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A vicious toxic 'lead' cycle: Illegal lead battery factories, pollution and 'unauthorised' e-rickshaws

We take a look at the unregulated ecosystem of lead factories in the country, the uptick in its demand (due to the rise in e-rickshaws), detrimental repercussions and the potential for crores of revenue if the industry was effectively put under regulations.

environmental racism in Salvador

Tide Island: seven decades of environmental racism in Salvador

Since the 1950s, an area with one of the largest Black populations in the state capital of Bahia has suffered damages to the health of its people and ecosystem as a result of nearby operations of a port, an industrial complex and an oil refinery.

Wind energy company to pay $8 million in killings of 150 eagles

Wind energy company to pay $8 million in killings of 150 eagles

ESI Energy pleaded guilty based on the documented “blunt force trauma” deaths of golden eagles struck by fast-moving turbine blades, prosecutors said.
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Birds of prey face global decline
Jim Germond

Birds of prey face global decline from habitat loss, poisons

Despite a few high-profile conservation success stories – like the dramatic comeback of bald eagle populations in North America – birds of prey are in decline worldwide.

NY community struggles to replace its lead water pipes

NY community struggles to replace its lead water pipes

The president's infrastructure plan includes $45 billion to remove more than 6 million lead-pipe service lines across the country.
Gabriel Filippelli: Biden's infrastructure plan targets lead pipes that threaten public health across the US
theconversation.com

Gabriel Filippelli: Biden's infrastructure plan targets lead pipes that threaten public health across the US

President Biden has proposed spending $45 billion to replace every lead water pipe and service line in the nation. A public health expert explains why he sees this as a worthwhile investment.
Getting the lead out: Why battery recycling is a global health hazard
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Getting the lead out: Why battery recycling is a global health hazard

Small-scale businesses that recycle the lead from auto batteries are proliferating. Experts say the pollution from these unregulated operations is a lethal threat – with children being the most vulnerable to poisoning.

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