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Straws. Bottle caps. Polyester. These are the new targets of California's environmental movement

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Wed, 05/30/2018 - 4:03pm

It took years of activist campaigns to turn the plastic bag into a villain, and hard-fought legislation to reduce its presence in oceans and waterways. Now, environmentalists and lawmakers are deploying similar tactics against a new generation of plastic pollutants.

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Yet Another Dead Whale Is Grave Reminder Of Our Massive Plastic Problem

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Tue, 04/24/2018 - 12:29pm

A sperm whale was found washed ashore dead after swallowing 64 pounds of plastic debris. The male sperm whale was found on the Murcian coast in southern Spain in late February, reminding us how critical plastic waste in the oceans has become.

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Scientists Accidentally Create A Plastic-Eating Enzyme

Published: 
Tue, 04/24/2018 - 11:33am

A Japanese waste dump is an unlikely location for what may be a huge breakthrough in the plastics pollution crisis.

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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch counts 1.8 trillion pieces of trash, mostly plastic

Published: 
Mon, 03/26/2018 - 11:41am

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is getting greater. Twice the size of Texas, the floating mass of about 79,000 metric tons of plastic is up to 16 times larger than previously thought, according to scientists who performed an aerial survey.

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Trump administration kills push to ban bottled water in national parks

Published: 
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.