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It wasn’t an Act of God. It was an Act of Chevron. An Act of Exxon. An Act of Big Oil.… #NewOrleans #Louisiana #HurricaneKatrina #Barry #BigOil #Pollution #Environment #ClimateChange
Take a look at these numbers dug out of #Louisiana state records:

Conoco 3.3 million acres
Exxon Mobil 2.1 million acres
Chevron 2.7 million acres
Shell 1.3 million acres

These are the total acres of wetlands removed by just four oil companies over two decades.
#NewOrleans used be to a long, swampy way from the Gulf of Mexico. #Hurricanes & storm surges had to cross a protective mangrove forest nearly a 100 miles thick. Then Standard Oil, Exxon’s prior alias, began channeling pipelines & tanker routes thu the soft delta prairie grass.
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In my confidential report commissioned by the Governor of #Ohio, Dick Celeste, I warned that Ohio #nuclear plants would impoverish bill payers and cause industry to flee the state. The year was 1985. And so it went.… #Environment #GreenEnergy #Pollution
This week, the #Ohio GOP toadies to the power industry will try to pass another billion dollar bailout to throw down the radioactive rathole. Three decades of bankrupting #nuclear plant operation in the shadow of #Fukushima shows the politicos have gone from dumb to dumber.
And for those who believe #nuclear energy is green & clean, I invite you to visit uranium mines in Niger, the Congo, and the Acoma pueblo in New Mexico. The only thing green about nuclear power is the plume of dollars flying out the cooling towers!…
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Yesterday, I learned that the extraordinary @SDonziger, the volunteer lawyer for the indigenous of the Amazon, has had his US passport seized by the Trump regime on trumped up charges. See statement from @AmazonWatch…
My coverage of #Ecuador on @BBCNewsnight would’ve been impossible without @SDonziger and his inestimably heroic battle against #Chevron. Donziger is one of the most courageous men I’ve ever met.… #Environment #Pollution #BigOil #Chevron
The oil industry won’t rest until they lay @SDonziger's body out on the tarmac. The fact that #Chevron has come after the man who proved they poisoned the children of the Amazon just proves how extraordinary he is — and powerful. They fear him.…
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Steven Donziger (@SDonziger) is one of the most courageous men I’ve ever met. The oil industry won’t rest until they lay his body out on the tarmac.…
The fact that Chevron has come after the man who proved they poisoned the children of the Amazon just proves how extraordinary @SDonziger is — and powerful. They fear him.
My coverage of Ecuador on BBC television would’ve been impossible without @SDonziger and his inestimably heroic battle against Chevron.… #Environment #Pollution #BigOil #Chevron
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Decomposition time of our garbage

paper towel: 3 weeks
paper bag: 4 weeks
newspaper: 6 weeks

plastic bag: 20 years
styrofoam cup: 50 years
plastic straw: 200 years
plastic bottle: 450 years
coffee pod: 500 years

Sharing is caring. #WorldOceansDay
Countries polluting our oceans the most

12. USA
11. Brazil
10. Bangladesh
9. Nigeria
8. Malaysia
7. Thailand
6. Egypt
5. Sri Lanka
4. Vietnam
3. Philippines
2. Indonesia
1. China

