Cities Are Woefully Unprepared for the Havoc of Climate Change

Columbus, Ohio, was one of the cities that cited financial constraints in its planning.Carol M. Highsmith/Buyenlarge/Getty Images More than 40 percent have no adaptation plan, a global survey suggests. Fiona Harvey/UK Gardian One in four cities around the world lack the money to protect themselves against the ravages of climate breakdown, even though more thanContinue reading “Cities Are Woefully Unprepared for the Havoc of Climate Change”

Pollution by Design predicts Sacramento will be the strongest housing market in the nation this year.   In the last few years Sacramento, has been the fastest growing large city in the state. Cailfornians are moving to the central part of the state where home prices are considerablely lower than the coastal areas of the state.  InContinue reading “Pollution by Design”

Britain: Supermarket Chain bans plastic packaging

By: Levi Winchester/UK Mirror British Supermarket chain “Asda” is switching to new pouches to bag up its chickens as part of the supermarket’s plan to cut its plastic packaging Asda is set to scrap plastic tray packaging across its fresh chicken range in stores. The supermarket will instead switch to new pouches to bag upContinue reading “Britain: Supermarket Chain bans plastic packaging”

The GREAT MYTH “Bottled Water is Better”

San Francisco’s water comes from Yosemite National Park. The melted snowpack in the park fills the large Hetch Hetchy reservoir and is transported via pipes to the City The water is delicious, however there are millions of people who prefer bottle water over tap water because they believe it is safer than tap water. TheContinue reading “The GREAT MYTH “Bottled Water is Better””

Russia: Peat Fires Smolder in Siberia Despite Bone-Chilling Temperatures

Siberian peat fires have continued to burn after a year of record-setting wildfires in and around the Arctic Circle despite temperatures below minus 50 degrees Celsius, The Siberian Times reported. Footage showing smoke rising from the snow in January and November offers physical evidence of the “zombie fire” phenomenon, which describes summertime blazes that continue smoldering through theContinue reading “Russia: Peat Fires Smolder in Siberia Despite Bone-Chilling Temperatures”

2020 was a terrible year. But the world’s in better shape than you might think

By: Rob Pichete/CNN London ,In 2020, a devastating virus officially disappeared from the continent it had once ravaged — a remarkable public health achievement that followed decades of work. But you may have missed it. The eradication of wild polio from Africa in August was hailed as a “great day” by the World Health Organization and celebratedContinue reading “2020 was a terrible year. But the world’s in better shape than you might think”

The Amazon’s Burning Libraries

By: Ciecero Pedrosa Neto, Adriana Abreu and Sam Schramski/Latino USA The arrival of the novel coronavirus in Munduruku territory —the heart of the Brazilian Amazon— has threatened the lives of the group and its entire culture. COVID-19 took the life of an important Munduruku leader, bringing both sadness to an embattled people and hampering languageContinue reading “The Amazon’s Burning Libraries”

Poison Water: Flint Michigan “Enviromental Racism”

Flint, Michigan is located seventy miles northwest of Detroit Michigan. Flint,Michigan is located 70 miles northwest of Detroit. The city has a population of 100,000. General Motors, was founded in Flint in 1908. Flint’s Nickname is “Vehicle City” and was a manufacturing powerhouse for General Motors. At its peak, nearly ninty thousand people worked forContinue reading “Poison Water: Flint Michigan “Enviromental Racism””

California Plans to Ban Petrol Cars by 2035

California is the first state in the United States to ban new Gasoline and Diesel cars by 2035. Governor Gavin Newsom of California issued an executive order today, directing that state to require that all new vehicles sold in 2015 to have zero emissions. This executive order targets private passenger cars and trucks, as wellContinue reading “California Plans to Ban Petrol Cars by 2035”

GERMANY: To ban disposable plastics by mid-2021

Photo: DPAGerman lawmakers approved legislation Thursday banning disposable plastic products such as straws, cutlery and cotton buds that are polluting the world’s oceans. The new law passed by Germany’s lower house of parliament will halt the sale of certain single-use plastics by July 2021. The move brings Germany in line with its European commitments afterContinue reading “GERMANY: To ban disposable plastics by mid-2021”