Facing Down the Fossils — 4-Part Video Series

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2023 13:47:08 +0000

“Facing Down the Fossils” is a series about the people who are dealing with generational consequences of the pollution and economic damage caused by the fossil fuel industry and who now face the prospect of even more fossil fuel projects in the United States. In response, these communities are not only standing up to wrongdoing but also leading the effort to advance clean energy production.

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Poor Air Quality Isn’t The Only Way Wildfires Affect Cities

Credit to Author: World Resources Institute| Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2023 10:31:23 +0000

Thousands of people in Quebec, Canada evacuated their homes this month due to raging wildfires. More than 400 miles away, New York City experienced its worst air quality in history, and briefly had the worst air quality of any city in the world. And New York wasn’t alone: As of June 7, 2023, more than […]

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Europe’s Luxury Cruise Ships Emit As Much Toxic Sulphur As 1 Billion Cars — Study

Credit to Author: Transport & Environment (T&E)| Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2023 07:24:57 +0000

Cruise ship pollution around ports higher than pre-pandemic levels, but air pollutants from cruise ships fell 80% in Venice following the city’s ban on large ships

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New York Protects “the Birds & the Bees” with Nation-Leading Legislation

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Sun, 11 Jun 2023 02:46:42 +0000

Albany, NY — The New York State Legislature has passed the Birds and Bees Protection Act (A.7640/S.1856A), a first-in-the-nation bill that would rein in the use of neurotoxic neonicotinoid pesticides (“neonics”), which now heads to Governor Hochul’s desk for her signature. The Birds and Bees Protection Act bans the neonic uses that in-depth Cornell University […]

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A Toxic Tour Helps Convey What Fenceline Communities Experience

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sun, 21 May 2023 02:33:52 +0000

Three colleagues from the Union of Concerned Scientists and I were invited to participate in a Toxics Tour in Kansas City. The experience was extremely valuable and I recommend it, especially if you are someone like me who works on environmental justice issues but doesn’t live in a frontline community. Reading articles and books, or […]

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