For this village in India, sustainability is rooted in tradition

“They want to drink from bamboo because it’s the original plastic.” A grassroots industry is emerging from a generations-old practice.
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Plastic Pollution

Florida legislative committee does flip-flop on plastic straw ban

A Florida Senate committee approved a bill that, instead of taking aim at plastic straw use, puts a five-year moratorium on locally enacted bans on plastic straws. Environmentalists cry foul.
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Toxics

Plastic straws now officially banned in D.C.

Plastic straws pollute rivers and oceans and harm wildlife. D.C. is now the second city in the nation to ban them.
Toxics

McDonald's is ditching plastic straws in Australia, too

One week after Starbucks announced it would phase out plastic straws by 2020, McDonald's has unveiled similar plans to phase them out in Australia by the same year.

Originals

The sad, ugly fate of our plastic trash in the ocean

Sea turtles of all species are succumbing to a rising wave of trash in oceans and on beaches, according to a global survey of plastic marine pollution conducted by researchers at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom.

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Researchers, doctors call for regulators to reassess safety of taking acetaminophen during pregnancy

The painkiller, taken by half of pregnant women worldwide, could be contributing to rising rates of reproductive system problems and neurodevelopmental disorders like ADHD and autism.

LISTEN: Azmal Hossan on the sociology of climate crises in South Asia

"If we look at the rate of carbon emissions, most is emitted by the developed and industrialized countries, but the problem is poor countries like Bangladesh are the main sufferers."

Op-ed: We don’t have time for another fossil fuel bridge

Those holding up carbon capture and hydrogen as new climate solutions are leading us down the wrong path.

Ocean plastic pollution

Too much plastic is ending up in the ocean — and making its way back onto our dinner plates.

Climate storytelling: Creativity and imagination in the face of bleak realities

Working with youth writers on a climate-fiction screenplay has opened my eyes to the power of the arts in confronting environmental crises.

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