Powerful, sustained winds are rare this time of year in Florida, and that means the polluted water that spilled from the Piney Point phosphate plant last month is likely to linger in Tampa Bay for months, a USF ocean physicist says.
Scientists believe we have already transgressed the safe operating space for Earth's climate and are rapidly approaching thresholds beyond which human society as we know it, and all life on Earth, will be at considerable risk.
Parkinson's is already the fastest-growing neurological disorder in the world; in the US, the number of people with Parkinson's has increased 35% the last 10 years, says Dorsey, and "We think over the next 25 years it will double again."
A third of the planet's agricultural land is at "high risk" of pesticide pollution from the lingering residue of chemical ingredients that can leach into water supplies and threaten biodiversity, according to new research.
A dozen major companies earned an F for failing to adequately address the growing problem of toxic chemicals in the products they sell to consumers, according to the 2021 "Who's Minding the Store? A Report Card on Retailer Actions to Eliminate Toxic Chemicals."
The UK government is not testing drinking water for a group of toxic manmade chemicals linked to a range of diseases including cancers, while across the world people are falling sick and suing for hundreds of millions of dollars at a time after finding the substances in their tap water.
One of the most enduring, indestructible toxic chemicals known to man - Aqueous Film Forming Foam, which is a PFAS "forever chemical" - is being secretly incinerated next to disadvantaged communities in the United States.