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

What makes a grid "smart"?

Apr 5, 2019
Advocates say the environmental benefit are compelling.
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Company wins court battle over exploratory oil drilling in Florida Everglades

Mar 20, 2019
After years of legal battles, a Miami-based company won the right to carry out exploratory oil drilling in the Florida Everglades.
After years of legal battles, a Miami-based company won the right to carry out exploratory oil drilling in the Florida Everglades.
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Can a lake have legal rights? Voters in Toledo, Ohio, will decide

Feb 22, 2019
Ballot measure supporters want to stop pollution in Lake Erie. Opponents say the measure could unleash a torrent of frivolous lawsuits.
Members of a grassroots group called Toledoans for Safe Water set up a sign on a highway overpass urging people to vote for the Lake Erie Bill of Rights.
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Critics say EPA moving too slowly on regulating chemicals found in Teflon

Feb 15, 2019
There’s a family of chemicals inside our bodies that’s linked to birth defects, immune system problems and, possibly, cancer. The chemicals — known by the acronym P.F.A.S. — are contained in Teflon, which is found in everything from microwave popcorn…

United Kingdom council hires its own "garbage queen"

Dec 19, 2018
Brighton is getting creative with its waste disposal methods.
Cat Fletcher, Brighton's "Garbage Queen," stands outside of the Waste House, clad with carpet tiles.
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For you, it's a tax on a hotel stay. For Florida, it's money to clean up a large lagoon.

Sep 27, 2018
The state rakes in a pretty penny on overnight hotel stays, and how that money should be spent has been a contentious issue lately.
Stephen Sharkey, who works for the Marine Resources Council, says the Indian River Lagoon had, at one point, the most biodiverse ecosystem in North America.
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