Natural Resources

"Glencore’s Australian Coal Mine Revealed As Methane Super-Emitter"

"Just inland of Australia’s east coast, roughly 200 miles from the Great Barrier Reef, a single coal mine run by Glencore Plc emitted so much super-warming methane in a year that it had the same climate warming impact as the annual pollution from more than 4 million U.S. cars."

Source: Bloomberg, 12/01/2021

Calif.’s Failed First Plan To Stop Offshore Drilling Casts Shadow Today

"Offshore oil derricks dotting the California coastline continue pumping despite a history of catastrophic spills and vows from generations of politicians to send them to the scrapheap. They’ve even survived a modest attempt by state officials more than a decade ago to offer incentives to oil companies that chose to abandon their costly operations."

Source: LA Times, 11/30/2021

"Nurdles: The Worst Toxic Waste You’ve Probably Never Heard Of"

"Billions of these tiny plastic pellets are floating in the ocean, causing as much damage as oil spills, yet they are still not classified as hazardous".

Source: Guardian, 11/30/2021

"Lawsuit Takes Aim At Trump-Era Rule Expanding Hunting Grounds"

"Environmentalists on Monday accused the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service of imperiling hundreds of vulnerable species when it expanded hunting and fishing on 147 national wildlife refuges and fish hatcheries under President Donald Trump."

Source: Reuters, 11/30/2021

Biden Gulf Oil Sale Means More Drilling Within Legacy Chemical Dump Site

"The Biden administration’s oil and gas lease sale in the Gulf of Mexico last week doesn’t just lock in decades of future drilling and greenhouse gas emissions, it also opens up more extraction in an area where chemical companies dumped tons of hazardous industrial waste."

Source: HuffPost, 11/30/2021

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