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A wildlife crossing near Los Angeles aims to expand the terrain where animals can roam

Apr 19, 2022
Most of the $90 million price tag for the crossing — about 60% — comes from private donations.
An artistic rendering of what the crossing will look like from the south of Highway 101. The crossing will be 175 feet wide and 210 feet long – that’s about the width of an American football field going over 10 lanes of highway.
Courtesy Living Habitats LLC and The National Wildlife Federation

Biden administration restarts oil and gas leases on federal lands

Apr 18, 2022
The move shows the president is trying to bring down prices, but he also appears to be going back on his word to curb oil and gas production.
It may take six months to a year before any oil is produced from new leases on federal lands. Above, pump jacks in California.
Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images

Investment in solar power key to Biden's green energy goals

Sep 9, 2021
A Department of Energy study out today shows that the U.S. has the potential to power 40% of its electricity needs with solar power.
The 100-megawatt MGM Resorts Mega Solar Array is launched on June 28, 2021 in Dry Lake Valley, Nevada.
Ethan Miller via Getty Images

Can plastic-eating bacteria help cut down on pollution?

Oct 26, 2020
British and American researchers have developed a “super-enzyme” to reduce the cost and improve the efficiency of recycling of plastic waste.
Municipal workers clear plastic from a canal in Bangkok in June.
Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP via Getty Images

Artist turns thousands of plastic bags into Times Square public art project

Oct 26, 2020
The pop-up "store" is filled with handcrafted items made from single-use plastic bags.
Artist Robin Frohardt stands outside her Times Square immersive art exhibit, "The Plastic Bag Store."
Maria Baranova/Courtesy of Times Square Arts

"Flaring" is an environmental problem. What will stop oil companies from doing it?

Aug 24, 2020
It's often cheaper to burn off the natural gas than it is to sell it.
When oil producers deliberately burn natural gas, the process is called flaring. It can be a money-saving technique but has consequences for the Earth's climate.
Emiliano Lasalvia/AFP via Getty Images

These academics want to lead the way to flying less

Jan 1, 2020
Now they want their institutions to lend some support.
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Would you miss tiny bottles of shampoo in hotel bathrooms?

Nov 25, 2019
Major hotel brands are promising to get rid of one of the most recognizable elements of the hotel experience: tiny bottles of shampoo.
Small plastic bottles of shampoo, conditioner and body lotion sit in a bathroom at a SpringHill Suites, a hotel operated by Marriott, in August in New Orleans.
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Trump's visit to Shell plant highlights natural gas challenges

Aug 13, 2019
Pennsylvania's natural gas industry hopes the plant can bring a lifeline to a sector beleaguered by overproduction.
Plastic bottles and other trash washed up on the shores of Scotland.
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Amid concerns over health, dry cleaners look to "wet" alternative

Jun 7, 2019
In Seattle, grants have been offered to dry cleaning companies who will trade a potentially dangerous chemical for safer alternatives.
Hyen Sook Kang and Tae Park have owned Sun Dry Cleaners since 1985.
Eilís O'Neill