air pollution

The "Toxic 100" Worst Polluters of the World

The “Toxic 100” Worst Polluters

August 18, 2019

Michael Ash of PERI discusses the “Toxic 100” index, which ranks the top 100 corporations in the US, including the U.S. government, according to the degree to which they pollute the air, the water, and contribute to greenhouse gases. The index assists in divestment campaigns and in identifying opportunities for green growth

Real Media: Hot Off The Press

June 11, 2018
In collaboration with DeSmog, Real Media takes on #ShellKnew – an unfolding story of Shell’s awareness of its impact on climate change and how it has managed its image through PR as being a green socially responsible company, and the Trade Secrets Act which gives more rights to corporations above journalists and whistleblowers

Join The Dots Ep 5 – The Air We Breathe

March 4, 2018

In this episode of Join The Dots, Real Media discusses the health effects of and possible solutions to air pollution as London breaks its annual air pollution limit in just the first month of 2018

NYC Announces $5 Billion Fossil Fuel Divestment and Lawsuit Against World’s Biggest Polluters

January 12, 2018

Betamia Coronel, Divest New York Lead Campaigner of 350.org discusses why this is a big environmental victory and what’s next on the divestment agenda

Real Media: Doctors Against Diesel

December 2, 2017

Co-founder of Doctors Against Diesel Chris Griffiths on why he has expanded his work from research to lobbying and protesting about what he sees as a medical emergency in our cities

Real Media: Fighting Air Pollution with Direct Action

November 30, 2017

Roger Hallam, PhD researcher at Kings College London, has been studying protest movements and putting his theories into practice to address air pollution

Real Media: ‘Stop Killing Londoners’ Escalate Action Until Demands Met

November 7, 2017

In just five days, London breached its annual air pollution limit. In 2018, 9,000 people are estimated to die from air pollution in the city. Stop Killing Londoners – Cut Air Pollution is a non-violent direct action group who say they will continue action until London Mayor Sadiq Khan meets them to hear their demands

Trump Pushes Coal and Wants the Public to Pay For It

October 3, 2017

Mary Anne Hitt, Director of the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign, says Secretary of Energy Rick Perry’s new proposal would change US energy landscape for the worse

Green Groups Sue EPA Over Loophole for Big Polluters in Texas

July 29, 2017

Environmental groups filed five lawsuits against the EPA after state records showed the oil and gas industry illegally emitted 500 million pounds of pollutants but were only fined 3% of the 25,000 pollution incidents

Study: Increased Pollution Does Not Bring More Jobs

September 6, 2016

Communities of color are also bearing burden from toxic facilities in large part without receiving the employment benefits, says Michael Ash of the Political Economy Research Institute at UMass Amherst