Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Tag: plastic pollution

Citizen scientists track how plastic pollution impacts birds

To get a big-picture perspective on the plastics that plague beaches, scientists team up with volunteers along the California Coast.

China to ban single-use plastics

The Chinese government recently announced a sweeping anti-plastics campaign.

LNG, plastics and other gas industry plans would add climate pollution...

“In short, reported emissions from oil, natural gas, and chemical infrastructure have increased in recent years, and new infrastructure that is still in the pipeline has the potential to increase emissions even more.”

Welcome to 2020: 8 important environmental stories to follow this year

From the extinction crisis to plastic pollution and the 2020 election, these are some of the stories we expect to dominate headlines in the year ahead.

Thailand starts off new year with plastic bag ban

“It’s not going to be easy to change the way of thinking and behavior of those people.”

Peruvian innovators launch banana leaf biodegradable dishes to combat plastic consumption

Chewa Plant aims to manufacture and commercialize the disposable dishes to help reduce plastic consumption and the pollution it causes.

Global audit reports just how much pollution giants like Coca-Cola and...

Break Free From Plastic bins to end global plastic pollution by identifying these giant polluters and making them accountable.

Toy company Hasbro to ditch plastic packaging

The Rhode-Island based toy manufacturer, Hasbro has just announced it will begin the process of eliminating plastic packaging from their products in...

U.S. government reports: ‘It is raining plastic’

After analyzing rainwater samples collected from the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, the U.S. Interior Department recently released a study concluding that microscopic...

Sea turtles are mistaking plastic pollution for food

"Research like this helps us understand what sea turtles are eating, and whether certain kinds of plastic are being ingested more than others."

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New study shows Medicare for All will save Americans billions and prevent thousands of...

This study helps quiet several attacks made on Medicare for All from the private healthcare industry.

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"If this reporting is correct, then there needs to be accountability at the DNC."
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Video reveals mother of 5 starving to death in jail cell

"...since this incident, our employees have received comprehensive training in crisis intervention.”

Former State Dept employee sentenced to 7 years in prison for accepting bribes

“This is a tragedy for you, for your family, for the government."