air pollution

What Voting Rights Mean for the Planet

What Voting Rights Mean for the Planet

By Derrick Z. Jackson As studies increasingly tally the death toll of climate change, the recent stalemate over voting rights legislation in the Senate puts the United States at a grave crossroads.  The Republican Party that is rolling back voter protections in the states and blocking them on Capitol Hill — enabled by conservative Democrats — […]

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    EPA to Address Air and Water Pollution in ‘Cancer Alley’

    EPA to Address Air and Water Pollution in ‘Cancer Alley’

    After a week-long environmental justice trip to Mississippi, Texas and Louisiana in November, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan announced that the EPA will address residents’ complaints about contaminated drinking water, chemical plants placed close to residences and a school and toxic air, The Washington Post reported. Regan said the EPA will invest […]

    Smog and Lack of Snow Impact Winter Olympics

    Smog and Lack of Snow Impact Winter Olympics

    The Winter Olympics, set to begin on February 4, are facing a host of environmental challenges. Dangerous smog levels have hit Beijing, where the events will take place, and a lack of snow and even water and cold temperatures required to make artificial snow have posed further problems. Experts are also concerned about the viability […]

    Electric Travel Trailer eSTREAM Announced by Airstream’s Parent Company Thor

    Electric Travel Trailer eSTREAM Announced by Airstream’s Parent Company Thor

    Thor Industries, the parent company of Airstream, has introduced a new adventure vehicle for eco-minded explorers. The eSTREAM is an electrified travel trailer concept that takes electricity, aerodynamics, and the latest technology into account for its futuristic design. The company unveiled its electric trailer concept at the 2022 Florida RV SuperShow. While the design is […]

    California Sues Walmart for Dumping Hazardous Waste in Landfills

    California Sues Walmart for Dumping Hazardous Waste in Landfills

    Corporate giant Walmart is being sued by the state of California for allegedly dumping 159,600 pounds of hazardous waste a year in the state’s landfills. The products, which include pesticides, toxic cleaning supplies, batteries, aerosol cans, latex paints and LED lightbulbs, are not materials the landfills are equipped to handle. Rob Bonta, California’s attorney general, […]

    Wood Burning a Major Source of Carcinogens in Athens Air, Study Finds

    Wood Burning a Major Source of Carcinogens in Athens Air, Study Finds

    Sitting around the fire on a cold winter’s night may feel like a cozy treat, but wood burning is actually a major source of dangerous air pollution. Now, a new study published in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics this month found that the practice of burning wood in the wintertime was responsible for almost half of […]