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Plastic has become ubiquitous on store shelves and in our homes. From wrapped food and disposable bottles to microbeads in body washes, it’s used widely as packaging or in products because it’s versatile, cheap, and convenient. But this convenience comes with a price.
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Less than 10% of questions were about climate change at CNN's two-night debate in Detroit

Out of 242 total questions from CNN's moderators, just 23 focused on the climate crisis
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How broadcast TV networks covered climate change in 2018

For this study, Media Matters examined 2018 news coverage of climate change on broadcast TV networks, counting and analyzing segments devoted to climate change.

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Here are two big things that were wrong with climate change coverage in 2018

Major outlets reported too little on climate change driving extreme weather and too much on Trump, two analyses find.

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Here are some of the dumbest right-wing media takes on the Green New Deal

Right-wing media figures and outlets have been freaking out over the Green New Deal and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over the last couple of months.

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Sunday show coverage of climate change in 2018 was a disaster

Less than 6 percent of episodes on the major Sunday shows discussed global warming, and some of them included climate deniers
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National broadcast TV news mentioned climate change in less than 4 percent of California wildfire coverage

While ABC, CBS, and NBC again dropped the ball, local TV news programs in California brought up climate change numerous times during wildfire reporting
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In the Arctic, increased vessel traffic brings concerns over pollution

As vessel traffic continues to increase through the northern Bering Sea and Bering Strait region of Alaska concerns are mounting that the waste produced by these ships could cause significant harm on this highly productive marine ecosystem and the people who live here.

Reporter for conservative paper says Pruitt’s EPA put “extreme pressure” on him to “be their lickspittle”

Wash. Examiner's John Siciliano spoke on a panel about how EPA pushes right-wing media to generate favorable coverage.

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Pruitt gives exclusive interview to conservative Sinclair TV empire

Sinclair's Boris Epshteyn provides Pruitt with a friendly platform from which to push back against scandals
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Key Fox shows are ignoring the network’s damning interview with Scott Pruitt

Ed Henry’s interview received more coverage on MSNBC prime time than Fox News prime time
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Survey of environmental journalists reveals good and bad news about local climate reporting

A new survey of environmental journalists finds strong interest in reporting on the local impacts of climate change, but a number of factors are making it difficult for rep
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Climate journalism focuses too much on Trump and not enough on extreme weather, new reports find

Way too often the focus is on Trump himself instead of the ways his administration's moves will affect millions of Americans and others around the world. 
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2017 was a terrible year of climate disasters -- and too many media outlets failed to tell the story

From hurricanes to heat waves to wildfires and beyond, 2017 has been a terrifying year of disasters in the U.S. And too many media outlets have missed a key part of the sto
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Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

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Picking ingredients for a better lifestyle.

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