Pollution and Waste

Throwing plastic trash into open fires releases chemicals that are highly toxic to humans.
But it's not too late to act, according to a new report.
This new reality risks an increase of plumes of toxic pollution that threaten many black and Latino communities.
Five other states, plus New York City, joined the Empire State's suit.
The state has objected to a federal proposal to reclassify millions of gallons of radioactive waste as less dangerous.
The EPA, relying on fringe science, is pushing the theory that small amounts of radiation can be good for you.
The EPA is monitoring Superfund sites in the event of flooding.
The long-stalled Clean Power Plan never took effect, but the rule to replace it could cripple future efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions.
This story was produced and originally published by Newsweek and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration
The executive order puts poor communities and people of color particularly at risk.
Campaigners​ can use the moral force of international law to drastically reduce pollution to oceans.