Carbon, clouds, lakes with legal rights: 3 big stories you may have missed

Editor’s note: News about conservation and the environment is made every day, but some of it can fly under the radar. In

China navigates a cleaner maritime industry

Port cities and coastal nations will watch closely to see if China can reduce shipping emissions through its five-year plan.

On-the-go sensors could help businesses, cities pinpoint pollution

Why not turn cars, truck and buses into fleets of data collection devices?

Toxic Aftereffects of Hurricane Harvey Plague Houston

The toxic aftereffects of Hurricane Harvey continue to plague Houston as the city rebuilds three weeks after the devastating storm. Testing conducted by the New York Times earlier this week found instances of E. coli contamination 135 times the legal limit in standing floodwaters around the city. ProPublica and the Texas Tribune reported Thursday that a private firm hired by environmental groups found “concerning” levels of benzene in neighborhoods near a Valero refinery. The U.S

The unexpected carbon-related catch-22 of slowing pollution

It turns out that atmospheric nitrogen helps soil absorb carbon more effectively. Reducing that pollution could, ironically, result in higher carbon dioxide levels.

U.S. Military Is World’s Biggest Polluter

By Whitney Webb Last week, mainstream media outlets gave minimal attention to the news that the U.S. Naval station in Virginia Beach had spilled an estimated 94,000 gallons of jet fuel into a nearby waterway, less than a mile from the Atlantic Ocean. While the incident was by no means as catastrophic as some other pipeline spills , it underscores an important yet little-known fact—that the U.S. Department of Defense is both the nation’s and the world’s, largest polluter. Producing more hazardous

How one Indian city is taking on air pollution

Ahmedabad, India aims to protect its most vulnerable from dangerous air pollution.

Large Sewage Spill in Mexico Flows North of the Border for 17 Days

A spill that originated in the Tijuana River in Mexico flowed north of the border, releasing 143 million gallons of sewage for 17 days. The spill was caused when a sewage pipe under rehabilitation ruptured at the juncture of Mexico’s Tijuana and Alamar rivers. While three-quarters of the Tijuana River watershed is located in Mexico, it drains into the Pacific Ocean near Imperial Beach, California. “It’s horrible. Everybody is complaining about it. People are really upset with the smell,” Imperial Beach resident Lidya Morales told FOX 5. “This is the worst spill we’ve had in over a decade,” Imperial Beach Mayor Serge Dedina

Guyana aims to shift economy from gold to green

A new initiative aims to improve mining practices and ease the country’s transition to a greener economy.

Washington Becomes First State to Sue Monsanto Over PCBs, Accused of Knowing Its Toxicity for Decades

Monsanto is facing yet another lawsuit over its alleged negligent handling of PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls), a banned and highly toxic group of chemicals that the company manufactured decades ago. But this time it’s not another city suing the biotech giant—it’s an entire state. Highly toxic PCBs have been found throughout Washington state, with more than 600

How Will You Celebrate America Recycles Day on November 15?

America Recycles Day in November 15. Do your part to reduce litter and contribute to a healthy planet How Will You Celebrate America Recycles Day on November 15? was originally posted on: PlanetSave. To read more from Planetsave, join thousands of others and subscribe to our free RSS feed, follow us on

Julia Louis-Dreyfus On Why She Is Voting For Hillary And Climate Change

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is well known for her portrayal of Jerry Seinfeld’s former girlfriend. Since 2012, she has been the star of  Veep, a hit television show on HBO that takes an up close and personal look at the hypocritical, lying, conniving world known as American politic. Now in its fifth season, Veep has won an Emmy [&hellip Julia Louis-Dreyfus On Why She Is Voting For Hillary And Climate Change was originally posted on: PlanetSave. To read more from Planetsave, join thousands of others and subscribe to our free RSS feed, follow us on Facebook (also free), follow us on Twitter

Thinking big about ocean protection

Marine governance favors consumption and commerce over conservation. Here’s what we can do about it.

Solstice Refrigerant Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Global regulators are increasingly moving to phase out refrigerants that lead to global warming. On July 2, 2015, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced landmark regulations that will phase out the use of many of the world’s most potent hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), such as R-404A, in a variety of applications. The new regulation, effective summer Solstice Refrigerant Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions was originally posted on: PlanetSave. To read more from Planetsave, join thousands of others and subscribe to our free RSS feed, follow us on Facebook (also free), follow us on Twitter, or just visit our homepage.

Modifications to Settlement with Alabama Power Company Will Reduce Harmful Air Pollution

EPA NEWSBRIEF: WASHINGTON — EPA and the U.S. Department of Justice today lodged in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama a proposed modification of a prior 2006 consent decree with Alabama Power Company that will secure further reductions of harmful air pollutants, primarily sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxide (NOx), from three of the company’s coal-fired power plants in Alabama. The proposed modifications, if entered by the court, will resolve the remaining claims in a long-running case that alleged violations of the Clean Air Act’s New Source Review program.The pollution reductions will be achieved through operation of state