70 percent of all China’s rivers, lakes and reservoirs are classified polluted. 50 percent of China’s water is deemed unsafe for human contact. A Chinese conglomerate supplying Nike, Adidas, Puma and other leading brands has discharged hormone-disrupting chemicals and other toxins into the country’s major water systems, according to a new Greenpeace investigation that raises questions about corporate responsibility for the firms they do business with.
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BRIDGEPORT — A group of environmental activists from Greenpeace unveiled a 20×40 foot banner on the coal elevator at the Bridgeport Harbor Generating Station Thursday to raise awareness of a campaign to end the reliance on dirty coal, the CT Post reports.
Five activists — Aliyah Field, John Deans, Chandler McGaw, Lauren Thorpe and Nicholas Simmons —were arrested according to Molly Dorozenski, a Greenpeace spokesperson.
The April 20 Deepwater Horizon explosion that claimed 11 lives and unleashed an estimated 4.9 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico was caused by “a failure of management,” the National Oil Spill Commission concludes in its final report.