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Flying a Drone Near a Pipeline Could Soon Cost You $4,000 in Louisiana

Louisiana’s looking out to protect its pipelines and chemical plants from drone, raising the specter of nefarious climate protesters to pass the legislation. But the main pilots they’ve busted so far appear to be literal children. Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Articles, Environmentalism, National Security, Louisiana, Environmental Justice, Mississippi River, John Bel Edwards, St, Enbridge Energy, Petroleum Industry, Hirsh, Dakota Access Pipeline, NoDAPL, Jeff Hirsch

Cops Are Using Facebook to Target Line 3 Pipeline Protest Leaders, New Documents Reveal

Protests against Enbridge’s Line 3 have been ramping up in Minnesota—and so has the response from authorities. A video went viral this week of a Department of Homeland Security helicopter sandblasting protesters following mass arrests. But some police tactics are far less visible while causing long-term hardship.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Minnesota, Articles, Environmentalism, Department Of Homeland Security, Environmental Justice, Mississippi River, Enbridge, Minnesota Public Radio, Aitkin County, Dakota Access Pipeline, Oil Pipelines, Winona LaDuke, QAnon, Pipelines In Canada

Amazon Workers Are Petitioning the Company To Bring Its Pollution to Zero By 2030

Ahead of Amazon’s planned shareholder meeting on May 26, more than 600 employees have signed a petition pressuring the company to bring its pollution levels down to zero by 2030 — particularly in the communities of color that predominantly border Amazon’s warehouses. Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Environment, Articles, Jeff Bezos, Environmental Justice, Environmental Racism, Businesspeople, Amazon Workers, 3d Publishing, Criticism Of Amazon, Economy Of The United States, Paola Dela Cruz Perez

The EPA Is Doing Its Job Again

For the Environmental Protection Agency, having Donald Trump in office was kind of like letting loose a bull in a china shop for four years. Now, the Biden administration is rapidly attempting to clean up the mess he left behind. In doing so, we’re getting a better picture of just how far the agency has fallen behind…Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Articles, Joe Biden, Epa, Biden, Donald Trump, Environmental Protection Agency, Clean Air Act, Scott Pruitt, Trumpism, Natural Environment, Environmental Justice, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler, Presidency Of Donald Trump

It's Time to Kill Earth Day

Hooray, it’s Earth Day! That one day of the year when we can all come together and celebrate treating our planet with respect. From first-graders to Jeff Bezos, everyone loves a good, ol’ fashion Earth Day. So, I regret to inform you that we must kill Earth Day and replace it with something more urgent.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Articles, Pollution, Environmentalism, Green politics, Jeff Bezos, Sarah Koenig, Counterculture Of The 1960s, Earth Day, Natural Environment, Environmental Justice, Habitat, Richard Nixon, Emily Atkin, Julian Koenig

The Fossil Fuel Industry Is Racist

There’s a scientific consensus that coal, oil, and gas are frying the planet and will have to be phased out completely to secure a livable future. It’s also clear that each of the three fossil-based energy sources creates deadly, toxic pollution, providing yet another reason to retire the industry. A new report…Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Articles, Air Pollution, Pollution, Natural Environment, Environmental Justice, Fossil Fuel, Tim Donaghy, Environmental Racism, Climate Forcing, Physical Geography, Politics Of Climate Change, Particulates, Fossil Fuel Regulations In The United States

Cleantech Open Northeast 2021

Over the past year, we’ve seen an increase of people from across the business and political spectrum join the fight against climate change and pledge to support a greener, more sustainable future. Investors are seeking both financial returns and environmental impact and looking for opportunities to partner with ventures that are working to tackle our world’s biggest energy and environmental challenges. Enter Cleantech Open, the world’s largest and oldest cleantech accelerator for cleante...
Tags: Startups, Trends, Shark Tank, Environmental Justice, Wellesley, Amy, Beth, Feld, NYSERDA, Wellesley College, Techstars Boston, Amy Batchelor, Anchor Point Foundation, Cleantech Open, BIPOC, Beth Zonis

A Proposed Plastics Plant Will Test Joe Biden’s Commitment to Environmental Justice

Myrtle Felton has lived in St. James Parish her whole life, but it looks nothing like it did when she was young.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Articles, Joe Biden, Pollution, Plastic, Biden, Environmental Justice, St James Parish, Mosaic Company, Chemical Industry, Environmental Racism, Cedric Richmond, Grijalva, Donald McEachin, Formosa Plastics Group

Plastic pollution a huge threat to marginalised groups, UN report finds

Industrialised nations often ship their waste to poorer countries under the premise of recyclability, fuelling industries that harm local populations The post Plastic pollution a huge threat to marginalised groups, UN report finds appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Environment, Report, Un, UNEP, Environmental Justice, Plastic Pollution, Hydrocarbon, World Wildlife Fund, Top Six, Greenpeace Africa, Oil Extraction, Angelo Louw, Juliano Calil, Marine Fauna

