Brian Bienkowski

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Starbucks will eliminate all PFAS in its packaging

The international coffee company says it will eliminate PFAS from all US packaging by the end of 2022, and in stores abroad in 2023.

Starbucks earlier this month announced its first commitment to eliminate harmful PFAS chemicals in its food packaging in both the U.S. and abroad, joining other large companies in banning the toxics.

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Get BPA out of food packaging, US health professionals tell feds

Get BPA out of food packaging, US health professionals tell feds

With Europe moving to all but ban BPA from food packaging products, the U.S. needs to do the same, a coalition of doctors and scientists said in a petition today.

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Lead ammo hampers the bald eagle rebound in the Northeast US

While bald eagle populations have slowly recovered since the pesticide DDT was banned in 1972, toxic lead ammo has reduced population growth by 4% to 6% annually in the Northeast U.S., according to a new study.

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Americans agree on something: Get single-use plastics out of our national parks

About 82% of U.S. voters support stopping the sale of single-use plastics at national parks, according to a poll released today by the non-profit Oceana.

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Agents of Change: New fellows focused on justice and diversity in science

The Agents of Change in Environmental Justice program is excited to announce our third group of fellows.

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Moving forward after four years of fights and falsehoods

What the hell just happened?

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Dirty air and lost pregnancies in South Asia

More than 349,000 lost pregnancies each year in South Asia are linked to excessive air pollution, according to a new study in The Lancet Planetary Healthjournal.

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Major oil and gas companies join program to cut methane emissions

Dozens of the top oil and gas companies in the world—including Shell, BP and Total—agreed this week to better track and reduce their methane emissions.

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