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Latest Toxic 100 and Greenhouse 100 Lists Name Top Air and Water Polluters, Climate Gas Emitters in the U.S.

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) today published the newest editions of its lists of the top corporate air and water polluters and top greenhouse gas emitters in the United States, based on the most recent data available from the Environmental Protection Agency. The Toxic 100 Air and Toxic 100 Water […]

Posted inEnviro

Drinking our way to sustainability, one cup of coffee at a time

Coffee, that savior of the underslept, comes with enormous environmental and social costs, from the loss of forest habitats as woodlands are converted to crops, to the economic precarity of small-scale farmers whose livelihoods depend on the whims of international markets. Now, thanks to a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant of $979,720, Timothy Randhir, University of […]

Posted inSci/Tech

Thawing permafrost affecting northern Alaska's land-to-ocean river flows

AMHERST, Mass. Dec. 18, 2019 – A new analysis of the changing character of runoff, river discharge and other hydrological cycle elements across the North Slope of Alaska reveals significant increases in the proportion of subsurface runoff and cold season discharge, changes the authors say are “consistent with warming and thawing permafrost.” First author and […]

Posted inUS

Toxic 100 Names Top Climate, Air, and Water Polluters

AMHERST, MA, July 29, 2019 – Researchers at the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst today published new editions of the Greenhouse 100 Index, ranking U.S. companies by their emissions responsible for global climate change according to the U.S. EPA Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program, and the Toxic 100 Air and […]