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    Judge Revokes Permits for Massive Cancer Alley Plastics Complex

    Judge Revokes Permits for Massive Cancer Alley Plastics Complex

    A state court has struck down permits for a massive petrochemical plant that would have doubled or tripled the emissions of cancer-causing chemicals polluting the already beleaguered Cancer Alley.  Louisiana’s 19th Judicial District Court ruled September 14 that the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) failed to protect the public when it issued air permits […]

    A Low-Carbon Chemical Industry Could Create 29 Million Jobs, Study Finds

    A Low-Carbon Chemical Industry Could Create 29 Million Jobs, Study Finds

    While the chemical industry provides society with useful materials, it is also a heavy contributor to plastic waste being released into the planet’s oceans, greenhouse gas emissions, pollution, biodiversity loss and divergence from natural biogeochemical cycles, a press release from The University of Tokyo’s Center for Global Commons (CGC) said. According to a new report […]

    8 Zero Waste and Toxin-Free Cleaning Hacks

    8 Zero Waste and Toxin-Free Cleaning Hacks

    It’s common to have a cabinet under the kitchen sink filled with plastic bottles of sprays, solutions, and solvents for every cleaning need. But did you know it’s easy to keep your home spotless and sanitary without toxic chemicals and extra waste? Here’s how to get started. 1. Make Your Own Cleaners Many household cleaners […]

    Are Scented Candles Actually Bad for You?

    Are Scented Candles Actually Bad for You?

    What is a spa day, romantic dinner, or cozy night in without a candle or two to set the mood? For over a decade, headlines have warned consumers about toxic chemical exposure when burning candles indoors, but new research tells us that our worries might be overblown.  A study published in 2009 found that burning […]

    Most Rainwater on Earth Contains PFAS Exceeding Safe Levels, Study Finds

    Most Rainwater on Earth Contains PFAS Exceeding Safe Levels, Study Finds

    New research from Stockholm University shows that PFAS in rainwater around the world are exceeding safe levels. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are chemical pollutants, often called “forever chemicals” present in many everyday items, like food packaging and clothing. The chemicals leach into the environment, affecting everything from the air we breathe to even rainfall. […]

    Flood Maps Show U.S. Vastly Underestimates Contamination Risk at Old Industrial Sites

    Flood Maps Show U.S. Vastly Underestimates Contamination Risk at Old Industrial Sites

    By Thomas Marlow, James R. Elliott, and Scott Frickel Climate science is clear: Floodwaters are a growing risk for many American cities, threatening to displace not only people and housing but also the land-based pollution left behind by earlier industrial activities. In 2019, researchers at the U.S. Government Accountability Office investigated climate-related risks at the […]