Previous Pollution News 2017

Cold War-era military site continues to pollute fish and Yupik people 12-4-17

Despite decades of cleanup, a former Cold War-era military station on St. Lawrence Island continues to pollute fish, and researchers say the indigenous Yupik people near the site are likely being harmed as well. Read more at Environmental Health News


Hog waste-to-gas: Renewable energy or more hot air and pollution? 11-16-17

Biogas could clean up manure and mitigate methane; but economics and inconsistent regulations remain hurdles

On a school night in early spring, a rowdy collection of environmental activists, local residents, and Duke University faculty and students packed a public forum, railing against the school’s plan to build a new $55-million gas plant on campus. Read more at Environmental Health News


Coca-Cola increased its production of plastic bottles by a billion last year, says Greenpeace 10-2-17

Increase puts Coke’s production at more than 110bn single-use plastic bottles a year, according to analysis by the green group

Coca-Cola increased its production of throwaway plastic bottles last year by well over a billion, according to analysis by Greenpeace. Read more at The Guardian


Air Pollution Denial Is the New Climate Denial 03-20-17

The latest right-wing lie is even crazier than the supposed global warming “hoax.” But it’s gaining influence in the Trump administration. Read more at New Republic


Making America Polluted Again 03-08-17

In 1971, the EPA launched Documerica, a project to capture images of environmental problems, EPA activities and everyday life in America. Read more at Earth Justice


Dell is turning pollution into products 02-22-17

Dell Technologies is trying to glean something useful from the eight million U.S. tons of plastic that ends up in the world’s oceans every year. Read more at IT Business


Say Goodbye to Coal-Free Streams 02-17-17

President Trump has officially killed the Office of Surface Protection’s Stream Mining Rule, as he signed legislation undoing the Obama era protection Thursday. Read more on EcoWatch


The Top-22 Air Polluters Revealed 01-02-17

A small number of industrial facilities emit an enormous share of toxics and greenhouse gases. Read more on Scientific American