"Earth is exceeding its “safe operating space for humanity” in six of nine key measurements of its health, and two of the remaining three are headed in the wrong direction, a new study said."
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- Source: AP, 09/14/2023
"California lawmakers have passed a bill that would require large U.S.-based companies doing business in the Golden State to publicly disclose their annual greenhouse gas emissions — the first such requirement in the nation."Source: LA Times, 09/14/2023
"A new study from the World Bank tallies the staggering worldwide toll: 5.5 million deaths from heart diseases because of exposure to lead in 2019 alone." "Contamination from battery recyclers, tainted cookware, and fertilizers could be contributing to the health crisis."Source: Grist, 09/14/2023
"Expanded development on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, viewed as a climate refuge, is encroaching on prime wildlife habitat. As big cats find it harder to avoid people, many are winding up dead."Source: Inside Climate News, 09/14/2023
"Registered dietitians are being paid to post videos that promote diet soda, sugar and supplements on Instagram and TikTok".Source: Washington Post, 09/14/2023
"A looming auto industry strike could test the president’s commitment to making electric vehicles a source of well-paying union jobs."Source: NYTimes, 09/14/2023
"Series sponsored by organisations including coal and gas companies features ‘incorrect’ claims on ‘green gas’ and context missing on carbon capture technology".Source: Guardian, 09/14/2023
"The plant will inject 500,000 tons of carbon dioxide into the ground each year – but is it just greenwashing from big oil?"Source: Guardian, 09/14/2023
"Pumped storage hydropower is the greenest renewable energy technology for large-scale energy storage, a new study suggests."Source: OPB, 09/14/2023
"On certain nights, behind some of your favorite restaurants, roving groups of dog owners set their posse of pooches loose on urban rodents".Source: Washington Post, 09/14/2023
"The Biden administration is asking Congress to change the law so companies pay federal royalties when they extract metals."Source: NYTimes, 09/13/2023
"Emergency workers uncovered more than 1,500 bodies in the wreckage of Libya’s eastern city of Derna on Tuesday, and it was feared the toll could spiral with 10,000 people reported still missing after floodwaters smashed through dams and washed away entire neighborhoods of the city."Source: AP, 09/13/2023
"Colombia was the deadliest country for environmentalists in 2022, with at least 60 environmental and land rights defenders killed there, British advocacy group Global Witness said in a report on Tuesday."Source: Reuters, 09/13/2023
"Beijing’s influence campaign using artificial intelligence is a rapid change in tactics, researchers from Microsoft and other organizations say."
"When wildfires swept across Maui last month with destructive fury, China’s increasingly resourceful information warriors pounced.Source: NYTimes, 09/13/2023
"Britain's government and water regulator may have failed to comply with environmental law over the regulation of untreated sewage releases, the country's environmental protection watchdog said on Tuesday."Source: Reuters, 09/13/2023