Outdoor retailer REI Co-op has announced new product standards for its more than 1,000 brand partners, including requirements for measuring greenhouse gas emissions and setting goals to reduce emissions; working toward equity with inclusive products and product sizes and equal pricing across sizes; and eliminating all per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from cookware and textiles by Fall 2024.
Exposure to a whole soup of toxic forever chemicals can disrupt biological processes in children and young adults in a way that puts them at risk from diseases like cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular ailments. That’s the “surprising” finding of a first-of-its-kind study from researchers at the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine, published […]
Fresh produce shortages have prompted UK supermarkets — including Asda, Morrisons and Tesco — to ration their fruits and vegetables. Tomatoes, lettuce and peppers were being limited to three per customer at Asda, reported BBC News. Tesco, the latest store to implement buying limits, had a maximum of three per customer for cucumbers, tomatoes and […]
Following a train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio on February 3, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken control over the situation, ordering the rail company Norfolk Southern to conduct cleanup actions and cover costs related to the incident. The EPA’s order, which is legally binding, requires Norfolk Southern to identify and clean up […]
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reaffirmed the legal, scientific and economic bases of the 2012 Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) that require coal– and oil-fired power plants to implement “significant reductions” in emissions of mercury, acid gases and other toxic pollutants, a press release from the EPA said. The decision reverses the […]
The energy required to produce all of the glyphosate used worldwide in 2014 was as much as the yearly energy needed to power 6.25 million cars. That’s one of the striking findings from “Pesticides and Climate Change: A Vicious Cycle,” a first-of-its-kind report from the Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA) detailing how these two […]
On February 14, a commercial truck tractor hauling a trailer hit the highway median and rolled onto I-10 in Arizona, outside of Tucson. The deadly collision led to the spill of hazardous materials, which leaked from the commercial truck tractor. The vehicle was found to be carrying liquid nitric acid, which, according to the Centers […]
The locations of the 36 drowning deaths during the catastrophic flooding in eastern Kentucky last summer are closely correlated with large-scale coal strip mines, and a local non-profit is calling on the DOI to investigate further.
A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Bolthouse Farms, alleging the California-based beverage company misled customers by claiming that its Green Goodness smoothie consists of “100% Fruit Juice.” Testing found the beverage contains toxic PFAS “forever chemicals” at levels well above the federal advisory limits for drinking water. According to plaintiff Gwendolyn Smith — who […]