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Pour le climat, seriez-vous prêt à sacrifier vos voyages en avion?


Seriez-vous prêt à faire une croix sur votre prochain #voyage à Paris ? En matière de gaz à effet de serre ( #GES ), chaque vol transatlantique crache par passager l’équivalent de 60 % des émissions produites par l’usage annuel d’une voiture.

#Pollution #Voyage #Environnement #Avion #Climat #Écologie
 
Plastics pollution "...brings us up against the same obstacles: unregulatable business, the globalised world, and our own unsustainable way of life."

And slowly we learn and try to get it a little bit less wrong.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/nov/13/the-plastic-backlash-whats-behind-our-sudden-rage-and-will-it-make-a-difference

#sustainablefutures #plastics #science #preferablefutures #pollution #oceans #ecosystems #history #recycling #bigoil #bigindustry
 

Irreparable Harm




The Tlingit people have called the vibrant coastline of Southeast Alaska home for over 10,000 years, and continue to practice a way of life intimately tied to the ocean and the largest remaining temperate rainforest on earth. Now contamination from industrial mining is threatening the safety of the wild food sources that make Alaska so unique. Xootsnoowú (Fortress of the Bears in Tlingit) is protected as Admiralty Island National Monument, and home to the Alaska Native village of Angoon. Greens Creek Mine, one of the largest silver producers in the world, is located thirty miles north of the village, and as the sole mine in the nation operating within a national monument, is required to comply with the law that no irreparable harm can befall the monument and its values.

Conservationists and Alaska Native communities have conducted independent research to assess whether Green’s Creek is contaminating the local ecosystem. Alar... show more
 
It's time for #diwali, #fireworks, and smoke #pollution. But how does that make a prettier #sunset?
 
Est-il vrai que les véhicules électriques polluent plus que les véhicules thermiques ? // #auto #pollution
 
Today is the first major #election cycle I’ve experienced after #deleteFacebook and my growing efforts to abandon #Google (including #YouTube), and I found it quite remarkable. Previously, I thought my disinterest in television eliminated the #noise #pollution, but #dark #money merely went into more insidious ways to influence #content we received on trusted platforms. When we thought we were most #autonomous, we were actually the most played.

This was the #political equivalent of eliminating the illusion of the #self in #meditation. And it was just as satisfying.
 
#battery #science #physics #airline #plane #pollution #electricity #MIT
 
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What if airline-manufactures have to test weight distribution in new passenger planes in order to get safety approval, and someone slipped that image under the file with chemtrails?

If all those sci-fi patents of supposed equipment and nozzles are part of military-style psychological warfare to derail the nosy web-surfers away from the ongoing real-time agenda against the insurgents?

And what if global pollution really reached staggering, insane levels where even the garbage evaporations form as temporary trails in sky; much in the way that emissions of wasted food rottening are soon to catch up industrial emission of USA and even China?

Q. KRESICA

#chemtrails #watertanks #safety #falsesnow #pollution #psychologicalwarfare #psyops
 
Une des plus grosses fuites de pétrole aux Etats-Unis se répand depuis quatorze ans // #pollution
 
A la chasse aux #microplastiques dans la Garonne // #CNRS #pollution
 
#Total est-il vraiment l’un des plus gros pollueurs de la planète ? // #pollution
 
I have been plalking (plucking while walking) off and on for years. Just remember the bag(s) and gloves. Then there is our monthly beach cleanup. #plogging #plalking #litter #garbage #environment #pollution #walking #jogging #beach #beachcleanup
#sweden #germany

https://m.dw.com/en/plogging-germans-take-to-the-new-eco-friendly-fitness-craze/a-44203123

https://www.treehugger.com/health/ask-me-about-plalking.html
 
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#pollution

La pollution plastique atteint une ampleur alarmante


Marques les plus polluantes en matière de #plastique, le classement:

À la tête du top 10 de ce classement, rendu public mi-octobre, se trouvent les groupes Coca-Cola, PepsiCo et Nestlé. Suivent la multinationale française Danone, les américaines Mondelez International et Mars Incorporated, la société italienne de confiseries Perfetti Van Melle, l’américaine Procter & Gamble, l’anglo-néerlandaise Uniliver et l’entreprise américaine Colgate-Palmolive.

https://www.courrierinternational.com/dessin/la-pollution-plastique-atteint-une-ampleur-alarmante?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter&Echobox=1540218465
 

How will the petrol and diesel ban work in the UK?