Stop oil and gas drilling in Namibia’s Kavango Basin immediately — Anglican Church

Thirty-four bishops and three archbishops decry exploratory drilling as a ‘sin’ against the Earth The post Stop oil and gas drilling in Namibia’s Kavango Basin immediately — Anglican Church appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Climate Change, Environment, Unesco, Canada, Petition, Church Of England, Social Justice, Water Scarcity, Namibia, Botswana, Environmental Justice, Okavango Delta, Anglican Church, San, Mark MacDonald, Thabo Cecil Makgoba

Climate Activist Jailed in India as Government Clamps Down on Dissent

Before anyone outside her hometown knew her name, Disha Ravi spent four years raising awareness among young people in Bangalore about the effects of climate change. Now the 21-year-old activist is jailed in New Delhi. The allegation: She distributed a "tool kit" in the form of a Google Doc containing talking points and contact information for influential groups to drum up support for farmers who have been protesting against the Indian government for months. The New York Times: The document -- wh...
Tags: Google, India, Narendra Modi, Tech, New York Times, New Delhi, Kashmir, Bangalore, Environmental Justice, Punjab, Ravi, Greta Thunberg, Disha Ravi, Manshi Asher

UN Warns World Is Failing to Prepare for Climate Change—But We Can Fix That

If world leaders don’t seriously step up their game to adapt to the climate crisis, we’ll see catastrophic human and economic losses everywhere, a new report from the world’s top global environmental authority warns.Read more...
Tags: Science, United Nations, Adaptation, Un, Extreme Weather, Environmental Justice

Report: Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder Will Finally Be Charged for Poisoning Flint's Water

Y’all. Former Michigan governor and certified monster Rick Snyder will catch charges for his role in the Flint water crisis, according to the Associated Press. You absolutely love to see it.Read more...
Tags: Science, Water, Pollution, Michigan, Associated Press, Environmental Justice, Flint, Rick Snyder, Flint Water Crisis

Eskom’s emissions are not compatible with the South African constitution

The government must not cave to Eskom’s demand that it be exempt from air pollution rules. Furthermore, the power utility needs to stay true to the principles of its own just transition strategy The post Eskom’s emissions are not compatible with the South African constitution appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Energy, Human Rights, Environment, Debt, Air Pollution, Pollution, Coal, Renewables, Electricity, Constitution, World Health Organisation, Emissions, Sustainable Development Goals, Mpumalanga, Environmental Justice

More Than Half a Million People in Major Cities Don’t Have Access to Running Water

More than 1 million U.S. residents are living without running water, and many of them live in large, wealthy cities, new research shows.Read more...
Tags: Science, Water, Environmental Justice

Hurricane Delta Is Heading for the Petrochemical Hub That Hurricane Laura Hit Six Weeks Ago

Louisiana can’t catch a break. Just six weeks after Category 4 Hurricane Laura made landfall and took over two dozen lives, another powerful storm is on its way.Read more...
Tags: Science, Louisiana, Hurricanes, Hurricane Season, Environmental Justice, Laura, Hurricane Laura, Hurricane Delta

Lockheed Martin Is Getting Sued for Creating an 'Environmental Nightmare' in Florida

On Monday, lawyers filed two suits against Lockheed Martin. They allege that the weapons manufacturer spawned an “environmental nightmare” by exposing people to toxic chemicals in Orlando. Just in case you needed another reason to fight the military industrial complex.Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, Pollution, Lawsuits, Lockheed Martin, Orlando, Environmental Justice, Defund The Pentagon As Part Of A Green New Deal

Environmental groups sue Port of LA over pollution-reduction plant

The state’s clean-air watchdog agency, joined by anti-pollution activists and others, filed a lawsuit this week challenging Los Angeles’s approval of environmental documents aimed at reducing pollution at its port’s China Shipping Terminal. The Port of Los Angeles, in a statement, said the lawsuit will further delay its efforts to create “one of the cleanest” terminals in the world. The action by the South Coast Air Quality Management District, along with the Natural Resources Defense Council, w...
Tags: News, La, China, Environment, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Port Of Los Angeles, City Council, West Coast, Local News, San Pedro, Environmental Justice, South Coast Air Quality Management District, Natural Resources Defense Council

79 Democrats Sign On to a Resolution to Tackle Our Overlapping Crises

On Thursday, congressional leaders introduced a resolution designed to tackle the overlapping crises of climate change, racial injustice, and the pandemic-induced economic collapse facing the U.S. It has the backing of 79 Democratic members of Congress and over 150 advocacy organizations, calling for millions of jobs…Read more...
Tags: Science, Jobs, Congress, Green Jobs, Environmental Justice, Green New Deal, Green New Deal Bitch

