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Coca-Cola and Procter & Gamble guilty of ‘greenwashing’: Report

Coca-Cola, Procter & Gamble, and others are making deceptive claims about package recyclability, according to a new report. Several companies have offered “misleading and mendacious” claims regarding the sustainability and recyclability of their packaging, the Thursday report from the Changing Markets Foundation, a British nongovernmental organization focused on sustainability and environmentalism, said. Coca-Cola, Unilever, IKEA, …

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The Supreme Court’s EPA ruling just carpet-bombed the Constitution

The 1990 Clean Air Act is one of the most effective laws ever written to protect health and safety. It was enacted almost unanimously in both houses of Congress and signed by a Republican president. It was finely crafted to address all harmful forms of air pollution, including ones that were not fully understood at …

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Milan to turn off fountain spigots as drought bakes Italy

MILAN – The mayor of Milan signed an ordinance Saturday turning off the spigots of public decorative fountains and the city’s archbishop prayed for rain in a tour of churches as northern Italy endures one of its worst droughts in decades. The city ordinance follows the declaration Friday of a state of emergency in the …

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Southern California areas cut water use responding to ‘epic’ drought

Southern California areas told to cut water use by 35% finished June on track to stave off an outdoor watering ban. The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California supplies those communities in Ventura, Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties with Northern California water delivered by the State Water Project. After a record dry start to …

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Discarded broken fridges pile up at Wasteserv

Discarded broken fridges are piling up at Wasteserv facilities because important parts are being taken off them, making recycling difficult. Malta’s two authorized waste collection and recycling companies, GreenPak and WEEE Malta, said on Thursday that the current situation was due to a lack of checks by the authorities. The explained that more than half …

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The Race to Build Wind Farms That Float on the Open Sea

Durability is going to be key, though, if floating turbines are to survive in the squally waters currently earmarked for them. “These are incredibly hostile places,” says McDonald. “You are trying to engineer against the forces of God, almost.” Thanks to this, it likely won’t be possible to access floating turbines for maintenance works as …

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Air pollution increases risk of death by 20%: study

An Industrial Factory Emitting Smoke. — Pexel Multiethnic study sample includes 50,045 participants from Iran. WHO says 24% of deaths worldwide can be attributed to environment. Individuals who used biomass fuel like wood were 36% more likey to experience such a death. A recent study has found that air pollution contributes to cardiovascular-related mortality. Medical …

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Seattle Humane: Housing insecurity leading to more pet surrenders

Seattle Humane has seen what it’s calling a massive increase in requests for pet assistance. SEATTLE – Seattle Humane is seeing an increase in people looking to rehome their pets and the shelter wants people to know it’s not because people are returning to the office. “We really want to dispel that myth because quite …

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‘Talk with us, not for us’: fishing communities accuse UN of ignoring their voices | Environment

Small-scale fishermen and women from coastal nations in the frontline of the “ocean emergency” have accused world leaders and other decision-makers at the UN oceans conference of ignoring their voices in favor of corporate interests. More than half of the world’s fish caught for human consumption comes from small-scale fishing communities, yet their contribution to …

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