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Trump administration kills push to ban bottled water in national parks

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Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:56am

The Trump administration’s latest environmental rollback is an unusual one, but with a familiar feature: It benefits big business.

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Products with plastic microbeads to be banned under new California law

Published: 
Mon, 10/12/2015 (All day)

Gov. Jerry Brown approved measure Thursday that will ban exfoliating microbeads in personal care products.

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8 Trillion Reasons to Ditch Microbeads

Published: 
Mon, 09/21/2015 (All day)

Toothpaste, body wash, and facial cleansers—if you use any of the hundreds of personal care products that contain microbeads, you’re contributing to the estimated 8 trillion tiny plastic spheres entering aquatic habitats in the United States every day. Need a little help wrapping your head around exactly what that amount of microbeads looks like? According to a new report released Friday from a group of scientists from seven colleges and universities, it’s enough to cover 300 tennis courts every day.

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Put Down That Face Scrub—It Just Released 100,000 Plastic Particles Into the Ocean

Published: 
Tue, 09/01/2015 (All day)

Go to a beach cleanup, and you’ll find that cigarette butts are one of the most abundant items polluting the marine environment.

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'Great Pacific Garbage Patch' Larger Than Researchers Expected

Published: 
Mon, 08/18/2014 (All day)
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Water

A six-week expedition to check out floating trash in the Pacific Ocean returns to Southern California after traveling more than 3,300 miles with some disturbing results.