Recycling isn’t enough – plastic pollution crisis is getting worse
We could be spewing as much as 90 million tonnes of waste into the world’s waters by 2030.
Plastics bans, environmental monitoring get short shrift
Retailers banned reusable packaging as use of plastic containers went up, and some cities cut or cancel recycling programs.
World carbon pollution falls 17% during pandemic peak: study
…But with life and heat-trapping gas levels inching back toward normal, the break will likely be “a drop in the ocean.”
Clean-tech innovator BIOREM tallies new orders worth $5.7M
High-efficiency air emissions control systems lined up for projects in China and Chicago.
New York will be first US city to charge congestion toll
London, Singapore and Stockholm have all implemented similar systems.
Pressure mounts on Ottawa to review NS mill’s effluent pipeline
Proposal to pump millions of litres of treated pulp mill waste into the Northumberland Strait has met with strong backlash.
Federal carbon tax rebates will exceed the cost for most people affected [UPDATED]
Government will return 90% of all the money it collects from a carbon price directly to the Canadians who pay it.
Baloney Meter: Coal curbing benefits claim mostly accurate
Pros cited are 260 avoided premature deaths” and 190,000 fewer days of breathing difficulty and reduced activity.
Minnesota’s $5B case over 3M chemicals heads to trial
Wide-reaching implications if the state succeeds, in part because 3M and other companies legally dumped the chemicals for years.
More than 500 scientists demand improved pollution laws in Canada
Want changes to CEPA that put the onus on companies to show their products are safe before they’re put on the market.
Pollution more deadly than smoking, AIDS and war: report
Air, soil and water pollution and exposure to toxic chemicals killed three times more people.
$50M settlement approved for DuPont mercury contamination
Court documents say it’s the largest natural resources damages settlement in Virginia history.
Liberals look to meet increased youth green jobs promise
The jobs are being defined as those that help reduce energy consumption, limit GHGs and minimize pollution.
Beijing to spend $2.7B on cleaning capital’s air
Some funding will be used to close or upgrade more than 2,000 polluting factories.
Closing Ontario’s coal-fired power did little to reduce pollution
As the federal government moves to phase out coal by 2030, the Fraser Institute it to heed the province’s example.