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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Disinfection dangers: How to avoid viruses without exposing yourself to toxics

COVID-19 has all of us cleaning more—but the products designed to kill viruses and bacteria can have dangerous health impacts. Here's how to scrub safely.

Algoma Steel workers allege company had ‘full knowledge’ of exposure to lethal, cancer-causing chemicals

Employees and the union allege minimal enforcement by Ontario's Ministry of Labour is to blame for lax oversight at a plant already linked to cross-border air pollution in the region.

Solar power on the rise at US schools

Report finds an 81% increase in K-12 schools using solar power over the last 5 years.

Microplastics in farm soils: A growing concern

Researchers say that more microplastics pollution is getting into farm soil than oceans—and these tiny bits are showing up in our fruits, veggies, and bodies.

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An exclusive look at important research just over the horizon that promises to impact our health and the environment

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