches. And now, it turns out that our oceans are swimming with face masks, according to a new report from marine conservation NGO OceansAsia. #facemasks #OceanPollution

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