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Thursday, Jul 26, 2018 at 11:46 AM EDT

Backlash Builds Against Straw Bans

Backlash Builds Against Straw Bans

Cities and businesses across the U.S. are moving to ban plastic straws in an effort to ease the burden of plastic waste on the environment. But those bans may also make life more complicated for disabled...

Thursday, Jul 12, 2018 at 09:56 AM EDT

Deforestation Threatens Some of Earth's Natural Cures

Deforestation Threatens Some of Earth's Natural Cures

Amazing medical cures from the Earth’s forests are threatened by deforestation.

Thursday, Jun 7, 2018 at 05:10 PM EDT

Yellowstone Boss Says Trump Admin. Forcing Him Out

Yellowstone Boss Says Trump Admin. Forcing Him Out

Yellowstone National Park's superintendent said Thursday that he's being forced out as a "punitive action" following disagreements with the Trump administration over how many bison the park can sustain, a...

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 11:36 AM EDT

Chesapeake Bay Improving But Huge Challenges Remain: Report

Chesapeake Bay Improving But Huge Challenges Remain: Report

A nonprofit that tracks pollution in America's largest estuary says the health of Chesapeake Bay is improving, but huge challenges remain. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation has released a midpoint assessment of...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 11:18 AM EDT

Jersey Shore Town Bans Plastic Straws, Bags

Jersey Shore Town Bans Plastic Straws, Bags

A Jersey shore town has voted unanimously to ban plastic bags and straws from Monmouth Beach.

Thursday, Apr 5, 2018 at 02:27 PM EDT

DC's Cherry Blossoms Reach Peak Bloom

DC's Cherry Blossoms Reach Peak Bloom

The perennial marker of spring has officially blossomed in the nation's capital as Washington DC's famous cherry blossoms have reached peak bloom. Peak bloom generally occurs in the last week of March or the...

Friday, Mar 9, 2018 at 09:15 AM EST

Mayor Wants to Beautify Philly Together

Mayor Wants to Beautify Philly Together

Mayor Jim Kenney is urging neighbor to help make the city more beautiful with the 2018 Philly Spring Cleanup.

Friday, Feb 16, 2018 at 06:21 PM EST

Philly Schools Get New Recyclable Lunch Trays

Philly Schools Get New Recyclable Lunch Trays

Officials say the change will help keep nine million pieces of plastic foam out of landfills annually.

Tuesday, Jan 30, 2018 at 09:43 AM EST

Hurricane María Exposes Problems Within Puerto Rico’s Solar Panel Industry

Hurricane María Exposes Problems Within Puerto Rico’s Solar Panel Industry

Although her solar panels successfully sustained Hurricane María’s winds, Madeline Batista couldn’t turn on her lights, her refrigerator or other appliances that needed electricity. The photovoltaic system,...

Thursday, Jan 25, 2018 at 11:49 AM EST

Six Flags Aims to Be 'World's 1st Solar-Powered Theme Park'

Six Flags Aims to Be 'World's 1st Solar-Powered Theme Park'

Six Flags and several New Jersey environmental groups have reached a settlement under which the theme park will cut down fewer trees to make way for a solar electricity farm.

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