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 Vicky Stein
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 Rob Gillies, Associated Press
From 1962 to 1971, the American military sprayed vast areas of Vietnam with Agent Orange, leaving dioxin contamination that has severely affected the health of three generations of Vietnamese. Now, the U.S. and Vietnamese governments have joined together in a…
By George Black, Yale Environment 360
The Netherlands has become a global leader in implementing the tenets of a “circular economy,” a radical new approach to sustainable living that focuses on reducing consumption, minimizing waste and reusing nearly everything. As Jeffrey Brown reports, some Dutch companies…
By Jeffrey Brown
By Seth Borenstein, Christina Larson, Associated Press
The sixth Global Environment Outlook indicates environmental problems are making things more dangerous for people.
By Matthew Brown, Associated Press
That torrent is poisoning aquatic life and tainting drinking water sources in Montana, California, Colorado, Oklahoma and at least five other states.
By Courtney Vinopal
A 1994 report was a wake-up call that hospitals needed to rethink their environmental footprint, especially since health care is “the one sector of our economy that has healing as its mission.”…
Rats could get access to an all-you-can-eat buffet of garbage during the government shutdown as uncollected trash piles up.
The Trump administration is partially rolling back an Obama-era rule on mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants, saying the health benefits of restricting mercury, which causes birth defects, brain damage and learning disabilities, are outweighed by the regulation's cost. The…
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