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Pollution

Deterioration of water quality is an ‘invisible crisis’ that must be addressed, a report says. Polluted water negatively impacts both poor and wealthy nations, tending to increase in more prosperous nations. […] Read More

While global temperatures continue to rise, ozone conditions have improved since 2014 as a result of an international agreement to reduce ozone-depleting substances. […] Read More

The leading environmental cause of death and illness is pollution, according to a report from The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health published on Oct. 19. “Diseases caused by pollution were responsible for an estimated 9 million premature deaths in 2015 – 16 percent of all deaths worldwide – three times more deaths than from […] Read More

Discussions and debates on the issue of our environmental future often generate more heat than light. We tend to be polarized into camps when such discussions take place. Some have their eyes only on climate change, others on population control. Still others swear that new technologies will save our planet from its current path toward […] Read More

Raising children means packing school lunches, including a drink. Water is always a safe and preferred choice, but our household dilemma is how to send water with them. We often use water bottles, preferably reusable ones, which can be purchased in the supermarket. These bottles, whether reusable or disposable, have become a way of life […] Read More

April 22, 2013, will mark the 44th annual celebration of Earth Day. The first Earth Day in 1970 put environmental issues front and center in U.S. society in a very visible way. With more than 20 million Americans participating in this awareness effort, Earth Day displayed the grass-roots popularity of environmentalism. Historians have attributed the […] Read More

Major weather pattern changes should be alarming news to everyone. Anne Thompson, NBC News’ chief environmental affairs correspondent, recently reported that our average global temperature has increased by 1 degree Celsius and almost 2 degrees Fahrenheit over the past century. To a normal citizen, one degree doesn’t sound too alarming. Yet, one degree change in […] Read More

Editor’s note: The Sierra Club sponsored a panel discussion April 13 at a venue near an EPA hearing in Oklahoma City to educate Oklahomans about the effects of coal pollution. Bruce Prescott served as one of the panelists. Below are his remarks. I am here to speak in favor of the EPA’s plan for implementing […] Read More