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TRAIN Act Colossal Waste of Money, Attempt to Delay Regulations 21.9.2100 Union of Concerned Scientists
The House is expected to take up a bill today, called the TRAIN Act, which would waste $2 million of taxpayer money by mandating redundant cost-benefit analyses of environmental and health regulations.
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Vladimir Putin Defends Rights of Protesters As Activist Is Jailed for 3.5 Years for Hitting Police Officer With a Garbage Can 5.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Anti-government protesters have been marching against a ban on some opposition parties in the upcoming Moscow city parliament elections.
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One Very Bad Habit Is Fueling the Global Recycling Meltdown 30.8.2019 Mother Jones
If you’re like me, you’ve looked at a paper coffee cup or an empty tube of toothpaste and thought, “Is this recyclable?” before tossing it in the recycling bin, hoping someone, somewhere, would sort it out. People in the waste management industry call this habit “wishcycling.” According to Marian Chertow, director of the Solid Waste […]
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Illegal cannabis farms still scarring public lands, two years after Prop. 64 29.8.2019 LA Times: Environment

Nearly two years after California voters approved Prop. 64, illegal marijuana grows are continuing in the state's national forests, predominantly the work of Mexican drug traffickers.

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California implements revolutionary new utility model for gas leaks 22.8.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
California implements revolutionary new utility model for gas leaks
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Op-Ed: California is leading a pro-worker resistance 15.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Partnerships between labor and the environmental movement in California could be models for rebuilding worker power elsewhere in the nation.

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Hoping to get a nickel for that can? With California's recycling crisis, good luck 14.8.2019 LA Times: Environment

When California's largest operator of recycling redemption centers, RePlanet, went out of business last week, the state suddenly lost nearly one-fifth of its redemption centers in one day.

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Environmental groups move to sue South Bay refinery over mishandling of hazardous waste 7.8.2019 LA Times: Environment

Environmental groups move to sue Phillips 66 South Bay refinery for violating hazardous waste laws.

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San Francisco Airport to Ban Sale of Bottled Water, Per New City Ordinance 3.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The San Francisco International Airport will ban the sale of water in plastic bottles on Aug. 20, per a new city ordinance.
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EPA Wants Coal Plants to Use More Arsenic-laden Waste That Could Pollute Water, Activists Warn: 'A Disgrace to Everything the EPA Stands For' 31.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Environmental groups say the decision was purely political and could result in the contamination of water supplies.
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5 lessons from China's push to increase domestic recycling 30.7.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Public-private partnerships and education are central to its plans.
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From Amsterdam to Zagreb, 3 steps to transition to a circular economy for cities 26.7.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
A new report on circular policies illuminates major opportunities for governments and people.
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San Francisco law restricts restaurants from offering customers disposable foodware 13.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

San Francisco restaurants are no longer allowed to offer customers plastic utensils or disposable food accessories with their orders.

If customers would like chopsticks, napkins, beverage lids and sleeves, stirrers and straws, they will have to request them with their purchase. That goes for takeout,...

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Can climate change be made simple enough to solve? 2.7.2019 GreenBiz.com
If people don’t believe a problem is solvable, they’re more likely to deny the problem’s existence. How do we overcome that?
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7 ways for cities to slash plastic pollution 18.6.2019 GreenBiz.com
Let's send community cleanup days to the trash heap.
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At fashion's big gathering, calls for inclusivity and circularity 18.6.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Could we work towards a circular fashion system by deepening our understanding of the positive impact realizable on humans across the industry?
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5 things we learned about urban transformation 11.6.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
The participants in the WRI Ross Prize for Cities showed how innovative new visions for cities' futures can be.
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EDF, Allies Ask Court to Reinstate BLM Protections against Wasting Natural Gas on Public and Tribal Land 10.6.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
EDF, Allies Ask Court to Reinstate BLM Protections against Wasting Natural Gas on Public and Tribal Land
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Gabriel Halimi wants to make sure you never waste a drop of water 9.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Gabriel Halimi, 37, is chief executive of Flo Technologies Inc., a Culver City company that he founded with his father, Henry, who invented the firm’s central device. Flo’s smart detector connects to a home’s main water supply line and employs proprietary AI technology to monitor use and determine...

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California has to stop thinking small in the fight against plastic trash 8.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

There’s no doubt that the tiny plastic shampoo and lotion bottles provided to hotel customers are extravagantly wasteful. At most, they contain enough product for a couple of uses before they are tossed. But they represent just a small drop in the ocean-sized environmental disaster of single-use...

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