Politics

Coca-Cola’s Sponsorship of COP27 Called ‘Pure Greenwash’ by Environmental Activists

Coca-Cola’s Sponsorship of COP27 Called ‘Pure Greenwash’ by Environmental Activists

In a deal that has been called “baffling” by Greenpeace USA Oceans Campaign Director John Hocevar, the Egyptian government has signed an agreement with Coca-Cola to sponsor the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP27), which will be held in Sharm El-Sheikh from November 6 to 18, a press release from Greenpeace said.

The deal between the climate conference and the Coca-Cola company, which global coalition movement Break Free From Plastic has deemed “the world’s top polluter,” was labeled “greenwash” by environmental activists, reported the Guardian. Environmental activists told the BBC that, because most plastics are made from fossil fuels, the deal undermines the climate talks. “Coca-Cola sponsoring […]

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    Science Guy Bill Nye Tells Conservatives to ‘Cut It Out’ With Climate Denial in the Wake of Hurricane Ian

    Science Guy Bill Nye Tells Conservatives to ‘Cut It Out’ With Climate Denial in the Wake of Hurricane Ian

    Bill Nye the Science Guy has a message for conservative lawmakers and television networks who continue to peddle climate denial in the wake of Hurricane Ian: “Cut it out.”  Nye delivered his message on CNN when speaking with broadcaster Jim Acosta Saturday about the relationship between the climate crisis and strong hurricanes like Ian, which […]

    Former Industrial Wasteland Becomes New Nature Reserve in England

    Former Industrial Wasteland Becomes New Nature Reserve in England

    A former industrial wasteland in Manchester, England, has officially been designated an 1,824-acre nature reserve that will provide 300,000 locals with access to nature, a press release from Natural England and the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs said. The Flashes of Wigan and Leigh will become one of England’s most extensive urban nature […]

    Brazil’s Election Heads Into Second Round With High Stakes for Amazon Rainforest, World Climate

    Brazil’s Election Heads Into Second Round With High Stakes for Amazon Rainforest, World Climate

    Brazil’s tense presidential election has gone into a runoff that will take place on October 30, 2022. Environmentalists and experts globally are concerned about the Amazon rainforest should the far-right current president Jair Bolsonaro win re-election against Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva, a left-wing candidate and former president of Brazil. According to Bloomberg, Lula received […]

    Which Wetlands Should Receive Federal Protection? The Supreme Court Revisits a Question It Has Struggled to Answer

    Which Wetlands Should Receive Federal Protection? The Supreme Court Revisits a Question It Has Struggled to Answer

    By Albert C. Lin

    The U.S. Supreme Court opens its new session on Oct. 3, 2022, with a high-profile case that could fundamentally alter the federal government’s ability to address water pollution. Sackett v. EPA turns on a question that courts and regulators have struggled to answer for several decades: Which wetlands and bodies of water can the federal […]

    Boston Bans Astro Turf, Which Is Linked to Forever Chemicals

    Boston Bans Astro Turf, Which Is Linked to Forever Chemicals

    Boston has become the largest municipality in the U.S. to ban astro turf in city parks.  The reason? The artificial grass is made with the toxic forever chemicals known as per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), which are linked to a host of negative health effects from cancer to immune suppression to reproductive problems. “The city has a […]

    EV Charging Stations Approved for 50 States Plus DC and Puerto Rico, Covering 75,000 Highway Miles

    EV Charging Stations Approved for 50 States Plus DC and Puerto Rico, Covering 75,000 Highway Miles

    The invention of the first crude electric vehicle (EV) around 1832 has been credited to Scottish inventor Robert Anderson. EVs didn’t really become a thing in the U.S. until 1890, however, when the first successful EV was launched by Iowa chemist William Morrison, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. It was a six-passenger wagon that could only go 14 miles per hour, but it sparked the country’s interest in EVs. At one point New York City had a fleet of more than five dozen electric taxis, and by 1900, about a third of all vehicles were EVs.

    Sadly, the introduction of Henry Ford’s Model T in 1908 was the beginning of the end for EVs for the time being, and by 1935, they were mostly a memory. That is, until the high gas prices and shortages of the late 1960s and early 1970s got people thinking about EVs again.  One of the […]