Feeling wheezy in New York City? Blame Wyoming, North Dakota and Virginia. In the United States, 41-53% of all premature deaths related to poor air quality can be attributed to pollution coming from another state, according to a study published in the journal Nature on Wednesday. In particular, New York suffered the largest percentage of those deaths… Continue reading Air pollution is killing New Yorkers — but it’s not coming from here
Air pollution in the US has had a long history as a factor in premature mortality. Early on, as America’s industrial revolution catapulted the country into the 20th Century, air pollution choked its streets and citizens. By October 1948, Donora, Pa., was enveloped in a lethal haze with nearly half of the town’s 14,000 residents… Continue reading Trouble Breathing? The Culprit Could Be From Out Of State
The Problem Green America recently launched Cool It, our campaign to address harmful emissions causing the climate crisis. The campaign focuses on hydrofluorocarbons, or “HFCs”, extremely potent greenhouse gases that are used as refrigerants in refrigerators and A/C Units. HFCs are leaking into the atmosphere from faulty equipment and irresponsible disposal, which is dangerous because of their… Continue reading Why Isn’t Walmart Addressing These Harmful Emissions?
Once an admirable goal for plastic packaging and single-use plastic products, recycling of late has been called “garbage” (New York Times Magazine), “greenwashing” (Greenbiz) and “The Great Recycling Con” (New York Times). In the latter article, authors Tala Schlossebers and Nayeema Raza call recycling “propaganda” because the industry “wants to trick us into thinking we… Continue reading Are plastic recycling programs rubbish?
SL Chamber and TriLakes 350 push back information meeting on plastic reduction law Business owners can face up to $500 in fines after March 1 if they’re still offering single-use plastic bags. The village Chamber of Commerce and environmental group TriLakes 350 were supposed to host an informational meeting next week on the state-wide ban,… Continue reading Plastic bags can cost businesses $500 in fines after March 1
COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live our normal life and work. Some changes have been notable and good, while some changes are difficult to practice. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a downfall in pollution in the air and water bodies. Let us take a look at the environmental impacts… Continue reading Coronavirus and the Environment: 7 Changes to Expect
Environmental issues are common in around the world and we cannot deny from this. World leader and policy maker are busy in making the world global market without seriously looking towards sustainable life on earth. Very few are worry about the environmental issues, although there should be a global level awareness on environmental issues. Before start… Continue reading How to Improve Environmental Health
I read somewhere recently that 2020 has given us the chance to fix everything that’s not right. While this might be less of consolation to people who have lost jobs, careers and loved ones, 2020 has definitely given us the opportunity to priorities and re purpose our lives. A nascent realization that stuck post Corona… Continue reading Why Minimalism is Good for Your Soul
In 1798, Thomas Malthus wrote a popular book called – “An essay of the principle of population” which said– “The power of population is so superior to the power in the earth to produce subsistence for man that premature death must in some shape or other visit the human race.” Looking at the world today, especially this… Continue reading Is Overpopulation an Environmental Hazard?
Onset of COVID-19 has destroyed the normal life style of humans, where animals remain unaffected. With no vaccination in sight, wearing hand gloves, face masks and using sanitizers is going to be new normal for all of us. But, a bigger issue at hand is, the single use mask and gloves, bottles of sanitizer is… Continue reading Corona Virus Plastic Waste Polluting the Environment