Sordid politics of environment and big money – The Island

Those genuinely keen on protecting the environment should without further delay launch a project to protect rain forests. The ongoing power cuts have underscored Sri Lanka’s dependence on hydropower. The continuing destruction of forest cover can cause irreparable damage to the country’s hydro power generation capacity, thereby causing a catastrophicContinue Reading

No Plastics, No Cans — Plum Island Waters Harbor Thriving Ecosystem

Scientists with InnerSpace Scientific Diving cataloged 126 plant and animal species last summer using a tool called a quadrat, pictured here. The waters surrounding Plum Island are teeming with abundant life, not unlike the Long Island Sound, Peconic Estuary, and other nearby waterways. But a series of scientific dives belowContinue Reading

Nebraska Railcar Cleaning Company and its Owners Plead Guilty to Violating Environmental and Worker Safety Laws Related to Workers’ 2015 Deaths | OPA

Breon Peace, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York and Lisa Garcia, Regional Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2, announced that the United States has entered into a Consent Judgment settling a civil lawsuit against Genesis Petroleum, Inc. and 20 associated companies (Defendants),Continue Reading

Debris from a destroyed dock, including polystyrene, is carried aboard a boat after being collected by a cleanup crew. Photo: North Carolina Coastal Federation/Joe Huie

Debris from a destroyed dock, including polystyrene, is carried aboard a boat after being collected by a cleanup crew. Photo: North Carolina Coastal Federation/Joe Huie TOPSAIL ISLAND – An island-wide initiative to cut down on plastic waste is gaining traction as Topsail’s three beach towns consider banning a type ofContinue Reading