EE.UU. está por debajo de la mayor parte del mundo en cuanto a legislación sobre contaminación por plásticos

Uno de los mayores contribuyentes a la crisis del plástico todavía no ha aprobado una regulación federal significativa sobre la contaminación por plástico, pero un nuevo proyecto de ley podría cambiar eso.

En los últimos años, países de todo el mundo han puesto en marcha leyes para mitigar la producción y la contaminación por plástico.
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The US falls behind most of the world in plastic pollution legislation

In recent years, countries across the globe have implemented laws to mitigate plastic production and pollution.

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Welcoming EHN’s first Health and Justice fellow: Krystal Vasquez

Kystal Vasquez, a Ph.D. candidate at CalTech studying atmospheric chemistry, is EHN's first Health and Justice fellow, a position designed to operate at the intersection of science, justice, and journalism.

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Indigenous harvest rights still under attack in the upper Great Lakes

In May 2020, Greg Johnson went to Little Saint Germain Lake in northern Wisconsin to spear walleye.

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Fish farming has a plastic problem

Recent research in aquaculture, the farming of fish and other marine organisms, reveals a growing concern: farmed fish contaminated with microplastic particles by way of their feed.

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Southwest US communities and Hispanics most likely to have arsenic-laden water

A new survey shows arsenic levels in public water are disproportionately high in certain U.S. communities, despite national regulatory standards designed to protect people from the harmful chemical.

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Unplugged: Abandoned oil and gas wells leave the ocean floor spewing methane

Out on the deck of a research boat, Tara Yacovitch looked out to the water. In the middle of the Gulf of Mexico, the seascape is peppered with lights. And every light is part of an offshore oil or gas platform.

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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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