The capacity of state environmental agencies to assess and enforce environmental protection policies is being diminished by funding and staff cuts, according to an Environmental Integrity Project report published Dec. 5.
(RNS) — Actor Mark Ruffalo said he's had a hard time melding his activism with storytelling. Then Ruffalo encountered the story of the people of Parkersburg, West Virginia, who were exposed for decades to “forever chemicals” produced by DuPont, one of the world’s largest corporations.
Most of the world’s children (93 percent) live in areas where air pollution levels exceed air quality guidelines, according to a recent World Health Organization report.
The leading environmental cause of death and illness is pollution, responsible for an estimated 9 million premature deaths in 2015 - 16 percent