85 Democrats Sign On to a Resolution to Tackle Our Overlapping Crises

On Thursday, congressional leaders introduced a resolution designed to tackle the overlapping crises of climate change, racial injustice, and the pandemic-induced economic collapse facing the U.S. It has the backing of 85 Democratic members of Congress and over 150 advocacy organizations, calling for millions of jobs…Read more...
Tags: Science, Jobs, Congress, Green Jobs, Environmental Justice, Green New Deal, Green New Deal Bitch

Senate Democrats’ Climate Plan Is a Step in the Right Direction—Except for One Glaring Omission

Senate Democrats released a long-awaited climate plan on Tuesday, continuing the seemingly endless flurry of recent climate reports released by Democratic party members in recent weeks. The new 255-page report is as comprehensive as it is disappointing.Read more...
Tags: Science, Senate, Fossil Fuels, Oil And Gas, Environmental Justice, Democratic Party, Fuck Fossil Fuels

‘It’s Almost Like a Bullseye’: How the Pandemic Mirrors the Injustices We Saw With Hurricane Katrina

Natural disasters have a very unfortunate way of revealing who are the most vulnerable people in a society.Read more...
Tags: Science, Racism, Sea Level Rise, New Orleans, Flooding, Hurricane Katrina, Natural Disasters, Environmental Justice, NIMBY, Environmental Racism, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Robert Bullard

How funds from major fossil fuel corporations help control police departments

A recent investigation from the Public Accountability Initiative, a nonprofit corporate and government accountability research institute, and its LittleSis database partners breaks down some of the ways that oil producers such as Chevron, Shell, and Wells Fargo are closely intertwined with police departments in cities like Seattle, Chicago, Washington, New Orleans and Salt Lake City. None of this is particularly surprising — whether you've been paying to environmental justice and its disproporti...
Tags: Post, News, Climate Change, Police, US, Alaska, New Orleans, Ohio, Environmentalism, Salt Lake City, Louisiana, Detroit, Shell, Policing, Alley, Environmental Justice

Judge Shuts Down Dakota Access Pipeline

In a stunning win for the environmental justice movement, a court just ordered that the Dakota Access Pipeline must be shut down.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environmental Justice, Dakota, Dakota Access Pipeline, Dapl, No Dapl

Report Finds FEMA Is Massively Undercounting Flood Risks

Right now, we’re living through a timeline where everything from unemployment rates to death tolls appear to be much more grim than authorities let on. So it’s somehow both deeply horrifying and deeply unsurprising that, while states across the country are facing unprecedented floods with disastrous long-term impacts,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fema, Flooding, Environmental Justice

Louisiana Activists Face Terrorism Charges, 15 Years in Prison for Harmless Plastic Stunt

Two Louisiana environmental justice activists face up to 15 years in prison for—wait for it—delivering boxes of plastic to oil and gas lobbyists. Anne Rolfes and Kate McIntosh, who work with the Louisiana Bucket Brigade, the cops on Thursday and were handcuffed and brought from a Baton Rouge…Read more...
Tags: Science, Plastic, Protests, Louisiana, Environmental Justice, Baton Rouge, Cancer Alley, Anne Rolfes, Kate McIntosh

Why Expanding Highways Makes Traffic Worse

Americans drove 40 percent more miles in 2019 than they did in 1994, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. More driving means more congested traffic. So to reduce congestion, it makes sense to build more highway lanes so that more cars can fit. Right? Actually, no. A new report from the policy…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cars, Traffic, Environmental Justice, Ban Cars, U S Department of Transportation More

Trump's Budget Proposal Is an Assault on Clean Air and Water

The Trump administration submitted its 2021 budget proposal to Congress on Monday, and folks, it’s great! Just kidding. It’s awful on many fronts, especially when it comes to the climate and environment.Read more...
Tags: Science, Budget, Congress, Epa, Trump, Environmental Justice, Assault on Clean Air

Over 55 Climate Scientists Call BS on Joe Biden's Claim No Scientists Support Bernie Sanders' Climate Plan

Over 55 scientists have signed an open letter rebuking Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden’s claim that the climate plan rival contender Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders supports, the Green New Deal, isn’t supported by anyone in the scientific field.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Climate Change, Environment, Joe Biden, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, Environmental Justice, Tech Policy, Green New Deal

A Hotter Climate Will Kill Americans in Unexpected Ways, Study Finds

The world is gonna get a lot warmer. The unusually warm winter weekend that just ended for those of us in the Northeast is a reminder of what that’ll look like. Sure, it was kinda nice to spend some time outside in a t-shirt in January. But a new study has found that warmer days could be more deadly, even in winter.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Injury, Heat, Environmental Justice, Northeast, They Call It Global Warming For A Reason