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Efforts to ban foam containers pick up steam

May 3, 2019
Maine this week became the first state to ban polystyrene for single-use food and drink containers.
Maine became the first state to ban polystyrene for single-use food and drink containers.
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The single-use plastic pollution problem

Apr 22, 2019
This Earth Day, let’s do the numbers on single-plastic use.
This photo taken on May 12, 2018 shows a dog on a garbage-filled creek in Manila.
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Report says network news lacking when it comes to climate coverage

Apr 8, 2019
A report from Media Matters finds that broadcast TV news coverage of climate change fell by 45 percent between 2017 and 2018.
U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks as Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) (R) and other Congressional Democrats listen during a news conference in front of the U.S. Capitol February 7, 2019 in Washington, DC.
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What makes a grid "smart"?

Apr 5, 2019
Advocates say the environmental benefit are compelling.
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Employees hand out free reusable grocery bags at a Whole Foods Market in 2008 in Pasadena, California.
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Late potato planting could affect french fry supply

Apr 2, 2019
Availability of french fries depends on the weather in Washington, Oregon and Idaho this spring.
Potatoes scoot by on belts at Balcom and Moe, Inc. in Pasco. The potatoes are rinsed, sized and put in bags destined for America’s supermarkets. The potato farmer and packer-shipper has been in business since the 1920s.
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One Texas non-profit's idea to help curb climate change

Apr 1, 2019
Landowners would pay to “store” carbon.
Texas Coastal Exchange says preserving coastal marshland could be key to battling climate change.
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Federal loan guarantees boost nuclear energy projects

Mar 27, 2019
The Vogtle project is three years overdue and vastly over budget.
Aerial view of the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant.
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Repairing Nebraska will take money and time

Mar 22, 2019
Nebraska officials report that the flooding in the wake of the recent "bomb cyclone" has caused more than $550 million in damage.
Floodwaters in Fremont, Nebraska, on March 16.
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OPEC members comply with cartel, reduce oil production

Mar 18, 2019
When OPEC decides to restrict global oil supply and raise prices, it can become very tempting for some nations, particularly smaller producers, to break the pact and sell more oil. OPEC members and allies are currently meeting in Azerbaijan, and…
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