Pollution

Enviro Groups, Justice Company Reach Settlement Over Cleanup Of Va. Mines

"Environmental groups announced Thursday they had reached a settlement with A&G Coal Corporation, a business owned by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s family, over the cleanup of three coal mines in Virginia’s Wise County."

Source: States Newsroom, 01/20/2023
January 25, 2023

GCAN Event: Cruise Ships — Full Steam Ahead on False Environmental Solutions by ICCT's Dr. Bryan Comer

The Global Cruise Activist Network invites you to this online event with Dr. Bryan Comer, marine program lead at the International Council on Clean Transportation, who will present ICCT’s research on the impacts of cruise ships, including those related to air pollution, water pollution and climate change. 3:00 p.m. ET.

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"Road Salts Wash Into Mississippi River, Damaging Ecosystems and Pipes"

"This winter has already brought significant snowfall to much of the U.S. Historically, more snow has meant more road salt. It’s an effective way to clear roads — but also brings cascading environmental impacts as it washes into rivers and streams."

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 01/17/2023

Particulate Air Pollution — An Old Story Made Newer, and More Local, in 2023

Earlier this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency set in motion a long-overdue requirement to update a key Clean Air Act rule involving fine particulate air pollution, or PM 2.5. The latest TipSheet reviews PM 2.5’s health harms and its checkered regulatory history, while offering story ideas and key resources on how to tell the story locally.

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"Dolphins Can Shout Underwater, but It’s Never Loud Enough"

"Mammals in the ocean swim through a world of sound. But in recent decades, humans have been cranking up the volume, blasting waters with noise from shipping, oil and gas exploration and military operations. New research suggests that such anthropogenic noise may make it harder for dolphins to communicate and work together."

Source: NYTimes, 01/13/2023

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