Poor air quality is the "biggest environmental risk to public health in the UK" - thought to be linked to about 40,000 premature deaths a year - the government says. While air pollution has been mostly falling, in many cities nitrogen oxides - which form part of the discharge from car exhausts - regularly breach safe levels. Diesel vehicles produce the overwhelming majority of nitrogen oxide gases coming from roadside sources.

The government is under pressure to bring forward this deadline and ban all sales of new petrol and diesel cars by 2032, after a report by a parliamentary committee described its plans as "vague and unambitious".

But with electric cars currently accounting for less than 1% of new sales, the switch will mean seismic changes and gives rise to a host of pressing questions.

A number of interesting questions raised at https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-40726868 (some with answers) but just like when internal combustion engin... show more
 
How will the petrol and diesel ban work in the UK?

Poor air quality is the "biggest environmental risk to public health in the UK" - thought to be linked to about 40,000 premature deaths a year - the government says. While air pollution has been mostly falling, in many cities nitrogen oxides - which form part of the discharge from car exhausts - regularly breach safe levels. Diesel vehicles produce the overwhelming majority of nitrogen oxide gases coming from roadside sources.

The government is under pressure to bring forward this deadline and ban all sales of new petrol and diesel cars by 2032, after a report by a parliamentary committee described its plans as "vague and unambitious".

But with electric cars currently accounting for less than 1% of new sales, the switch will mean seismic changes and gives rise to a host of pressing questions.

A number of interesting questions raised at https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-40726868 (some with answers) but just like when internal comb... show more
 

MicroPlastics in Table Salt


Asia has the highest levels of contamination. I wish this article said more about what the heck "Microplastics" actually are and do. One more thing to worry about. :-)

#Environment #Pollution #Food #Salt #Toxin #Health #Science #Salt
 
#lune #artificielle #pollution #éclairage #santé #Chine #QuandLaConnerieYest..
 

Air pollution linked to “huge” reduction in intelligence


Air pollution can have a “huge” negative effect on cognitive intelligence – especially amongst older men – according to a study released this past August.
Article word count: 714

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18219391
Posted by crunchiebones (karma: 311)
Post stats: Points: 242 - Comments: 110 - 2018-10-15T13:17:25Z

\#HackerNews #air #huge #intelligence #... show more
 
10 octobre 2018
La gratuité des transports en commun urbains et péri-urbains, c’est non seulement possible mais nécessaire en Île de France comme ailleurs
Par Paul ARIES


_Le jour même où parait dans la presse nationale un appel pour une civilisation de la gratuité inspiré de l’ouvrage de Paul Ariès Gratuité vs capitalisme, la droite parisienne et les technocrates s’insurgent contre toute idée de gratuité.

Que Valérie Pécresse prenne position contre la gratuité des transports en commun dans la région Île de France n’est une surprise pour personne. Que le Syndicat des transports en Île de France publie, également, un rapport commandité par Valérie Pécresse contre la gratuité est dans l’ordre des choses. Ce comité, mené par Jacques Rapoport, ex-patron de SNCF Réseau et ancien dirigeant de La Poste, considère que « la gratuité... show more
 

Chlordécone, le poison des Antilles (podcast)


Chlordécone, le poison des Antilles

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Chlordécone. Le nom d'un un insecticide utilisé jusqu’en 1993 aux Antilles. Encore 25 ans après, ce nom résonne comme une menace sanitaire d’ampleur. Une étude de Santé publique France indique que 95% des Guadeloupéens, 92% des Martiniquais sont contaminés.
\#environnement #pollution #agriculture #écologie #santé #France #Antilles #podcast #FranceInter
 

Chlordécone, un scandale sanitaire


Chlordécone, un scandale sanitaire


Editorial du « Monde ». Emmanuel Macron a reconnu, jeudi, la responsabilité de l’Etat dans la pollution au chlordécone tout en fermant la porte à une indemnisation de toute la population antillaise.
\#environnement #pollution #écologie #santé #France #Antilles
 
#Rural #communities are often those hit hardest by the presence of large #factoryfarms. The #air, #water, and #soil are all #polluted by #untreated #factoryfarm #waste, which often gets sprayed onto #fields and drifts into communities surrounding the #farms.

