Posts Tagged ‘Scientific American’

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Trump’s Order May Foul U.S. Drinking Water Supply

On February 28, Trump ordered a review of the Clean Water Rule… Specifically, his executive order—if and when it leads to a final rule—would likely cut protections for many wetlands and smaller streams that help keep U.S. waters clean. All of this could result in dirtier drinking water supplies for millions of Americans. “Almost certainly, some water bodies will face increased pollution under a narrower federal Clean Water Rule,” Daniel Esty, professor of environmental law and policy at Yale Law School, wrote to Scientific American.

 

air-pollution

 

Yes — they are trying to kill you.

Scientific American:

Poisoned Poor Killed in Millions by Pollution

What kills more people than HIV, malaria and tuberculosis every year? Air pollution. Tack on fouled water and poisoning by toxic waste and pollution killed 8.4 million people in 2012—or nearly three times as many people as those three diseases. Combined.