Non-Stick Pans Can Release Millions of Micro and Nano Plastic Particles Over Time

Researchers from the Global Centre for Environmental Remediation and Flinders Institute of NanoScale Science and Engineering have found that broken coating on non-stick pans can release up to 2.3 million microplastics and nanoplastics when undergoing everyday use. This comes after scientists from the University of Newcastle and Flinders University developedContinue Reading

Chile environment watchdog threatens millions in fines for overproducing salmon farmers

Chile’s Superintendency of the Environment (SMA) is bringing charges against salmon farmers claiming they overproduced at production centers located within the Kawésqar National Reserve in the southern region of Magallanes. If found guilty, the farmers risk revocation of their environmental permit, closure of operations, or fines of an amount equivalentContinue Reading

An opportunity worth millions: Exporting Lagos' plastic waste

Kaltani is an end-to-end plastic recycling business based in Nigeria. The company, which recently announced $4 million of seed funding, collects and processes waste plastics, and resells the recycled materials for use in consumer goods packaging and other items. Kaltani’s founder, Obi Charles Nnanna, spoke to James Torvaney about hisContinue Reading

With air quality worsening, Colorado’s top environmental officials seek millions more to fight pollution

With the threat of missing another benchmark for improving air quality hovering like a blanket of summer smog, Colorado’s top environmental officials are asking the legislature for $47 million to hire more people and build better technology for monitoring unhealthy air, especially along the northern Front Range. Colorado’s Air PollutionContinue Reading

Colorado environmental officials seek millions more to fight pollution

With the threat of missing another benchmark for improving air quality hovering like a blanket of summer smog, Colorado’s top environmental officials are asking the legislature for $47 million to hire more people and build better technology for monitoring unhealthy air, especially along the northern Front Range. Colorado’s Air PollutionContinue Reading

This Timber Company Sold Millions of Dollars of Useless Carbon Offsets

(Bloomberg) — Jim Hourdequin is one of the planet’s biggest sellers of carbon offsets—the widely used instruments that are supposed to act as a balm for the rapidly overheating climate. His company earned $53 million from these environmental transactions over the past two years. But now the 47-year-old timber executiveContinue Reading