"United Nations Seems to Boost Plastics Industry Interests, Critics Say"

"Ahead of a groundbreaking treaty to reduce plastic pollution, a group of independent scientists fear that the United Nations is legitimizing industry-backed proposals such as chemical recycling."

Source: ProPublica, 09/21/2023

Black Community in W. Va. Sues EPA to Spur Action on Toxic Air Pollution

"Institute, one of two majority-Black communities in the state, was left out of an effort earlier this year to tighten limits on cancer-causing chemicals. Now, a community group is suing."

Source: Mountain State Spotlight, 09/21/2023
October 28, 2023

NAHJ Workshop in Chicago: Breaking Boundaries for Media Equality

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) invites midwest-area journalists to attend a free half-day, in-person training at DePaul University. Keynote is 'Fact-checking isn't just for fact-checkers,' with presenter Monique Curet, assistant editor at PolitiFact.

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"Dutch Firms Get Up To $49 Bln Annually In Fossil Fuel Subsidies -Report"

"Industrial companies in the Netherlands get 39 billion to 46 billion euros ($42-49 billion) in tax breaks and subsidies annually for using fossil fuels, the Dutch government said in a report aimed at spurring international debate on such subsidies."

Source: Reuters, 09/20/2023


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