Pollution News week ending January 25th 2015

All the blog posts and news items that caught our eye this week:

From huffingtonpost.com:
Farms Can Be Held Liable For Pollution From Manure
A U.S. federal court has ruled for the first time that manure from livestock facilities can be regulated as solid waste, a decision hailed by environmentalists as opening the possibility of legal challenges against farms.

From greenbiz.com:
Meet the Chilean upstart turning sea pollution into skateboards
He and two friends had been talking for months about finding a way to address the issue of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans by starting a business making products out of that trash.

From blacklistednews.com:
Shocking Photos Showing How Bad Pollution In China
China has some stunningly beautiful natural landscapes, but they may not count for much when, in other parts of the country, pollution runs totally unchecked. These shocking photos show what severe pollution people have to endure.

From greenpeaceblogs.org:
7 Resolutions for OceanLovers
As January comes to a close, some New Year’s resolutions may have already fallen by the wayside. But in the final weeks of the month, we all need to think about committing to one more resolution: The resolution to protect the oceans and all its beautiful whales, turtles, tunas and sharks.

From hcn.org:
Think of pollution as trespassing
Why take the ‘harms’ approach. Try this instead. Today’s Featured Stories. Think of pollution as trespassing. Benjamin Hale Essay Jan 19, 2015.

From thebeijinger.com:
Check Out Jia Zhangke’s Short Film on Pollution
Controversial filmmaker, Jia Zhangke, known for his films A Touch of Sin, Platform, and Unknown Pleasures has just developed a beautiful short for Greenpeace. The short film, titled Smog Journeys, highlights pollution issues in Beijing.

From greenpeaceblogs.org:
Oil-Loving Senate Contributes ‘Significantly’ to Climate Change
The last National Climate Assessment found that if we do not quickly and significantly reduce global climate pollution, the country will suffer widespread climate impacts.

From foxnews.com:
Is bacon causing air pollution in China?

Is bacon causing air pollution in China? Though bacon-smoking is not the only factor contributing to the rise in air pollution, officials from Dazhou municipality in northeastern Sichuan have cited the practice as the main cause.

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