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Trump administration seeks rollback of toxic mercury emissions standards, putting thousands of lives in jeopardy

The Trump Administration Is Gutting a Toxic Emissions Standard

The Trump administration defies utilities, scientists, health professionals, and his own EPA to rollback mercury emissions standards and put lives in danger

Britain's water shortage isn't going away

Britain’s Water Shortage: What Have We Learned From Summer 2018?

The combination of climate change, increased demand, and aging infrastructure, the summer of 2018 taught Britains that water shortages are not going away.

The corruption of Ryan Zinke

The Latest Happenings of Zinke’s Corrupt Interior Department

The happenings within the Trump administration can read like a soap opera. The recent departures of two top Interior Department officials are the latest storyline. Downey Magallanes, former deputy chief of staff and a top adviser to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, resigned on August 24. She already started a new job at BP. She worked on policy and operations, according…

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Under Trump's USDA, buying organic may not mean what you think it does.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Is Being Gutted Under Trump

Gutting regulations is nothing new for the Trump administration, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is not immune. The USDA announced the decision in the spring to withdraw from the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) final rule published on January 19, 2017. Withdrawal became effective on May 13, 2018. The rule sets production standards for organic livestock and…

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Single use plastic - all used up and no place to go

Grocery Retailers Need To Address the Problem of Single-Use Plastic

Greenpeace launches its “Break Free From Plastic” movement to raise awareness about single-use plastics, ocean health, and ways to reduce plastic pollution

Water is life

Dirty Water Amendment to a House Spending Bill Guts the Clean Water Rule

Water is a basic human necessity. We need it to live. But some folks in Washington want to weaken environmental protections for that necessity. The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed the Fiscal Year 2019 Interior-Environment Appropriations bill. It is a spending bill that would reduce funding for the Environmental Protection Agency. The bill also includes what is termed the…

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Extended Producer Responsibility takes hold in Ottowa

Why Extended Producer Responsibility Will Change the Recycling Game

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is a waste management concept that, while not new, is finally getting the attention it deserves from a world that is waking up to its importance. Essentially, EPR is a strategy that assigns responsibility for the post-consumer phase of goods to the producers of the waste. As governments around the world try to cope with historic…

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