Importantly, these practices disproportionately impact communities of color. People living in these areas also have greater risk of #highbloodpressure, #anxiety, and respiratory illness.

to learn more about the unfortunate reality that many rural communities of color face every day.

So, when you think about your next #meal, remember that leaving #animals off your plate helps fight both #animalcruelty and environmental #racism.
#vegan #environment #pollution
 
- #Reducing #Air #Pollution in #Smart and #Sustainable #Future #Cities


Reducing air pollution is paramount for building the sustainable cities of the future. These five cities are using technology to reduce the harmful effects of polluted air.
https://interestingengineering.com/reducing-air-pollution-in-smart-and-sustainable-future-cities
 
#environnement #municipalités #égouts #eau #potable #récupération #filtration #pollution #Québec

Bienvenue en 2018.... 93 municipalités québécoises toujours sans un réseau d'égout... show more
 

Air #pollution rots our brains. Is that why we don’t do anything about it?

 
#USA #SanFrancisco #radioactivity #pollution

In 2002, a 75-acre swathe of land was deemed free of radioactive contamination following a multimillion-dollar cleanup effort and inspections from the Environmental Protection Agency. A decade later, former employees of Tetra Tech, the contractor hired by the Navy to clean up the site, admitted to falsifying soil tests in other areas of the shipyard

Why am I not surprised?

http://uk.businessinsider.com/radioactive-object-found-in-8-billion-san-francisco-neighborhood-2018-9
 
#USA #SanFrancisco #radioactivity #pollution

_In 2002, a 75-acre swathe of land was deemed free of radioactive contamination following a multimillion-dollar cleanup effort and inspections from the Environmental Protection Agency. A decade later, former employees of Tetra Tech, the contractor hired by the Navy to clean up the site, admitted to falsifying soil tests in other areas of the shipyard. _

Why am I not surprised?

http://uk.businessinsider.com/radioactive-object-found-in-8-billion-san-francisco-neighborhood-2018-9
 

Air pollution possibly linked to dementia, London study suggests


A study shows a link between the condition and exposure to nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and toxic air particles.

Patients living within the M25 in areas with the highest NO2 levels were 40% more likely to develop dementia than those in areas with lowest levels, researchers said.

Alzheimer's Research UK said the results should be treated with caution (a trend is shown but is not necessarily the cause).

The study, published in journal BMJ Open, used anonymous patient health records from the Clinical Practice Research Datalink to collect data from 75 general practices within the M25.

The researchers, from the University of London, Imperial College and King's College London, said further work was "urgently" needed to confirm its findings.

Their work focused on 131,000 patients, aged between 50 and 79 in 2004, who had not been diagnosed with dementia. The health of each patient was tracked for an average of seven years until they were diagnosed, died or left their GP practice.

... show more
 

This is The Story of Plastic




Plastic pollutes at every step of the way but much of the consequences are hidden from view.

We're pulling back the curtain to reveal the frontline communities being poisoned by plastic.

This is The Story of Plastic.

The Story of Stuff Project


#plastic #pollution #garbage #TheStoryOfStuffProject
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Red tide is killing more than just fish. Manatees, dolphins and birds are dying, too
https://www.bradenton.com/news/local/article217189115.html

#nature #environment #animals #wildlife #redtide #garbage #pollution #BradentonHerald
 
What is " #Geoengineering"?
Geoengineering is, basically, trying to reverse the effects of one kind of #pollution with another kind. It is about reversing the heat-trapping
" #greenhouse-effect" of #carbon pollution by releasing heat-reflecting particles into the #atmosphere or #stratosphere.
Some problems with it are that:
1. It lets the #polluters off the hook by giving them a technological solution to the problems they have caused with their polluting techno... show more
 
- #Report #Links #Air #Pollution to More than 400,000 #Deaths #Annually in #Europe


A new report from the European Court of Auditors reveals air pollution is now the ‘biggest environmental risk’ in Europe.
https://interestingengineering.com/report-links-air-pollution-to-more-than-400000-deaths-annually-in-europe
 
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