Tag: pollution

Coke and Pepsi Among Ten Companies Sued For Plastic Pollution “Nuisance”

By John Vibes The environmental non-profit Earth Island Institute has filed a lawsuit against the companies who are responsible for a very large portion of the world’s plastic waste. These companies are Coca Cola, Pepsi, Nestle, Clorox, Crystal Geyser, Mars, Danone, Mondelez International, Colgate-Palmolive, and…

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High Levels of PFAS Affect Immune, Liver Functions in Cape Fear River Striped Bass

Researchers from North Carolina State University have found elevated levels of 11 per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) chemicals in the blood of Cape Fear River striped bass. Two of those compounds – perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and Nafion byproduct 2 – are associated with altered immune and…

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Fireflies Face Extinction Threats From Habitat Loss, Pollution and Pesticides

Habitat loss, pesticide use and, surprisingly, artificial light are the three most serious threats endangering fireflies across the globe, raising the spectre of extinction for certain species and related impacts on biodiversity and ecotourism, according to a Tufts University-led team of biologists associated with the…

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Seattle Company Used Secret Drain to Dump Toxic Waste Directly Into Sewer System

By Emma Fiala According to a 36-count grand jury indictment, a Seattle company used a hidden drain to dump a highly-corrosive chemical solution directly into the sewer system. The King County sewer system eventually reaches the Duwamish Waterway and the Puget Sound. After “a sensitive sewer…

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This $10 Biodegradable Cooler Is Reusable And Could Spell The End For Styrofoam Coolers

By Mayukh Saha Extruded polystyrene, or Styrofoam as we know it, is among the top polluters after plastic. This non-biodegradable, inflammable material is mostly used as packing material, but the consequences are quite drastic. Since it retains the temperature of the product, Styrofoam is also…

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