Pruitt Is Gone. But These Five E.P.A. Policy Battles Are Still Ahead.

Pruitt Is Gone. But These Five E.P.A. Policy Battles Are Still Ahead.

Scott Pruitt is gone. But the large regulatory rollbacks he set in movement on the Environmental Protection Agency are nonetheless very a lot alive. The E.P.A.’s new performing administrator, Andrew Wheeler, will decide up the place Mr. Pruitt left off, working to reduce guidelines on energy plant emissions, automobile requirements and water air pollution. Environmentalists […]

Toxic History, Poisoned Water: The Story of Flint

Toxic History, Poisoned Water: The Story of Flint

“If you were going to put something in a population to keep people down for generations to come, it would be lead,” Hanna-Attisha writes. It is presumably probably the most studied neurotoxin. But Clark describes the way it was embraced by America anyway, as a “key to prosperity,” added to brass fixtures and paint — […]

Let the Stream Run Through It

Let the Stream Run Through It

BUTTE, Mont. — The first flecks of gold discovered right here in 1864 had been alongside a creek whose meanders, glowing within the solar, earned it the identify Silver Bow. The discovery become a full-blown gold rush and within the 1860s, swarms of miners tore on the tiny stream for its riches. Butte, although, was […]

Opinion

Opinion

Pediatricians are charged with retaining children wholesome. We take an oath to do this. Where had we been? Where had I been? Now I assumed I might make it as much as my sufferers. I assumed my research — chilly, arduous proof of elevated lead within the blood of Flint youngsters — would change issues. […]

The Chemical Industry Scores a Big Win at the E.P.A.

The Chemical Industry Scores a Big Win on the E.P.A.

“It is ridiculous,” stated Wendy Cleland-Hamnett, who retired final 12 months after practically 4 many years on the E.P.A., the place she ran the poisonous chemical unit throughout her final 12 months. “You can’t determine if there is an unreasonable risk without doing a comprehensive risk evaluation.” Senator Tom Udall, Democrat of New Mexico, and […]

Whale’s Death in Thailand Points to Global Scourge: Plastic in Oceans

Whale’s Death in Thailand Points to Global Scourge: Plastic in Oceans

A separate study that 12 months within the journal Science discovered that the six nations producing essentially the most “mismanaged plastic waste” in 2010 had been within the Asia-Pacific area. China topped the listing, adopted by Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and Thailand. The research additionally mentioned that an estimated eight million metric tons […]

E.U. Proposes Ban on Some Plastic Items to Reduce Marine Pollution

E.U. Proposes Ban on Some Plastic Items to Reduce Marine Pollution

Taken collectively, the measures would additionally contribute considerably to the achievement of the European Union’s local weather targets, avoiding about three.four million metric tons, or about three.7 million tons, of carbon dioxide emissions by 2030, based on the European Union. Forty-six billion bottles, 36 billion straws, 16 billion espresso cups and two billion plastic takeout […]

New York Today: The Scourge of Plastic Straws

New York Today: The Scourge of Plastic Straws

Good morning on this warming Wednesday. As you sip your iced espresso this morning, think about doing it and not using a straw. A invoice being launched within the City Council at this time would outlaw plastic straws at eateries throughout the boroughs. “It’s important for New Yorkers to understand that the plastic straw is […]

Bans on Plastic Straws Are Growing. But Is the Travel Industry Doing Enough?

Bans on Plastic Straws Are Growing. But Is the Travel Industry Doing Enough?

Many impartial resorts have had plastic bans in impact for years, however massive chains are solely just lately catching up. Anantara Hotels will take away straws from its properties by the top of 2018. So will Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, which, in April, introduced a ban on plastic straws from all 110 of their […]

Closing of Philippine Tourist Hub Stirs Fears of Military Takeover

Closing of Philippine Tourist Hub Stirs Fears of Military Takeover

MANILA — As the central Philippine island resort of Boracay prepares to bar vacationers for six months starting Thursday, residents concern the militarization of the favored vacationer scorching spot as President Rodrigo Duterte vows to scrub up what he calls an environmental “cesspool.” Mr. Duterte ordered the closing of Boracay early this month, saying that […]