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Sunday, July 23, 2017

environmental news stories sunday

for those stories that are not "alternative facts" based.
a whopping 91% of plastic isn't recycled. billions of tons of plastic have been made over the past decades, and much of it is becoming trash and litter, finds the first analysis of the issue - national geographic news  

should a healthy environment be a human right? do we have a fundamental right to breathe clean air, drink clean water and eat safe food? the idea of environmental human rights is receiving growing attention worldwide, driven by our global ecological crisis. but the united states has lagged behind in codifying these rights into laws and in successfully furthering them - huntington herald dispatch

scaramucci once said it’s ‘disheartening’ that many dismiss climate change. then he took a job with trump.before he was an adviser to then-candidate donald trump, anthony scaramucci, the president’s new white house communications director, lamented that some people did not accept the consensus among climate scientists that human activity was warming earth. it was “disheartening” that so many people dismissed climate change as a “hoax,” scaramucci tweeted. - wapo (also refer to environmental health news from 6 months ago.)  

pepsico, unilever and nestlé accused of complicity in illegal rainforest destruction.palm oil plantations on illegally deforested land in Sumatra – home to elephants, orangutans and tigers – have allegedly been used to supply scores of household brands, says new report. - the guardian  

kingston coal ash spill workers treated as 'expendables,' lawsuit by sick and dying contends. more than 50 coal ash spill cleanup workers and workers' survivors are suiing jacobs engineering for unsafe working conditions that they allege lead to sickness and death at the cleanup site. - knoxville news sentinel

 interior dept. ordered glacier park chief, other climate expert pulled from zuckerberg tour. facebook chief executive mark zuckerberg flew to glacier national park on saturday to tour the melting ice fields that have become the poster child for climate change’s effects on montana’s northern rockies.- wapo  

south miami just made a huge rooftop solar decision. south miami this week became the first city outside of california to require all new homes to install solar panels on their roofs.- climate central
 
new york farmer nailed for poisoning raptors. a joint state-federal investigation revealed that william wentling had shipped carbofuran, a restricted-use pesticide with the brand name furadan, from pennsylvania to his farm and directed farm employees to pour it on sheep carcasses to control birds of prey - great lakes echo  

north carolina governor on trump drilling plan: 'not off our coast.' under pressure from president donald trump, north carolina's governor announced his opposition on thursday to drilling for natural gas and oil off the Atlantic coast, saying it poses too much of a threat to the state's beaches and tourism economy. - ap

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