New York hits dangerous air pollution from wildfire smoke live updates in Canada

New York hits dangerous air pollution from wildfire smoke live updates in Canada

Mesmerizing drone footage shows the New York skyline blanketed in orange haze Sign up for Independent Climate’s email for the latest advice on how to save the planet Receive our free climate email New York City was blanketed in a sci-fi orange glow Wednesday afternoon as thicker smoke billowed south from Canada’s devastating wildfires. The … Read more

This week’s air quality gives the United States a glimpse into global air pollution

This week's air quality gives the United States a glimpse into global air pollution

The dangerous haze that hung over parts of the Northeast and Midwest Wednesday morning was highly unusual for the United States. For many people around the world, that would be somewhat normal. Cities in Asia, Africa and Latin America have been so polluted for so long that air quality readings like those expected on Wednesday … Read more

Biden Administration Announces Clean Hydrogen Goal to Reduce Global Warming Pollution by 10% by 2050 | CNN Politics

Biden Administration Announces Clean Hydrogen Goal to Reduce Global Warming Pollution by 10% by 2050 |  CNN Politics

Lauren Petracca/Bloomberg/Getty Images Hydrogen tanks in a storage area at the Constellation Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station in Scriba, New York on May 9. Cnn The Biden administration on Monday announced a goal of producing 50 million tons of clean hydrogen fuel by 2050, a roadmap that, if successful, will reduce about 10 percent of … Read more

Opinion | Real solutions to reduce plastic pollution

Opinion |  Real solutions to reduce plastic pollution

To the editor: Re To Keep Plastic Out of Oceans, Start With Rivers, by Boyan Slat (Opinion guest essay, May 28): When your bathtub overflows, what’s the first thing you do? Find a broom or turn off the faucet? Unfortunately, Mr. Slats projects for collecting plastic in water are mops. Big, expensive, technical mops, but … Read more

Blue Awakening as Latin American and Caribbean states say no to plastic

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From the remote Galpagos Islands to the humid depths of the Amazon, governments are cutting back on plastic, citizens are cleaning up the beaches, and innovators are looking for alternative products as part of a regional-wide movement to reverse the trend in plastic pollution. Awareness of the need for action is growing in a region … Read more

Ten statistics on global plastic addiction and its consequences

Ten statistics on global plastic addiction and its consequences

This is the number of tons of plastic produced globally each year, according to ta Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). From 2000 to 2019 this figure more than doubled, a trend that shows no signs of slowing down. If no action is taken, global production will nearly triple by 2060, reaching 1.231 million … Read more

Manoj Misra, relentless crusader against pollution in the Yamuna River, dies at 68

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For many, Misra (68) was the patient point of contact for questions about water issues in general and specifically, those on the Yamuna and the stretch of the river that flows through Delhi. Misra was in Bhopal at the time of his disappearance. He leaves behind his wife and daughter. What Misra knew about the … Read more

The Saudi Green Initiative steps up its campaign against plastic pollution

The Saudi Green Initiative steps up its campaign against plastic pollution

RIYADH: As the world chokes on plastic pollution, the planet is ready for another Environment Day on June 5, focused on ending the disastrous effects of non-degradable waste. According to the United Nations Environment Programme, the world produces around 400 million tonnes of plastic each year and only 9% is recycled. What’s worse? Nearly 130,000 … Read more

3M said to be in at least $10 billion PFAS pollution deal (1)

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3M Co. has reached a tentative settlement of at least $10 billion on water pollution claims related to chemicals for life, according to people familiar with the proposed settlement, the largest PFAS settlement in the United States and one of the largest malpractice settlements mass ever. 3M, the no. 1 of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, … Read more