Environment

Activists take water regulator to court over sewage in English and Welsh rivers | Rivers

[ad_1] The England and Wales water regulator, Ofwat, has unlawfully failed to stop water companies discharging raw sewage into rivers, campaigners say in a legal case. The environmental campaign group Wild Justice is seeking a judicial review of Ofwat’s failure to monitor and take enforcement action against water firms that discharge raw sewage into waterways. …

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Single-use plastic items to be banned from national parks, public lands

Single-use plastic items to be banned from national parks, public lands

[ad_1] Tourists and residents flocking to some of San Francisco’s most iconic landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge and Lands End soon won’t have access to disposable plastic items, such as water bottles, straws or shopping bags. The Biden administration announced Wednesday that the federal government will phase out the sale and distribution of single-use …

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Warned of ‘massive’ climate-led extinction, a US energy firm funded crisis denial ads | Environment

[ad_1] In 1980, a report circulated to a division of one of the biggest coal-burning utilities in the US warned that “fossil fuel combustion” was rapidly warming the atmosphere and could cause a “massive extinction of plant and animal species” along with a “5 to 6-meter rise in sea level” across the world. Several years …

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Environmentalists claim Line 5 shutdown wouldn't affect gas prices much

Environmentalists claim Line 5 shutdown wouldn’t affect gas prices much

[ad_1] Environmentalists fiercely opposed to Enbridge’s Line 5 said Wednesday the Canadian oil giant is lying about the prospect of gas prices climbing if the pipeline is shut down in a bid to gain the public’s favor. During a virtual news conference, they cited court documents in a case involving an Indian tribe in which …

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West Coast kelp is in hot water, but scientific insights may help save our underwater rainforests - BC News

West Coast kelp is in hot water, but scientific insights may help save our underwater rainforests – BC News

[ad_1] Rochelle Baker, Local Journalism Initiative – Jun 8, 2022 / 8:15 pm | Story: 371375 Photo: Brooke Hatfield/Canada’s National Observer Researcher Sam Starko examined how the marine heat wave, The Blob, impacted kelp populations in Barkley Sound on the B.C. coast. B.C.’s critical kelp forests withered as climate change has triggered marine heat waves …

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Climate change will force some UK communities to move, official says

Climate change will force some UK communities to move, official says

[ad_1] Houses on the east coast of England, photographed in 2020. On Tuesday, the chief executive of the U.K.’s Environment Agency said climate change meant some coastal communities would have to move. Owen Humphreys | PA Images | Getty Images The chief executive of the U.K.’s Environment Agency has issued a stark warning to coastal …

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'Green' aluminum plant in Pacific Northwest struggles to reopen

‘Green’ aluminum plant in Pacific Northwest struggles to reopen

[ad_1] Placeholder while article actions load FERNDALE, Wash. — Ryan Chapman was on pace to make $148,000 as a roving maintenance worker when he learned two years ago that Alcoa was shutting down the aluminum plant. Soon he was collecting unemployment and pursuing a bachelor’s degree in his late 30s, with two young sons and …

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The dead shellfish littering our beaches tell you a lot about safety and secrecy in Britain | George Monbiot

[ad_1] With every passing week, it looks more like a cover-up. The repeated mass strandings of crabs and lobsters on the coast of north-east England, and the ever less plausible explanations provided by the government, are the outward signs of an undersea disaster and a grim new politics. Last October, beaches around the Tees estuary …

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Tree Rings Are Evidence of the Megadrought—and Our Doom

Tree Rings Are Evidence of the Megadrought—and Our Doom

[ad_1] I love trees. I also love dendrochronology—literally, “the study of tree time.” This science, which uses data derived from tree growth rings, provides scientists with a wealth of information relating to the conditions under which trees grow. As a graduate student, I was interested in the now-famous method of dating archaeological sites through tree-ring …

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