On Wednesday, Norfolk Southern CEO Alan Shaw told a Senate hearing he was “terribly sorry” for February’s fiery train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio. The train was loaded with poisonous chemicals. The most notable was vinyl chloride, a known human carcinogen. The resulting spills and plumes sickened many residents, killed 40,000 fish, and caused a temporary evacuation of many of the town’s 4,700 residents.
I first moved here to the Keys in Sept. 2018 on a whim — after applying for a coral restoration internship on Instagram. Curious about scientific diving, eager to make an impact and unsure what my purpose in life really was, I didn’t know what to expect.
One morning, I came out of the shower, reached for my towel and found myself face-to-face with a shelf full of different products. Although I used these things every day, I looked at the shelf as if I had seen it for the first time, and I was horrified. Staring back at me were bottles […]
Sometimes all it takes is a single photograph to change someone’s mind or inspire them to take action. For Catherine Collins and her husband Douglas Frantz, that was a photo of a yardstick plunged 32 inches into filth below a salmon farm near Port Mouton, Nova Scotia.
On Tuesday, May 17th, more than 50 of us students, academics, and community allies took direct action to expose the deep hypocrisy of our universities’ collaboration with the fossil fuel industry around critical climate-related research. At Cambridge, we occupied the BP Institute on the West Cambridge campus site for 63 minutes to represent the 63 years that fossil fuel companies have known about the dangers of climate change, while at Oxford, we staged a performance at the Saïd Business School representing the blood on our universities’ hands that results from their partnerships with these companies.
The Buy Nothing Project started in Washington in 2013 by friends Liesl Clark and Rebecca Rockefeller as a way to reduce plastics in the environment. Since then, it has exploded internationally with over 7,000 Buy Nothing groups and more than 5 million members.