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How Corporations Are Using Environment Concerns to Scam You

Pouncing on investors’ interest in environmentally friendly, sustainable investing, the S&P 500 ESG Index was launched in 2019. ESG, or environmental, social and governance, funds are supposed to be those focused on companies with strong environmental ethics and responsibility, but further investigation reveals rampant greenwashing has occurred, and many ESG-labeled funds are far from “sustainable.”​

 

Ozone could be heating Earth more than we believe, study warns

A recent study reveals the ozone may be heating Earth more than we realize. An international team of researchers say changes to the upper and lower atmosphere ozone levels were responsible for nearly a third of the warming seen in ocean waters bordering Antarctica in the second half of the 20th century.​

 

Ring the ALARM! Today’s water crisis isn’t a fire drill – It’s apocalyptic

The following article covers the rapidly growing water crisis in the Western US. It covers how overpopulation, overconsumption, the megadrought and terrible urban planning are contributing to this catastrophe. Water, water everywhere, and not a drop to drink…

 

Pioneering recycling turns mixed waste into premium plastics with no climate impact

​Only a fraction of the material that could be turned into new plastic is currently recycled. Researchers at Chalmers have now demonstrated how the carbon atoms in mixed waste can replace all fossil raw materials in the production of new plastic. The recycling method is inspired by the natural carbon cycle and could eliminate the climate impact of plastic materials, or even clean the air of carbon dioxide.

 

Powerful Tonga volcano eruption triggered atmospheric gravity waves reaching the edge of space

Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai eruption in January was unique in observed science, creating waves that reverberated around Earth, reaching 100km into the ionosphere.

 

Earthquake Swarm Rattles South Carolina

The USGS has recorded more than 40 earthquakes in central South Carolina since Dec. 21.

 

SEC’s New ESG Rule Hurts America’s Small Farms and Ranches

As small farming and ranching operations struggle to bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic and supply-chain disruptions, the federal government is preparing to throw another hurdle their way.

 

A water strategy for the parched West: Have cities pay farmers to install more efficient irrigation systems

Unsustainable water practices, drought and climate change are causing this crisis across the U.S. Southwest. States are drawing less water from the Colorado River, which supplies water to 40 million people. But levels in Lake Mead and Lake Powell, the river’s two largest reservoirs, have dropped so low so quickly that there is a serious risk of one or both soon hitting “dead pool,” a level when no water flows out of the dams.

 

Hotter weather is putting food safety at risk more often, and not just at picnics and parties

Every year, almost 1 in 6 Americans gets a foodborne illness, and about 3,000 people die from it, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates. Picnics and parties where food sits out for hours are a common source, but heat waves and power outages are another silently growing threat.​

 

Cyanide spill highlights environmental toll of mining

Large quantities of cyanide solution have spilled into the Karasu River in Turkey after a pipe carrying cyanide exploded in a gold mine. But experts say the mine has always caused heavy environmental damage.​

 
 
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