EPA investigates Louisiana environmental, health agencies for racial discrimination in issuing air pollution permits | Environment

The Environmental Protection Agency is investigating whether two state agencies discriminated against Black residents when they were involved in permitting decisions for two chemical plants and a grain terminal in St. John and St. James parishes. The probe centers on actions taken by the state Department of Environmental Quality andContinue Reading

In this Aug. 22, 2021, file photo, a family walks over cracked mud near Lake Oroville’s shore as water levels remain low due to continuing drought conditions in Oroville, Calif. (AP Photo/Ethan Swope)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s urban water users and farmers who rely on supplies from state reservoirs will get less than planned this year as fears of a third consecutive dry year become reality, state officials announced Friday. Water agencies that serve 27 million people and 750,000 acres (303,514 hectares)Continue Reading

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Underground natural gas reservoirs—in depleted oil and gas fields, aquifers, and salt formations—have emerged as a flashpoint for federal energy regulators as they work to finalize a new policy on pipeline reviews. Two gas storage projects under review highlight the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s challenge in assessing emissions impacts fromContinue Reading

Virginia agencies getting rid of single-use plastics

Gov. Northam’s March order directed all state agencies including public colleges and universities to start phasing out single-use plastics with an ultimate goal of eliminating their use by the end of 2025. By Sarah VogelsongThe Virginia Mercury The road to getting rid of single-use plastics at the Virginia Department ofContinue Reading

As Instagram tests its subscription-based model across the world, influencers and marketing agencies share what the new update means for the ecosystem

After Twitter’s Super Follow, Meta-owned social media app Instagram is expected to launch subscriptions on its platform soon. This subscription-based model will allow users to access exclusive stories, live videos of their favourite content creators for ₹89 per month in India. We speak to content creators and influencer marketing agenciesContinue Reading