EU rules out tax on plastic products to reduce waste Climate change in the Caribbean – learning lessons from Irma and Maria Time to shine: Solar power is fastest-growing source of new energy Coca-Cola Produced More Than 110 Billion Plastic Bottles Last Year Natural health service: wildlife volunteers get mental health boost Bags for life carry food poisoning risk if used for raw meat or fish We are all at risk from poisonous mercury. It’s time to take action Climate change made Lucifer heatwave far more likely, scientists find Climate experts criticize Scotland’s greenhouse emissions cuts strategy Assumed safety of pesticide use is false, says top government scientist
Category archives for: No Toxic

Coca-Cola Produced More Than 110 Billion Plastic Bottles Last Year

Every second, more than 20,000 drinks in plastic bottles are purchased around the globe. That adds up to more than 1 million bottles a minute and nearly 500 billion bottles per year. It may come as no surprise then that the largest beverage manufacturer, Coca-Cola, reportedly manufactured more than 110 billion plastic bottles in 2016. The environmental activist group Greenpeace claims […]

Assumed safety of pesticide use is false, says top government scientist

Damning assessment by one of the UK’s chief scientific advisers says global regulations have ignored the impacts of ‘dosing whole landscapes’ and must change. The assumption by regulators around the world that it is safe to use pesticides at industrial scales across landscapes is false, according to a chief scientific adviser to the UK government. […]

Declines in Marine, Large Animals Disrupt Earth’s Nutrient Cycle

A new study reveals that in the past large land animals, whales, seabirds and fish played a vital role in recycling nutrients from the ocean depths, spreading them far and wide across the globe and taking them deep inland. However, the paper says massive declines in their populations coupled with the extinction of most of […]

Can We Turn Air Pollution Into Printer Ink?

Particle pollution floating through the air is responsible for millions of deaths annually — what if we could find a way to capture and repurpose those particles into something productive? China’s Smoggy Days Vs. Clear Ones: Photos Anirudh Sharma is doing just that. The MIT graduate has devised Kaala-printer, a machine capable of turning carbon-rich […]

Dangerous Level of Pesticides in Vegetables, Prawn and Dry Fish

Bangladesh Agriculture Research Institute (BARI) has found alarmingly high content of pesticides in vegetables, pawn and dry-fish with pesticides. Among these, the grade of dry fish is the worst. BARI has published this report from a result of testing 454 samples from markets of 12 districts between 2011 and 2014. It says that, if proper steps are not […]

EPA fines DuPont $1.8 million for harmful pesticide

EPA announced that it will fine DuPont $1.8 million for its failure to report on the adverse effects of its pesticide product called Imprelis (Sept 15, 2014). According to EPA’s news release, “EPA’s ability to protect the public from dangerous pesticides depends on companies complying with the legal obligation to disclose information on the harmful […]

The toxic legacy of Exxon Valdez

The day it happened, biologist Jim Bodkin was watching sea otters off the coast of Big Sur, Calif. In Seward, Alaska, orca researcher Craig Matkin tinkered beneath the bow of his 42-foot purse seiner, Lucky Star. One hundred forty nautical miles to the east, Capt. Dave Janka stood in the kitchen of his family’s remote […]

A Monstrous Mess: toxic water pollution in China

Further research indicated that this plume was coming out of a discharge pipe from the Wubao Dyeing Industrial zone and more specifically, the Haitian Environmental Engineering Co. Ltd wastewater treatment plant which serves 19 of Shishi’s textile dyeing facilities. Following this discovery, Greenpeace activists collected and tested discharge water coming from two of the facilities at […]

No safe level of childhood lead exposure

Exposure to lead causes significant and widespread injury to human health. Of all toxic environmental pollutants, harms from lead exposure are probably better understood and better documented than are the affects of any other toxic environmental pollutant.  Children are especially sensitive to lead and the World Health Organization (WHO) has determined that there is no […]

What are Persistant Organic Pollutants (POPs)

What are the POPs The Stockholm Convention on persistant organic pollutants identifies 12 substances as persistant organic pollutants or POPs, they are: Aldrin, Chlordane, DDT, Dieldrin, Dioxins, Furans, Endrin, Heptachlor, Hexachlorobenzene, Mirex, Toxaphane and Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs). POPs are chemical substances having the properties: Produced and mobilized into the environment as a result of human activity, i.e. […]

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