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All Backchannels Entries Tagged 'pollution'

Enduring Effects of the Bhopal Disaster

Reflections / Rahul Mukherjee

title The Bhopal disaster remains present in the lives of Indian "chemical publics."

A Missing Link in Making Meaning from Air Monitoring?

Projects / Gwen Ottinger, Drexel University

title Gwen Ottinger discusses how data about the air quality of neighborhoods closest to oil refineries can be better harnessed by community activists.

How the Ocean Cleanup Array Fundamentally Misunderstands Marine Plastics and Causes Harm

Reflections / Max Liboiron

title The road to hell is paved with good intentions. The Ocean Cleanup array, designed to clean plastics from the ocean like a baleen whale, is one of these good intentions: experts in marine plastics, including myself, say it’s a bad idea.Technological fixes like the Array do harm to the larger project of ending plastic pollution, which is a complex social, environmental, and economic problem. It is also going to damage and kill marine life.