Thousands of tonnes of dangerous mining

Thousands of tonnes of dangerous mining waste dumped in wrong place
The Guardian
The only public admission by the mine operator, McArthur River Mining (MRM), is one paragraph within a draft environmental impact statement running to several thousand pages. The waste rock, estimated at about 14,000 tonnes, was mistaken for more benign material, the company admitted, and …

Wyoming Occupational Fatalities Unchange

Wyoming Occupational Fatalities Unchanged from 2015 to 2016 (press release)
Variations in fatalities from year to year are, to some extent, the result of the random nature of work-related accidents. Furthermore, there is not always a direct relationship between workplace fatalities and workplace safety. For example, suicides and homicides that occur in the workplace are included as …

Factory mixes up organic and non-organic

Factory mixes up organic and non-organic chicken: Report reveals new failings at firm supplying …
Daily Mail
2 Sisters said: ‘ITV and The Guardian are referring to standard inspection audits and appear to be trying to damage the reputation of our factories and potentially the livelihoods of 23,000 colleagues by misrepresenting them. ‘There is and never was any risk to food safety at Coupar Angus. This is using …

Timberland Increases Responsibly Sourced

Timberland Increases Responsibly Sourced Cotton in its Product Supply Chain
Sourcing Journal Online
Despite this being slightly lower than previous years’ results, Timberland is aiming to further improve its leather products by facilitating more environmental audits at tanneries and limit its use of those that don’t comply with LWG’s regulations. Timberland also reported progress with its factory compliance …

Increasing e-waste poses huge environmen

Increasing e-waste poses huge environmental risk, causes economic losses: UN report
GENEVA, Dec. 13 (Xinhua) — Fast increasing global electronic waste (e-waste) is posing a significant and growing risk to the environment and human health, while their low recycling rates can have a negative economic impact too, according to a report released on Wednesday by UN agencies. In 2016 …

Bitcoin boom may be a disaster for the e

Bitcoin boom may be a disaster for the environment
… and they warn of a bubble. Environmentalists worry about another risk — that it’s seriously hurting efforts to combat climate change. “Bitcoin is slowing the effort to achieve a rapid transition away from fossil fuels,” meteorologist Eric Holthaus wrote in an article on environmental news site Grist this week.