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Burning Plastic Campaign Gets “Stuff”ed

by jim on October 16, 2017

Say NO to Dirty #Energy Bag Dow Chemical and Keep America Beautiful’s latest greenwashing scheme burns #plastic in a cement kiln and calls it “recycling.” We need reduction, not combustion! Take action NOW: bit.ly/dirtyenergybagDirty #energybag #breakfreefromplastic Video courtesy of The Story of Stuff Project Posted by Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) on Thursday, October […]

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Brown, Big: 1971-2018

by jim on October 15, 2017

After years of declining fiscal health, the Big Brown lignite coal plant finally succumbed last Friday.  An announcement was made by its most recent caretaker, Vistra Energy last Friday morning. The cause of death was obsolescence. It was 47. Controversial from its birth, the 1. 2 Gigawatt Big Brown lived up to its name and was Texas […]

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“Maternal exposure to ambient air pollution and fetal growth” Universities of Edinburgh and Aberdeen, August 2017  Scientists studied maternal exposure to ambient concentrations of PM10, PM2.5 and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) for in utero fetal growth, size at birth and effect modification by smoking status. “Dirty air can lead to women giving birth to smaller babies ,according to new research which also warns that exposure […]

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“An Evening of Science and Socializing” Monday, June 22nd  7- 9 pm   The Ginger Man 3715 Camp Bowie   Featured Guest: Dr. David Sterling, Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of North Texas Health Science Center Co-Sponsored by the Fort Worth League of Neighborhoods In 2013, researchers at the University of North Texas Health Science […]

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The Texas Commission on Environmental Health has issued an ozone alert for today, Saturday May 13th. It issued one for last Saturday as well. It has issued one for tomorrow too.  We’re not going to tell you to ride a bike or share a ride. That’s great stuff to do, but we need deep, long-term, systematic […]

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Economics and Physics has the Nobel. Journalism has the Pulitzer. Environmentalists have the Goldman. The Goldman Prize is the world’s largest award honoring grassroots environmental activists. It’s awarded to six activists every year – one on each continent. Winners are selected by an international jury who receive confidential nominations submitted by a worldwide network of environmental […]

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Downwinders at Risk is proud to be taking part in the first annual Responsible Shale Energy Extraction (RSEE) Symposium & Exposition, happening over two days at this year’s at Fair Park in Dallas, Friday April 21st and Saturday, April 22nd. Climate Change superstar Dr. Katherine Hayhoe, Fracking health-effects lecturer (and Downwinder friend) Dr. Anne Epstein, and […]

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We've got the first three scheduled events for the 2017 version of our Root and Branch Revue nailed down for next month and they all offer a chance for you to contribute to the resistance of the anti-environmental, anti-democratic aganda of the Trump Administration, right out of the box: Tuesday, January 24th   7-9 pm   Angelika Theater […]

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      "SMOG IN DFW" END OF THE 2016 OZONE SEASON:  ALL-STAR UPDATE AND DISCUSSION   THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27th 6-8 PM DREAM CAFE @THE QUADRANGLE 2800 ROUTH STREET #170 DALLAS  (map)   THE FEATURED EARTH DAY TEXAS EDMO EVENT FOR OCTOBER    PARTICIPANTS INCLUDE:  DALLAS CITY COUNCILWOMAN SANDY GREYSON FORMER DALLAS COUNTY JUDGE MARGARET KELIHER DR. ROBERT HALEY, TOXICOLOGIST, UT SOUTHWESTERN DR. DAVID LARY, ATMOSPHERIC […]

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Attention DFW Citizen Scientists and Interested Folk!!   Check out UTD's fleet of drones used for air monitoring and talk to the scientists who use them. See the "real time results" "dashboard" UNT is developing to pair with these drones. Meet our academic partners in establishing a grassroots air network better than anything government is […]

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Only THREE Hours Left to Contribute This "Giving Day," Downwinders is trying to raise $6500 to fund a full 72 hours of airborne investigation by our pollution-sniffing drones. From 6 am to 12 Midnight tonight, contributions of just $25 or more to Downwinders can get matched or expanded by the Communities Foundation of Texas.   ​OUR GOAL: […]

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11 AM  THIS FRIDAY, SEPT 2nd  ENERGY TRANSFER HQ 8111 WESTCHESTER in DALLAS – by the N. Dallas Tollroad (map) The American Indian Movement of Central Texas is sponsoring a protest in support of the increasingly high profile anti- pipeline protest in the Dakota Indian Country in Dallas this Friday. The event is co-sponsored by a host of […]

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In yet another shift away from the state's monopoly on air quality information, breathers in North Texas won't have to rely on the Austin-designed system of local air monitoring much longer. On Sunday, Downwinders at Risk won its category in the Earth Tank competition at Earth Day Texas and brought home $3000 to buy a drone the group will modify to perform its […]

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Release from Dallas County Commissioner Theresa Daniel's office today at 3:30 pm Officials Seek EPA Help in Clean-Up of DFW Smog   Rep. Johnson and Veasey send letter to Agency chief; Commissioner Daniel puts resolution on May 3rd Dallas County Court agenda, say “more progress needed” than current  state air plan delivers. (Dallas)— In an […]

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Notice came on Friday that the Dallas Morning News had finally decided to fill the environmental beat reporter position left vacant by Randy Lee Loftis' departure. The lucky winner was announced via a response to a reader's comment on a story about the Lake Lewisville BLM fracking lease sale.  "This is just one more reason the Morning News needs an environmental […]

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