Private Law Has Failed to Hold Chemical Facilities Accountable During Disasters

Recently, a group of national security and environmental experts, including former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Christine Todd Whitman, former Occupational Safety and Health Administration head David Michaels, and retired United States Army Generals Russel Honoré and Randy Manner, wrote to EPA Administrator Michael Regan. They urged the agency to issue…

UN Weather Agency Sounds Alarm on Extreme Events in Antarctica

Scientists with the United Nations weather agency on Friday expressed fresh concern over the climate crisis following recent extreme events in Antarctica — an area they say should not be taken “for granted.” The remarks from climate experts with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) — delivered just ahead of a…

Climate Crisis Fuels Late-December Wildfires Ravaging Colorado

Tens of thousands of Coloradans were forced to flee their homes Thursday as two fast-moving wildfires — whipped up by wind gusts reaching 110 mph — tore through communities just outside of Denver, engulfing entire neighborhoods in flames and destroying hundreds of buildings. Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has declared a…

Amazon Slammed for Putting Profits Over Safety After 6 Die in Warehouse Collapse

Amazon was accused Saturday of putting corporate profits above worker safety following the tornado-caused partial collapse of a St. Louis-area warehouse that left at least six people dead. “Time and time again Amazon puts its bottom line above the lives of its employees,” said Stuart Appelbaum, president of the Retail,…

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