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Sunday, December 9, 2018

Tag: plastic pollution

New global study confirms microplastic found in nearly all species of...

"Our society's addiction to throwaway plastic is fueling a global environmental crisis that must be tackled at source."

Australia cuts 80% of its plastic bag use in just three...

Internationally there are 32 countries that have plastic bag bans in place.

Microplastics accumulate in bodies of shellfish within hours, new study reveals

“Understanding whether plastic particles are absorbed across biological membranes and accumulate within internal organs is critical for assessing the risk these particles pose to both organism and human health."

Report finds microplastics in more than 90% of table salt

People could be ingesting approximately 2,000 microplastics each year through commercial salt alone without knowing how harmful the effects could be.

Progressive Briefing for Wednesday, October 10

Judge throws out felony charges against climate deniers, the top immigrant-friendly cities in the United States, Nikki Haley resigns as UN ambassador, and more.

10 worst plastic polluting companies found by global cleanups

In the U.S. specifically, a total of 70 cleanups determined that Nestlé, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola were the worst corporate plastic polluters, in that order.

California becomes first state to regulate plastic straws

The law, which will enter into force Jan. 1, prohibits restaurants from providing straws unless a customer requests one. It covers only sit-down eateries, not fast food restaurants, delis or coffee shops.

New study finds mosquitoes could spread microplastics

A new study concluded that "plastic is contaminating almost every corner of the environment and its ecosystems."

Tons of plastic trash enter the Great Lakes every year –...

According to recent estimates, over 8 million tons of plastic enter the oceans every year.

Progressive Briefing for Friday, August 24

Congressman and his wife plead not guilty to campaign spending charges, Kroger to phase out plastic bags, and more.

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Here are the 19 companies that have laid people off after fighting for the...

More than half of the coalition of companies that fought for slashing the corporate tax rate have made layoffs since the GOP tax bill's enactment.

Demand an end to the taxation of Social Security benefits

And no fix they come up with should come out of the pockets of workers or retirees.

Third police officer sentenced to prison for framing black males

“These three police officers from Biscayne Park disgraced themselves and damaged the public’s trust in law enforcement."

Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are pushing a bold new plan to tackle climate...

For the first time in recent memory, there is a growing clarion call for a response that goes beyond the limits imposed by our economic system.

An Elkhart police officer was convicted of drunken driving — then the chief promoted...

Last year, Chief Ed Windbigler said he doubted the case against the officer would stick. After the officer pleaded guilty, the chief didn’t discipline him. This year, Windbigler promoted him to detective without telling an oversight board.

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