Pollution

CA Battle to Prioritize Public Health over Oil Company Profits Heats Up

"On a dreary afternoon in January, a geyser of oily water shot over the fence of an oil and gas company in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Wilmington, splattering the street, cars and a local coffee shop with petroleum just a block away from Ashley Hernandez’s house."

Source: Inside Climate News, 05/06/2024

"Methane Emissions From Gas Flaring Being Hidden From Satellite Monitors"

"Energy companies operating in countries such as the US, UK, Germany and Norway appear to have installed technology that could stop researchers from identifying methane, carbon dioxide emissions and pollutants at industrial facilities involved in the disposal of unprofitable natural gas, known in the industry as flaring."

Source: Guardian, 05/03/2024

Tyson Foods Dumps Millions Of Pounds Of Pollutants Into US Rivers And Lakes

"Tyson Foods dumped millions of pounds of toxic pollutants directly into American rivers and lakes over the last five years, threatening critical ecosystems, endangering wildlife and human health, a new investigation reveals."

Source: Guardian, 05/03/2024

"Plastic Pollution Talks Make Modest Progress But Sidestep Production Curbs"

"Negotiations on a future global treaty to tackle soaring plastic pollution ran overtime into Tuesday morning amid tense debates over whether the world should seek to limit the amount of plastic being made. As the week-long talks in the Canadian capital of Ottawa ended before dawn, countries agreed to continue their work in ad hoc meetings before the final summit starting Nov. 25 in Busan, South Korea."

Source: Reuters, 05/01/2024

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