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New Report: Highly hazardous pesticides in the Pacific

New Report: Highly hazardous pesticides in the Pacific

This report is a result of research undertaken by the non-government organisations National Toxics Network, PAN Aotearoa New Zealand, and PAN Asia Pacific and is the first step in helping Pacific island countries and territories identify highly hazardous pesticides (HHPs) in use and as a starting point to help develop a strategy for their phase(…)

Burning Biomass for Energy: A Fast Track to Climate Change and Adverse Health Impacts

Burning Biomass for Energy: A Fast Track to Climate Change and Adverse Health Impacts

Misdirected subsidies to the biomass industry undermine genuine clean, safe renewable energy solutions. The Australian Government’s support and promotion, including taxpayer funded renewable energy subsidies and grants for this industry, cannot be justified by the science. Detailed research into comprehensive carbon accounting and life-cycle assessment (LCA) reveals that biomass energy in Australia does not provide(…)

New toxic time bomb: Contaminants in marine plastic pollution

New toxic time bomb: Contaminants in marine plastic pollution

The United Nations Environment Program called marine plastics the “new toxic time- bomb”. Marine plastic is not only entangling and drowning wildlife, it is being mistaken for food and ingested along with its toxic contaminants. Marine plastics and in particular microplastics, provide a global transport medium for the most toxic chemicals into the marine food(…)

Latest National Pollution Inventory data reveals Curtis Island LNG plant is belching out massive amounts of toxic air pollutants

Latest National Pollution Inventory data reveals Curtis Island LNG plant is belching out massive amounts of toxic air pollutants

The latest data from the National Pollution Inventory (NPI) confirms that Australian families continue to be exposed to serious immediate, long-term and trans-generational health risks from increasing levels of toxic air pollution from unconventional gas (UG) activities. Many thousands of tonnes of dangerous chemicals are being pumped into the air and breathed in by vulnerable(…)

Public Letter to President Hernandez of Honduras

Public Letter to President Hernandez of Honduras

In solidarity, NTN, together with over 50 international organisations has signed this public letter to President Hernandez of Honduras to express our shock and concern over the recent killing of environmental activist and head of the indigenous rights group COPINH. We are demanding an international investigation into the circumstances around Mrs Caceres death and guaranteed(…)