Pollution

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Trump loves pollution: Next, let’s deregulate raw sewage!

Polluters, extractors, power-plant owners, corporate farmers, and land developers have good reason to be happy with the Trump regime. Since arriving in office three years ago, Donald Trump has rolled back 95 environmental rules. Or tried to. Many of these remain in litigation. Just a week ago, the White House announced that it would roll back protection for half the […]

January 31st

Coca Cola will continue with single-use plastic bottles because that’s what YOU want

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, this week, Bea Perez, head of sustainability for Coca-Cola, announced that the company has no intention of abandoning single-use plastic bottles. Why? It’s all the customers’ fault, apparently. They like the convenience of lightweight, recloseable bottles, she says, and the company dare not deny customers what they […]

January 28th

Trump’s EPA lied when they accused California of having dirty air

Last September, Trump’s EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler sent a letter to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) threatening to cut funding because the state wasn’t meeting Clean Air Act standards in 82 areas. But as CARB pointed out in response, that is a gross over-exaggeration, as it double, triple or quadruple-counts areas that are out of compliance with […]

December 18th

Plastics in snow. Plastics in our food. Plastics EVERYWHERE

Congratulations, humans. We have filled the environment with so much plastic, its residue is found in rainwater and snow falling on the tallest mountains and contained in much of the food we eat. No one knows what the effect of drinking and eating micro-plastic are because this has never happened before in the 4.5-billion year […]

August 16th

The hidden costs of a plastic planet

Amanda Kistler, Director of Communications and Development at the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), has shared a new report with CleanTechnica. The full report, Plastic & Climate The Hidden Costs of a Plastic Planet, was released on May 15, 2019. Below is a summary and several highlights from the report, and here is the full executive summary. By […]

Breakthrough! Fully recyclable plastics?

Plastics are both a boon and a bane to all humanity. One the one hand, they are strong, light, and flexible. On the other hand, they take centuries to break down, which has created an environmental catastrophe of unimaginable proportions. Some would argue that plastics have played an important role in  powering the robust world […]

May 13th

London launches world’s first 24-hour ultra-low emission traffic zone

On Monday, London Mayor Sadiq Khan unveiled the world’s first 24-hour ultra-low emission zone boasting the world’s toughest vehicle emissions standards in an effort to help reduce toxic air pollution and protect public health. By Joshua S Hill Cleantechnica (ULEZ) has been in the cards for a while now, ever since Mayor Sadiq Khan announced his […]

April 11th