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Traditional plastics are bad. So what is the best alternative? Startups are using innovative bioplastic material to create truly biodegradable products; and one is being widely regarded as the future of alternative plastic.

Nonprofit organizations MADE SAFE and Plastic Pollution Coalition released the new Healthy Pregnancy Guideto help parents-to-be navigate the challenges of making healthier living choices for babies and the planet.

A coalition of groups in Cape Cod is pressing local and state officials to consider installing a new kind of septic system that they say would curb the vast majority of nitrogen that leaks from traditional systems.
The United States and the Allegheny County Health Department on Monday sued U.S. Steel over repeated pollution allegations at its Edgar Thomson plant in Braddock from 2016 and 2017.