Black People’s Land Was Stolen

Any discussion of reparations must include how this happened, who did it, and the laws, policies and practices that allowed it. By Andrew W. Kahrl, an associate professor of history and African-American studies at the University of Virginia. June 20, 2019 The aftermath of the Tulsa Race Riot in Oklahoma in 1921, when whites burned down “Black Wall Street.”CreditOklahoma Historical Society/Getty …

One in every three Americans struggle to pay their energy bills, and that burden is three-times greater on low-income households.

One in every three Americans struggle to pay their energy bills, and that burden is three-times greater on low-income households. One in three U.S. households faced challenges in paying energy bills in 2015 Nearly one-third of U.S. households (31%) reported facing a challenge in paying energy bills or sustaining adequate heating and cooling in their home in 2015. According to the …

How Monsanto manipulates journalists and academics

Carey Gillam, Clean Technica, Sun 2 Jun 2019 59 Monsanto’s own emails and documents reveal a disinformation campaign to hide its weedkiller’s possible links to cancer  Monsanto’s weedkiller Roundup, one of the world’s most popular herbicides, may cause cancer. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters Over the past year, evidence of Monsanto’s deceptive efforts to defend the safety of its top-selling Roundup herbicide have been …

Breaking: Fossil Fuels Choke Denver With Air Quality 3 Times Worse Than Beijing

Kyle Clark, a 9 News anchor, reported that 30 to 40 percent of ozone levels — a related form of pollution that is not responsible for the brown cloud — result from the state’s oil and gas industry. Traffic generates similar levels, he tweeted. By Andy Bosselman, StreetsBlog, Mar 6, 2019,  link to original article Downtown Denver viewed today through the haze of …

Plastic warms the planet twice as much as aviation – here’s how to make it climate-friendly

Laurie Wright, Senior Lecturer, Warsash School of Maritime Science and Engineering, Solent University, affiliated with the American Center for Life Cycle Assessment (ACLCA) and the Forum for Sustainability through Life Cycle Innovation (FSLCI). Solent University provides funding as a member of The Conversation UK. Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons license. We’re all too aware of the consequences …

New Report On Plastics & Climate — The Hidden Costs Of A Plastic Planet

May 18th, 2019 by Cynthia Shahan on Clean Technica Amanda Kistler, Director of Communications and Development at the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), has shared a new report with CleanTechnica. The full report, Plastic & Climate The Hidden Costs of a Plastic Planet, was released on May 15, 2019. Below is a summary of the report and several highlights from it, and here is the full …

Historic Agreement on Plastic Pollution Reached by 180+ Countries Without the U.S.

The agreement requires countries to monitor the movement of plastic shipped outside their territories. It also addresses the problem of developed countries sending unmanageable amounts of plastic waste to private waste-handling companies in the developing world without the consent of their governments, The Guardian explained. Now, importing countries will have the ability to say yes or no to more waste. That …

Maritime freight transport decarbonization – May 2019

This week is the 74th meeting of the marine environmental protection committee of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), and it represents one of the best hopes of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from a large and growing sector. Based in London, the IMO is the UN agency with responsibility for the safety and security of shipping and the environmental impact of …

147 million years of healthy life lost, every year: now info on the sources will be available, from every single power plant in the world, in real-time, via satellite

A nonprofit artificial intelligence firm called WattTime is going to use satellite imagery to precisely track the air pollution (including carbon emissions) coming out of every single power plant in the world, in real time. And it’s going to make the data public. WattTime, a nonprofit that is now a subsidiary of the Rocky Mountain Institute, made a splash earlier this year with Automated …

Pollution already kills more than nine million people every year — roughly one in six deaths worldwide. “Environmental rights are perhaps the most basic, fundamental rights.”

Excerpt, UNEP Director interview, published in Clean Technica on May 6, 2019 Pollution has reached a level which is unbearable to humanity. In fact, pollution already kills more than nine million people every year — that’s roughly one in six deaths worldwide. What does the UNEP recommend to tackle this issue? We need action from governments, the right policies need to be …