Audit: EPA lax guarding drinking water from energy waste 12Apr
2016

Audit: EPA lax guarding drinking water from energy waste

A federal review has faulted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for not adequately safeguarding drinking water supplies from the increasing amount of wastewater generated by the oil and gas industries,...
Coal Pollution Damages Human Health at Every Stage of...

Coal Pollution Damages Human Health at Every Stage of...

11 April 2016
Washington, DC -  November 18, 2009 – Physicians for Social Responsibility today released a groundbreaking medical report, "Coal's Assault on Human Health," which takes a new look at the...

Washington, DC -  November 18, 2009 – Physicians for Social Responsibility today released a groundbreaking medical report, "Coal's Assault on Human Health," which takes a new look at the devastating impacts of coal on the human body.  By examining the impact of coal pollution on the major organ systems of the human body, the report concludes that coal contributes to four of the top five causes of mortality in the U.S. and is responsible for increasing the incidence of major diseases already affecting large portions of the U.S. population.  A copy of the full report can be found at http://www.psr.org/coalreport.

Linkages between sustainable energy policies and better...

Linkages between sustainable energy policies and better...

11 April 2016
Improving access to low-emission, 2 renewable, and modern energy technologies both in the home and the community can benefit health and contribute to long term goals of sustainability. Notably, the inefficient...

Improving access to low-emission, 2 renewable, and modern energy technologies both in the home and
the community can benefit health and contribute to long term goals of sustainability. Notably, the
inefficient combustion of fossil fuels and biomass for energy purposes is the major cause of climate
change. Air pollution, often due to inefficient modes of energy production, distribution, and
consumption, is a large and growing cause of environmental health risks. Some indicative statistics:

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