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Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 02:32 PM CDT

China's Ban on Scrap Imports a Boon to US Recycling Plants

China's Ban on Scrap Imports a Boon to US Recycling Plants

The halt on China's imports of wastepaper and plastic that has disrupted U.S. recycling programs has also spurred investment in American plants that process recyclables. U.S. paper mills are expanding capacity...

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 10:15 AM CDT

‘Perfect Storm’: Ticks Flourish, Lyme Cases Spike As Temperatures Rise

‘Perfect Storm’: Ticks Flourish, Lyme Cases Spike As Temperatures Rise

Ticks and the diseases they carry are on the move, rapidly expanding into new territories once considered inhospitable. While many factors are to blame, the U.S. government affirmed with "high confidence" in a...

Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 07:39 AM CDT

2020 Hopeful Inslee Touts $9T Climate Plan as Economic Boom

2020 Hopeful Inslee Touts $9T Climate Plan as Economic Boom

Democratic presidential candidate Jay Inslee is pitching a $9 trillion-plus climate action plan that he touts as an economic renaissance and scientific necessity, putting the Washington governor at the forefront...

Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 06:55 AM CDT

Many Online Climate Change Lessons Are Actually Junk

Many Online Climate Change Lessons Are Actually Junk

When science teacher Diana Allen set out to teach climate change, a subject she'd never learned in school, she fell into a rabbit's hole of misinformation: Many resources presented online as educational material...

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 01:07 PM CDT

Carbon Dioxide Reaches Levels Not Seen in 3 Million Years

Carbon Dioxide Reaches Levels Not Seen in 3 Million Years

This weekend, Earth's atmosphere had a concentration of carbon dioxide last seen more than 3 million years ago, before humans had evolved, NBC News reported. The greenhouse gas was detected at 415 parts per...

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 06:32 AM CDT

Is Sea Rise Wrecking Coastal Home Values? The Answer: Maybe

Is Sea Rise Wrecking Coastal Home Values? The Answer: Maybe

For sale: waterfront property with sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean. Waves erode beach regularly. Flooding gets worse every year. Saltwater damage to lawn. Asking price: anyone's guess. Some research...

Monday, May 13, 2019 at 05:47 PM CDT

NYC Mayor Holds Green New Deal Rally in Trump Tower's Lobby

NYC Mayor Holds Green New Deal Rally in Trump Tower's Lobby

Mayor Bill de Blasio scheduled a rally Monday morning at President Donald Trump’s doorsteps — right in the lobby of Trump Tower — to promote the city's Green New Deal which aims to make the city carbon-neutral...

Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 12:08 PM CDT

UN: Plastic Waste Pact Approved With US Among Few Holdouts

UN: Plastic Waste Pact Approved With US Among Few Holdouts

Almost every country in the world has agreed on a legally binding framework for reducing polluting plastic waste, with the United States a notable exception, United Nations environmental officials said...

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 02:46 PM CDT

Solar for All? Removing Financial Obstacles to Green Energy

Solar for All? Removing Financial Obstacles to Green Energy

Washington, D.C., Connecticut, Illinois and more than a dozen other states are investing in programs to make clean energy available to low- and moderate-income households and to give jobs to people like...

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 10:10 AM CDT

Why the Globe's Biodiversity Crisis Is Such a Big Deal

Why the Globe's Biodiversity Crisis Is Such a Big Deal

You may go your entire life without seeing an endangered species, yet the globe's biodiversity crisis threatens all of humanity in numerous unseen or unrecognized ways, scientists say. A massive United Nations...

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