Several chemicals found in everyday use products including plastic and electronics are lowering fertility in men, women and even some non-human species. Shanna Swan, a leading environmental and reproductive epidemiologist who has authored the book “Count Down” on the subject,…
By PBS NewsHour
Researchers carried out a study in Trinidad and Tobago that applied economic principles to the island nation's plastics management challenge.
By Clyde Eiríkur Hull, Eric Williams, The Conversation
In our news wrap Monday, Iraq's prime minister ordered his nation's army to leave a Baghdad neighborhood where dozens of protesters were killed or wounded this weekend. Also, a federal judge rejected President Trump's refusal to release his tax returns…
Trump visited Shell's soon-to-be completed Pennsylvania Petrochemicals Complex, which will turn the area's vast natural gas deposits into plastics. The facility, which critics claim will become the largest air polluter in western Pennsylvania, is being built in an area hungry…
By Associated Press
Democratic Gov. Janet Mills signed the bill Monday with the goal of limiting plastic pollution.
From Vancouver to Halifax, plastic plates, plastic bags and plastic straws may be on their way out. But critics say other products are problems too.
By Rob Gillies, Associated Press
The specific items to be banned will be determined based on a science-based review, but the government is considering items such as water bottles, plastic bags and straws.
By Vicky Stein
Three years in the ocean wasn’t enough to break down a "biodegradable" bag.
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