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By Paul Solman
The dozens of dives that concluded this week were part of a first-of-its-kind effort to learn more about the source and potential harm caused by plastics and other pollutants in the storied alpine lake on the California-Nevada line.
By Scott Sonner, Associated Press
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the phrase “essential workers” tends to bring to mind first responders and hospital staff. But a key function of American society is collecting garbage to keep our communities clean. PBS station WTTW in Chicago is producing…
Rats could get access to an all-you-can-eat buffet of garbage during the government shutdown as uncollected trash piles up.
By Jamie Leventhal
The world produces 3.5 million tons of garbage every day, a number that is increasing. For a recent story in the Washington Post, “Drowning in Garbage,” reporter Kadir van Lohuizen traveled to six major cities around the world to see…
By PBS NewsHour
By Larisa Epatko
When part of the Ghazipur landfill fell into the canal, it caused a large wave to wash over a nearby road, sweeping a car, two motorcycles and a scooter into the rushing water of the canal.
In a little more than a week, a recovering Paris will host world leaders for the next UN climate change conference. They hope to come to agreements on how to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Paris itself is innovating one way…
By News Desk
https://twitter.com/sbeaugeAFP/status/474132836291989504/ The United Nation’s version of Earth Day, World Environment Day, occurs annually on June 5 and encourages “worldwide awareness and action for the environment.” First celebrated in 1973, a different country hosts each year. Barbados hosts this year…
On a day when a major storm ripped through New Orleans, damaging neighborhoods still struggling to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina's devastation, Guest Essayist Chris Rose reflects on the bumpy road to recovery.
As incumbent Rep. Jim Gerlach, R-Pa., and Democrat Lois Murphy battle in a suburban Philadelphia race seen as many as a bellwether in the fight for control of the House, analysts say the race may be decided not by war…
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