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Plastic industry braces for ‘astronomical’ PFAS lawsuits

As the dangers of PFAS become more widely known, plastic manufacturers face a surge in lawsuits that could rival the asbestos litigation of the past.

New study reveals microplastics’ alarming journey from everyday items to human...

The extensive reach of these particles beyond the gut and into critical body tissues, raises significant concerns particularly for the most vulnerable: Our children.

Groundbreaking study exposes plastic pollution’s deep ocean graveyard

The investigation reveals that the ocean floor is besieged by up to 11 million tons of plastic waste, a figure that dwarfs the quantity observed on the water's surface.

Study reveals plastic pollution and global heating entwined in destructive cycle

The comprehensive study sheds light on the mutually reinforcing relationship that contributes to the degradation of materials and the leaching of harmful chemicals into the biosphere.

New report makes case against Big Oil and plastic industry for...

A decades-long campaign about the recyclability of plastics despite internal knowledge contrary to its claims lays out a foundation for potential lawsuits.

New study finds detectable plastic fragments in bottled water that invade...

A new study explored the world of nanoplastics and their presence in bottled drinking water.

New report calls out chemical recycling as a ‘false solution’ to...

“I think the [plastics] industry is relying on confusing people, starting with what is it, and what do you call it.”

LAX bans sale of single-use plastic water bottles

This is the first step in making its airports zero waste by 2045 following the Sustainability Action Plan passed by Los Angeles World Airports in 2021.

The impact of plastic on human health

We know that plastic is choking the planet. But it could be killing us, too.

A global plastics treaty can end the Age of Plastic

This indigenous worldview can lead treaty negotiations, creating systems that are less demanding of our planet and value nature over profit.

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Clooney, Holt, and others push ageist tropes against Biden instead of addressing Project 2025

George Clooney pushed ageist tropes against Biden in New York Times. Then Lester Holt and others piled up as well, instead of whistleblowing Project 2025.

Billionaire-backed JD Vance claims working class support despite anti-labor record

Vance accepted the party’s vice-presidential nomination with promises to champion the interests of everyday Americans.

Groundbreaking study highlights urgent need to protect global forest carbon sinks

Published in Nature, the study underscores the importance of global forests in absorbing carbon dioxide and calls for immediate action to protect these ecosystems.

‘Largest IT outage in history’ causes global chaos: Flights grounded, hospitals and banks disrupted

As the global community grapples with the aftermath of what is being termed the largest IT outage in history, the focus remains on restoring normalcy and addressing the vulnerabilities exposed by this incident.

Dear Democrats—change the message! Please!

Ideally this can be resolved by the Democrats engaging in focused strategic and tactical consideration with one over-riding goal: How to retain the White House and Senate and win back the House.