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March 30, 2017 Environment
Photo: Kevin Dooley / Flickr

Our Plastic World: Policy and Legislation

By: Nick Marinoff

This is the third piece in a three-part series about recycling and the efforts of the Plasticity Forum. By now, you likely know a thing or two about Plasticity Forum. As...

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March 28, 2017 Environment
Microplastics. (Photo: 5 Gyres Institute)

Solving Plastic Pollution, One Piece at a Time

By: 5 Gyres Institute

By Haley Jain Haggerstone Maybe you’ve heard about the giant floating island of plastic in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Or the news that scientists recently determined that, by...

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March 27, 2017 Environment
Heavy Haze from burning peatland and forest hovers over Indonesia and Southeast Asia. (Photo: NASA Earth Observatory)

Innovators Tackle Indonesia's Peat Problem

By: Nithin Coca

Protecting Indonesia's peatlands – which form some of the densest carbon stocks in the world – is crucial to meeting global climate goals. After years of neglect, some of the...

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March 24, 2017 Environment
A plastic cup, designed to be recycled and eventually reused, has instead been tossed to the ground, where it becomes pollution. (Photo: Simone Smith / Flickr)

Our Plastic World: Designed for Reuse, But Often Tossed Aside

By: Nick Marinoff

This is the second piece in a three-part series about recycling and the efforts of the Plasticity Forum. Last week, we introduced you to the Plasticity Forum, an organization that...

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March 16, 2017 Environment
Photo: Jeff Pantukhoff / Spectral Q

South Central Farm Restoration Committee Rallies to #BuyBackTheFarm

By: Linda Piera-Avila

In 2006, the South Central Farm (SCF) was a flourishing oasis in the heart of Los Angeles until bulldozers razed the land, displacing hundreds of farmers and leaving a scar...

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March 16, 2017 Environment

Clean Water Needs EPA

By: Marc Yaggi

Reposted with permission from Waterkeeper Alliance On the spring day of April 22, 1970, more than 20 million Americans took to the streets to demand clean water, clean air, and...

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March 16, 2017 Environment
Lighters and other plastic pollution litter Midway Island. (Photo: Kris Krug / Flickr)

Our Plastic World: Promoting Sustainability Through a Circular Economy

By: Nick Marinoff

This is the first piece in a three-part series about recycling and the efforts of the Plasticity Forum. Plastic is everywhere: in our homes, our offices, our schools – we...

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March 7, 2017 Environment
Plastic pollution in Singapore. (Photo: vaidehi shah / Flickr)

Progress in the Fight Against Plastic Pollution

By: Tiffany Paige

I had the opportunity to talk to two incredible women fighting the battle against plastic pollution: Lisa Kaas Boyle and Dianna Cohen. They are co-founders of the Plastic Pollution Coalition...

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March 3, 2017 Environment

Saving Half the Earth in Bhutan

By: Michael Buckley

How Bhutan aims to become the greenest nation on the planet: four reasons why Bhutan’s ecosystems and dazzling biodiversity remain intact—and one damn reason that threatens this integrity… Radical times—climate-changing...

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March 2, 2017 Environment
Photo: Joke Baert / Amazon Watch

Why We Rise and Resist for the Amazon

By: Leila Salazar-Lopez

Just a few weeks ago, I was in deep in the Amazon visiting our indigenous partners the Sápara and the Kichwa of Sarayaku with a small group of Amazon Watch...

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March 1, 2017 Environment

Infographic: Palm Oil's Pernicious Effects

By: Guest Author

Your favorite pizza dough, detergent, lipstick, chocolate, and biodiesel have something in common: Most of these products contain palm oil. Palm oil comes from the fruit on tropical oil palm...

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February 28, 2017 Environment

The Grief for Gunny

By: Rocky Mountain Wild

Never, in recent memory, has the political climate been more perilous for a poor, rare bird, on the Endangered Species list. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced two bills to weaken...

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February 24, 2017 Environment
An Oscar award. (Photo: Davidlohr Bueso / Flickr)

And the Environmental Oscar Goes To...

By: Belinda Waymouth

Red carpets are ready to roll, the gold statues have been polished—and speculation goes on as we await this year’s Academy Award winners. You may have read critics’ hot takes,...

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February 24, 2017 Environment
Actors Jane Fonda and Jeff Bridges attend the 14th Annual Global Green Pre-Oscar Party at TAO Hollywood on February 22, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Global Green)

Eco-Friendly Celebs Tout Standing Rock Sioux, Activism at Global Green’s Pre-Oscar Party

By: Jedamiah Wolf

“In the 60’s there was all this flower power stuff, then it was like, what happened to that? Turns out we’ve all gone to seed and now we’re coming back...

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February 15, 2017 Business
A rendering of the Nanjing Vertical Forest currently under construction in China. (Image: Stefano Boeri Architecture)

5 Futuristic Innovations For a Greener World

By: Nick Marinoff

Green technology has helped our economy move forward. It’s given us jobs, new ideas, and reinstated our spirit of invention. But sometimes, green gadgets come in odd and unique forms....

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February 7, 2017 Environment
EPA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. (Photo: EPA / Flickr)

5 Ways the EPA Has Made America Great

By: Erica Wohldmann

Born in the late 1970's, I am among the first generation of Americans who would never know life without an Environmental Protection Agency — at least that’s what I thought...

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February 2, 2017 Environment

Pruitt Will Help Dismantle Our Environmental Protections

By: Marc Yaggi

Reposted with permission from Waterkeeper Alliance This morning, Republican Senators on the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee green-lit Scott Pruitt as EPA Administrator despite objection from all of the...

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January 26, 2017 Environment
Beachgoers in Los Angeles rely on EPA-funded water quality tests. (Photo: Ana Paula Hiram / Flickr)

A Big Chill for the EPA

By: Heal the Bay

By Matthew King These are strange and unsettled times in Washington, D.C. Many conservatives and populists are euphoric about the promise of a new administration, while progressives grow increasingly pessimistic...

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