Palm oil imports to the U.S. have increased 485 percent in the last decade, and companies producing palm oil are cutting away massive tracts of rainforest.
"Data from the over 121 local plastic bag bans in California has proven that bans are effective nd have refuted industry's claims of apocalyptic impacts on jobs."
Cleanup crews are working to gather and dispose of the oil, and the U.S. Coast Guard has closed a 15-mile stretch of the Ohio River.
A coal industry conspiracy to deny black lung benefits to tens of thousands of coal miners has won the Heywood Broun Award from The Newspaper Guild.
The algae can produce powerful toxins. Clearly it's a major problem, a public health hazard, and something you'd think Ohio officials would be rushing to address.
The operation would seek to undo decades' worth of toxicity, mostly caused by nearly a century of industrial activity, including illegal dumping.
"It may cost Governments slightly more to source from a range of smaller-scale, sustainable operators than from major suppliers, but the investment is worth it."
"Fracking must be banned in Germany without any exceptions. They want to enforce a regulation which mostly allows fracking under the guise of an alleged ban."
There's a lot of buzz around a recent study showing the toxic chemicals we use have a ripple effect farther up the food chain, causing birds to rapidly decline in number.