Clearer water, cleaner air: the environmental effects of coronavirus (video) —

  From crystal clear waters in the canals of Venice to dramatic falls in pollution levels in major cities, the coronavirus pandemic has had a number of positive effects on the environment as millions across the world are placed under lockdown. Video: France 24 via Clearer water, cleaner air: the environmental effects of coronavirus (video) —

Why Straws Suck in More Ways Than One

This NBC article focused just on how much straws suck. They are killing the oceans because they are single-use non-recyclable plastic. The author goes to point out how some counties have even placed a ban on plastic straws all together. It really pushes the idea of the threes less rule: less consumption, less waste, less […]Continue reading “Why Straws Suck in More Ways Than One”

‘Pharmacist’s Nightmare’ in New York Waterways — Deceleration

‘Suspect screening’ confirms range of pharmaceuticals, including anticonvulsants, antihistamines, and muscle relaxants. A new way to test for a wide range of micropollutants in waterways has already turned up a nightmarish cocktail of contaminants. “Water quality monitoring is conventionally done by narrowly investigating one or a few contaminants at a time. We aimed to developContinue reading “‘Pharmacist’s Nightmare’ in New York Waterways — Deceleration”

Why is the Thames River a Brown Colour?

Originally posted on seagirll:
The River Thames is changing its reputation from that ‘dirty old river’ Far too often when I write about environmental issues where it seems we are highlighting new causes for concern and the negative impact that we are having on our planet. Whilst I feel obliged to share the stories that…

High Rates of Lead Poisoning / Asthma can be Life-Threatening in many Communities Worldwide

High Rates of Lead Poisoning / Asthma a deadly consequence of residing near industrialized neighborhoods.  Pollution resulting from our Built Environment have resulted in  extensive health disparities worldwide: About 25% of the USA’a housing —some 24 million homes— contains significant lead-based paint hazards, i.e. deteriorating lead paint or lead contaminated dust. (HUD, 2009). The majorityContinue reading “High Rates of Lead Poisoning / Asthma can be Life-Threatening in many Communities Worldwide”

A “dead zone” the size of Texas will threaten the livelihoods of 120 million people due to Pollution

THE LIVELIHOODS OF MILLIONS THREATENED BY POLLUTION We are dumping too much sewage into the oceans. The public health and environmental implications of sewage overflows are tremendous. Sewage pollutes our waters with pathogens, excess nutrients, heavy metals, and other toxins. It kills aquatic life and creates algal blooms that can suffocate fisheries. Even worse, sewage carriesContinue reading “A “dead zone” the size of Texas will threaten the livelihoods of 120 million people due to Pollution”