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New ‘Swiss Army knife’ cleans up water pollution

(Northwestern University) Phosphate Elimination and Recovery Lightweight (PEARL) membrane, a porous nanocomposite substrate, selectively sequesters up to 99% of phosphate ions from polluted water. Tunable membrane will address other environmental challenges through incorporation of specific nanomaterials. New tech meets need for sustainable, scalable and cost-effective solution that works outside the lab.

E.P.A. to Modify Trump-Era Limits on States’ Ability to Oppose Energy Projects

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Thursday said it planned to revise a Trump-era rule that limited the ability of states and tribes to veto pipelines and other energy projects that could pollute their local waterways. The Trump administration finalized the…

Protecting Local Water Can Help Slow Climate Change and Provide Trillions of Dollars in Benefits – UT News – UT News | The University of Texas at Austin

AUSTIN, Texas — A new paper in the May issue of Nature Communications demonstrates why reducing nutrient pollution in local lakes and other waterbodies produces economic benefits globally: Reducing water pollution can help slow climate change and provide trillions of…

Ron DeSantis Pushes Coastal ‘Resilience’ While Doing Little To Tackle Climate Change – NPR

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks to the media about the cruise industry during a press conference at PortMiami in April. DeSantis faces criticism for failing to do all he could on Florida’s biggest environmental threat: climate change. Joe Raedle/Getty Images…

Letter: A plant-based diet will reduce global warming, pollution – STLtoday.com

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From pollutant to resource: WVU scientists push rare earth element technologies closer to production

(West Virginia University) Water researchers at West Virginia University hope to turn a pollutant – acid mine drainage – into a technological resource through the continuation of a $2.1 million contract from the National Energy Technology Laboratory.

Al Roker Praises Biden’s EPA For Driving Fossil-Fueled Cars Off The Road

Launching NBC’s week of left-wing environmentalist propaganda leading up to Earth Day, on NBC’s 3rd Hour Today show Monday morning, co-host Al Roker sat down for a softball chat with the Biden administration’s head of the Environmental Protection Agency (pictured,…

Annotated Bibliography: Synthetic Turf and Climate, health, biodiversity and microplastics pollution issues

Increasing use of synthetic surfaces and synthetic turf is problematic for Several reasons.  Synthetic turf is: Derived from fossil fuel petrochemical industry Produces greenhouse gas emissions during manufacturing and as it degrades Increases landfill at end of life Produces micro-plastic…

Energy Producers Score Big Win in New York Climate Change Case – JD Supra

In a significant victory for fossil fuel companies, on April 1, 2021, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of New York City’s claims against five multinational oil companies, holding that municipalities may not utilize state tort law…

Florida Crisis Highlights a Nationwide Risk From Toxic Ponds

They are ponds the size of city blocks: Wastewater pits that hold the hazardous byproducts of coal. Lagoons brimming with diluted pig excrement. Vast pools atop stacks of radioactive tailings. The risks posed by pools of waste like these, a…