HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf said Tuesday that he supports legislation that extends millions of dollars in tax breaks to turn natural gas into fertilizer and other chemicals as it speeds through the Legislature after emerging from closed-door negotiations with top Republican lawmakers.
More than 200,000 tonnes of tiny plastic particles are blown from roads into the oceans every year, according to research.
Lead scientist Katie Hayden plans to publish recommendations for products people can use that don't have the harmful chemicals, which are called endocrine-disrupting compounds.
Until recently it was possible to imagine the end of plastic, but COVID-19 has changed the game. Since the pandemic started, there has been a significant increase in plastic waste.
Environmental activists opposing a plastics manufacturing facility in Louisiana have been booked with a felony for "terrorizing" an oil and gas lobbyist by delivering a box of plastic pellets found as pollution in bays on the Texas coast.
Scientists have found bits of polystyrene in the guts of tiny, soil-dwelling organisms in the Antarctic, raising concern that microplastics pollution has already "deeply" entered the world's most remote land-based food systems.
More than 100 scientists will publish a signed statement on Monday to reassure the public that reusable containers are safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This plastics company is trying to stop Black residents from visiting a slave burial site on Juneteenth
The average person swallows a credit-card-sized amount of plastic each week.
Four of the fellows who participated in the program this year will discuss their ongoing research, activism, and experiences with publishing their ideas in the public sphere.
With job loss and stifled development in the renewable energy sector, economists, politicians, and advocates say policy action is necessary to stay on track.