"We're seeing EPA trying to cut science out of the process."
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.
Ten out of the world's 19 killer whale populations were rapidly dwindling, the study found.
"Indeed, the near- and long-term health benefits of cleaner and more efficient energy use are one of the best co-benefits of tackling climate change, as we will lead healthier and longer lives."
According to recent estimates, over 8 million tons of plastic enter the oceans every year.
1.6 billion tons of food worth around $1.2 trillion are lost or wasted every year and the problem is only getting worse.
The decision came after a federal appeals court sided with green groups that sought to block the "irresponsible and dangerous" policy.
Contrary to some environmentalists’ fears, putting a price on natural resources has encouraged decision-makers to recognize that natural capital is finite.
Over the past century it has become increasingly hard to protect the parks from impacts of human activities outside their boundaries.