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PFAS Is an Almost Impossible Problem to Tackle—and It’s Probably in Your Food

by Inside Climate News | March 30, 2024
If you’ve seen the movie “Dark Waters,” you may remember the story of Virginia farmer Wilbur Tennant, whose cows mysteriously lost weight, developed tumors and died. His farm was just downstream from a landfill where Teflon manufacturer DuPont illegally dumped thousands of tons of ...

Earlier Springs Have Cascading Effects on Animals, Plants and Pastimes

by Inside Climate News | March 19, 2024
At a crowded town square in western Pennsylvania on Feb. 2, the world’s most famous groundhog—Punxsutawney Phil—did not cast a shadow, which legends say indicated that spring should arrive early this year. Meanwhile, recent research suggests that athletes playing on artificial turf ...

Maryland Lawmakers Remain Uncommitted to Ending Subsidies for Trash Incineration, Prompting Advocate Concern

by Inside Climate News | March 12, 2024
Maryland is poised to dole out more than $300 million to trash incinerators between 2012 and 2030, according to the latest analysis by the nonprofits Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), Clean Water Action and Progressive Maryland. Timothy Whitehouse, executive ...

Supersonic Aviation Program Could Cause ‘Climate Debacle,’ Environmentalists Warn

by Inside Climate News | January 12, 2023
An experimental jet that aerospace company Lockheed Martin is building for NASA as part of a half-billion dollar supersonic aviation program is a “climate debacle,” according to an environmental group that is calling for the space agency to conduct an independent analysis of the jet’ ...

Seven Tough Issues That Could Disrupt Maryland Gov.-Elect Moore’s Climate Agenda

by Inside Climate News | December 31, 2022
Maryland ratepayers paid at least $57 million in 2021 to subsidize dirty energy like trash incineration, the burning of wood waste and debris and so-called biogas captured at landfills, up from about $1 million in 2008, according to figures compiled by the nonprofit Public Employees for ...
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