(WSJ) #china #ocean
There are only two problems with plastics

1. they are designed to throw away
2. but made to last forever

Worst combination ever. #pollution
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Comme promis un #thread sur les #microplastiques. Il me paraissait important de vous expliquer la manière dont ils se forment. Je ne parlerai que de leur formation pas de leur impact sur l’écosystème.
#plastiques #pollution #déchets
Les microplastiques sont des particules de #plastiques comprises entre 5 millimètres et quelques nanomètres. Leur nature chimique correspond à celle des plastiques les plus utilisés dans l’#emballage : polyéthylènes, polypropylène, polyester (PET), polystyrène, PVA, etc.
Il existe deux catégories de #microplastiques :
1/ Les microplastiques primaires qui sont fabriqués volontairement comme les agents exfoliants dans les gommages ou les paillettes dans les soins, la peinture ou certains produits ménagers
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Début à #Modane de la journée de déplacement sur le thème de la sauvegarde publique des barrages hydroélectriques et de l’inutile grand projet Lyon-Turin.
Les barrages hydroélectriques sont un bien commun stratégique essentiel, rien n’oblige la France à les privatiser contrairement à ce que prétend le gouvernement. Pas plus que les autoroutes ou les aéroports il faut les abandonner au secteur concurrentiel #ToutChangerEnsemble
Démonstration éclatante de Philippe André, syndicaliste Sud Énergie spécialiste de l’hydroélectricité, sur le rôle particulier et stratégique des barrages dans le système électrique. S’en priver c’est affaiblir dramatiquement le service public et faire augmenter les factures.
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Ten #MMT tips to remember on #TaxDay:
1. Federal #taxes don't fund federal spending, so let's #decouple these two important tools.
2. Taxes offset #Government spending.
3. It's a matter of #logic: #dollars must be spent into existence (by the Gov) first, in order for us to use some of those $ to pay taxes
4. #Taxing for #revenue is for local states/municipalities, not the #sovereign issuer of the #currency.
5. Taxing excessive wealth protects #democracy from #Oligarchy and protects us from abusive market power
6. Taxing #pollution & #speculation to reduce such activities, not to "fund" #healthcare and #education.
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Quand #Trump rappelle en 1 tweet que durant ses 4 ans de présidence, il ne fera RIEN pour la transition énergétique US vers moins de CO2 émis par habitant et contre le dérèglement climatique. S'il est réélu, quasi mortel pour la planète. #climat #carbone RT
2) Pour mémoire, les émissions de CO2 par habitant en 2014 dans le monde. On comprend mieux la signification du renoncement de l'administration #Trump à la moindre transition énergétique aux #EtatsUnis. (source: NYTimes- juin 2017) #climat #carbone
3) Car #Trump, ce n'est pas que des tweets... pour l'#environnement, c'est 1 programme méthodique et bien défini de "dérégulation carbone", visant à affranchir la production et la consommation d'#énergie de toute limite d'émissions de GES au nom de la souveraineté US...
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Here’s a thread that nobody asked for comparing today’s urgent global problems to dim sum.
1/14 Nuclear Weapons v. Xiao Long Bao: Treat with respect or face intense explosion, third degree burns and worse. Experts disagree on how to handle in a never-ending debate. Also, it’s a challenging dish to make. #globalzero #nuclearweapons
2/14 Climate Crisis v. Chicken Feet: Look, you can’t soft sell this. It’s not chicken “change” for chrissakes. It’s the most intimidating item on the table, and there’s no disguising it for what it is. Deniers are vocal. #climatechange #globalwarming
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Cet été, des ONG dont @sdnfr ont déposé plainte contre EDF pour une pollution de l’eau par le tritium rejeté par la centrale nucléaire de @EDFCruasMeysse. 190 Bq/L, contre 10 en temps normal...

Mais le SCANDALE est ailleurs, aux portes de Paris !
En 2017, des rejets SCANDALEUX, de tritium ont eu lieu dans la Seine, en amont de #Paris par la centrale #nucléaire de Nogent. Assez de becquerels pour polluer TROIS CENT MILLIARDS DE LITRES #pollution #scandale #COP21 #LaffaireDuSiecle !!!
Et le pire, c’est qu’elle y est AUTORISÉE ! Même par l'@ASN ! Et le tritium, ce n’est que la partie émergée de l'iceberg qui fond ! Carbone 14, iode et gaz rares radioactifs, produits de fission et d’activation…
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A taste of how @narendramodi is putting systems into place to ensure a better future for #India & preserve the #environment . #ModiFor2019
Have just come back after taking a round of a large #sewage treatment plant of a facility that's going under live monitoring
The @PMOIndia ,@moefcc ,@CPCB_OFFICIAL & other statutory bodies have begun work on a massive interconnected net of sensors that will measure & monitor wastewater being generated & treated at all large commercial & industrial units in #India. 2/n
This system is designed to ensure no large #industry or facility can release untreated #sewage & harm the #environment.
The readings from the sensors will be monitored live at 7 locations including the @PMOIndia .
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At a packed Exeter HATOC for @ExeterCycling to stand witness to what Councillors & Officers say about cycle safety & speed compliance.
There's plenty of time to discuss the minutiae of bus/taxi issues.
Jamie Hulland (DCC) updating on Exeter Transport Steering Group, making reference to @ExeterCycling 8 point plan (which he states will be replied to in the January HATOC)
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How bad off is the #US after electing #Trump? ...even senators who think that the #US is just fine without an effective #healthcare system for all⚠️#freethbear #IndyCalifornia /1
...are finding faults with #Trump's idea of what makes a fit judiciary… /2
Mostly those with deep pockets can get access to federal court now - not much different for access adequate #healthcare for the most part; but @JohnKennedyLA doesn't see that ➡️ he thinks that #justice and healthcare for some is 🆗 /3
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