A new study in the journal Nature investigated what triggers the nearly 3.5 million annual deaths worldwide stemming from airborne particulate matter. It attributed more than 750,000 of them to goods being made in one part of the world and consumed in another. The grim statistics center on Asia, home of cheap exports [...]
Thu, Mar 30, 2017 9:26:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
This story was originally published by Mother Jones and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. On Tuesday, President Donald Trump visited the Environmental Protection Agency, where he signed an executive order dismantling key Obama-era policies aimed at fighting climate change. On Thursday morning, the EPA sent out a [...]
Thu, Mar 30, 2017 7:47:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
There’s no doubt that chlorpyrifos is toxic — it poisons humans the same way it poisons bugs. The question before the EPA was this: Could be used with precautions, or is it so hazardous that it should be banned completely? Guidelines for the pesticide already require workers to wear gloves, wash their clothing, [...]
Thu, Mar 30, 2017 7:38:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Is this the butterfly equivalent of holding hands? [...]
Thu, Mar 30, 2017 7:00:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Global warming is still inconvenient and it’s still coming to drown us all! Unless we’re able to successfully resist the whims of a certain Tropical Tan–obsessed climate denier, that is. This is the premise of Al Gore’s latest project, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, which is — as you guessed — [...]
Thu, Mar 30, 2017 6:14:00 PM, Continue reading at the source