Ocean emergency needs more attention says UN read

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jun/27/un-head-antonio-guterres-declares-ocean-emergency-as-global-leaders-gather-in-lisbon UN head declares ‘ocean emergency’ as global leaders gather in Lisbon António Guterres says the world must turn the tide of rising sea levels, ocean heating, acidification and plastics pollution Ocean Rebellion activists in Lisbon as UN declares ocean emergency. Photograph: Carlos Costa/AFP/Getty Images Seascape: the state of our oceans is supported by About this … Continue reading Ocean emergency needs more attention says UN read

U.S. government issues new warnings on forever chemicals in water

http://www.breezyscroll.com/world/u-s-issues-new-warnings-on-forever-chemicals-in-drinking-water/ U.S. issues new warnings on ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water  KS Arpita June 16, 2022 2 min read The US Environmental Protection Agency released new warnings on forever chemicals. Read to know what they are and how they harm despite being at undetectably low levels. What are forever chemicals? On Wednesday, the US Environmental … Continue reading U.S. government issues new warnings on forever chemicals in water

Why did Yellowstone flood? Torrential rain on packed snow

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/article/yellowstone-flooding-why-is-it-happening-now? The Lower Falls from over Yellowstone River in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, in winter. A severe rain-on-snow event caused flooding that washed out roads and bridges around the park. Yellowstone flooding: Why is it happening now? Rain falling on snow caused this week’s floods, events that will become more likely as temperatures warm. BY … Continue reading Why did Yellowstone flood? Torrential rain on packed snow

Appeals courts says EPA didn’t consider harm caused by Roundup

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/jun/17/glyphosate-roundup-weed-killer-bayer US must re-examine risks of glyphosate, key Roundup weedkiller ingredient Appeals says EPA did not adequately consider whether glyphosate causes cancer and threatens endangered species Containers of Roundup on a store shelf in San Francisco. The litigation began after the EPA reauthorized the use of glyphosate in January 2020. Photograph: Haven Daley/AP Reuters Fri 17 … Continue reading Appeals courts says EPA didn’t consider harm caused by Roundup

Finally a great use for invasive species lion fish

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jun/12/fish-leather-lionfish-sustainable-invasive-species Fish leather is here, it’s sustainable – and it’s made from invasive species to boot An avid diver saw how lionfish have devastated populations of Florida’s native tropical fish and resolved to help solve the problem Lionfish leather. Inversa says it is helping to solve an environmental crisis by using an invasive species that … Continue reading Finally a great use for invasive species lion fish

Unchecked industrial water use threatens Louisiana capital’s drinking water – and the state can’t stop it

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jun/08/louisiana-saltwater-intrusion-water-exxon-georgia-pacific Industrial water use threatens Louisiana capital’s drinking water The Exxon refinery in Baton Rouge. ‘People ought to come first, not Exxon and Georgia-Pacific,’ said Russel L Honoré. Photograph: Kathleen Flynn/Reuters Unchecked water use by companies like Exxon risks saltwater intrusion and undrinkable tap water Sara Sneath, Wed 8 Jun 2022 08.00 EDT Flowers seem to … Continue reading Unchecked industrial water use threatens Louisiana capital’s drinking water – and the state can’t stop it

India has an exotic pet problem that’s not remotely funny

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jun/07/kangaroos-in-the-street-and-a-suitcase-of-iguanas-india-exotic-pet-problem-aoe Kangaroos in the street and a suitcase of iguanas: India’s exotic pet problem Abandoned marsupials and other trafficked species reveal the country’s growing illegal trade, driven by a desire for exclusive and costly status symbols Forest officials in West Bengal rescued three kangaroos, allegedly being smuggled to Nepal. One later died. Photograph: Courtesy Belakoba Forest … Continue reading India has an exotic pet problem that’s not remotely funny

Utah faces an “environmental nuclear bomb” from a dried-up Great Salt Lake

I've added the bolding. http://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/07/climate/salt-lake-city-climate-disaster.html As the Great Salt Lake Dries Up, Utah Faces An ‘Environmental Nuclear Bomb’ Climate change and rapid population growth are shrinking the lake, creating a bowl of toxic dust that could poison the air around Salt Lake City. Exposed lake bed in the northern part of the Great Salt Lake … Continue reading Utah faces an “environmental nuclear bomb” from a dried-up Great Salt Lake

Tire disintegration an increasing portion of particle pollution due to larger size of vehicles

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jun/03/car-tyres-produce-more-particle-pollution-than-exhausts-tests-show? Car tyres produce vastly more particle pollution than exhausts, tests show Toxic particles from tyre wear almost 2,000 times worse than from exhausts as weight of cars increases Emissions from tailpipes in developed countries are much lower in new cars, with those in Europe far below the legal limit. Photograph: Jacob King/PA Damian Carrington Environment editor … Continue reading Tire disintegration an increasing portion of particle pollution due to larger size of vehicles

Los Angeles’ battle on climate issues foretells future for other cities

Los Angeles’ climate future hangs in the balance as city votes for new mayor Smog envelops Los Angeles as environmental challenges for the city become more extreme. Photograph: Gabrielle Canon/The Guardian While voters have cited environment as a top priority, the issue has become secondary to the homelessness crisis and crime Gabrielle Canon @GabrielleCanonThu 2 Jun … Continue reading Los Angeles’ battle on climate issues foretells future for other cities

What’s almost as precious as water and air? SAND

The final paragraph of this article should be far more emphasized. Why is the demand for sand so great? It's used for making concrete. And what's bad about that? The making and curing of concrete is responsible for 8% of global emissions caused by humans. Here's the most important paragraph in the first article listed … Continue reading What’s almost as precious as water and air? SAND

Microplastics in sewage poisoning land

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/may/26/microplastics-sewage-poison-land-britain-waterways-chemicals Microplastics in sewage: a toxic combination that is poisoning our land George Monbiot, Thu 26 May 2022 01.00 EDT Policy failure and lack of enforcement have left Britain’s waterways and farmland vulnerable to ‘forever chemicals’ A digital composite image of plastics found in rivers across the UK. Photograph: Alex Hyde/Greenpeace/PA We have recently woken up … Continue reading Microplastics in sewage poisoning land