Category: pollution

Exxon might contribute to its $100 billion Houston carbon capture plan

Welcome to The Green Economy. Exxon is pushing for a carbon capture scheme without even a rough estimate as to how much they might be ‘willing’ to contribute….

Dear COP26: The children of Madagascar are on the brink of famine caused by climate change

Politicians love invoking ‘plausible denial.’ They are too busy, wheeling and dealing and kissing babies to know what is happening ‘in the world.’ Share this item with your…

Marshall Islands: US refusing to deal with their 3.1 million cubic ft of radioactive waste

Between 1946 and 1958, the USA detonated 67 nuclear bombs on, in and above the Marshall Islands — vaporizing entire islands, carving craters into its shallow lagoons and exiling…

The lifespan of specialised computer chips used for mining Bitcoin is 1.29 years

A single shitcoin transaction generates the same amount of electronic waste as throwing two iPhones in the garbage. Photo: In 2020 the bitcoin network processed 112.5m transactions. Photograph: Rafael…

Report: Dangerous levels of ‘forever chemicals’ found at six Great Lakes area military sites

Six military bases in the Great Lakes region, including Michigan’s Selfridge Air National Guard Base, which sits on the coast of Lake St. Clair, have “dangerously” high levels…

Taking your kids on private jets can show them the real benefits of hard work

No Photo Credit ‘It is of course essential that you take the time to cultivate an awareness that, well, most people don’t fly private. And never will.’ XO…

Photo Essay: Sri Lanka braces for ‘almost inevitable’ catastrophic oil spill

Photo: Smoke billows from the Singapore-registered container ship MV X-Press Pearl. [Ishara S Kodikara/AFP] Authorities prepare for possible oil slick from the burned-out cargo ship sinking off Colombo’s…

Private Jets: “Super-rich super-polluters’

Taxes of €325m a year should be used to fund zero-carbon aviation technology, report suggests 26 May 2021 | Damian Carrington | The Guardian Climate-heating emissions from private…

Peabody wants to buy Col Faulkner’s home in Wollar, Australia. He isn’t selling

Col Faulkner, 68, owns the only house in Wollar that hasn’t been bought up by US-based miner Peabody 01 May 2021 | Graham Readfearn Photography: Isabella Moore | The Guardian…

Report: Where does the plastic in our oceans come from?

01 May 2021 | Hannah Ritchie | Our World in Data (original link) Summary 80% of the world’s ocean plastics enter the ocean via rivers and coastlines. The…

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