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08/05 7:37 am

McDonald’s says its new eco-friendly paper straws cannot be recycled and instead are being placed in general waste.The fast-food giant said while the straw material is recyclable, the thickness of them makes it difficult for recycling centers… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/03 5:08 pm

The San Francisco International Airport, one of the largest in the country, announced it will soon be banning the sale of single-use plastic water bottles later this month.On Aug. 20, the airport said tenants, vendors and permittees will be… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/02 4:07 pm

CALIFORNIA V. TRUMP PART 98345098345: Thirteen states filed suit against the Trump administration Friday, arguing it was breaking the law by cutting penalties for automakers that do not meet Obama-era fuel efficiency standards.The suit, led by… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/02 3:07 pm

Thirteen states filed suit against the Trump administration Friday, arguing it was breaking the law by cutting penalties for automakers that do not meet Obama-era fuel efficiency standards.The suit, led by California and New York’s… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/02 2:47 pm

Conservationists criticized the Trump administration Friday for rolling back protections for the sage grouse, saying industry was prioritized over the wellbeing of the threatened bird.The new plan from the U.S. Forest Service would ease protections… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/02 11:17 am

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) announced Thursday that he was enlisting a Chief Resilience Officer (CRO) to help the state prepare for rising sea levels. He chose Dr. Julia Nesheiwat as the CRO. She will work alongside several other state… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/02 10:27 am

July 2019 was the hottest month on record, according to provisional data from the the European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S). The C3S provisional data from July 1-29 indicated that temperatures were “on a par with, and… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/02 9:08 am

Greenland lost 11 billion tons of surface ice on Thursday, scientists say.The melt is Greenland’s biggest of the summer and is equal to about 4.4 million Olympic swimming pools, CNN reported Friday.Danish Meteorological Institute climate… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/01 6:58 pm

Exxon Mobil Chemical Co. was targeted in a lawsuit filed Thursday by Harris County, Texas, following a major fire at the company’s Olefins plant in Baytown, claiming the blaze released an array of air pollutants in violation of the state’s environmental laws. …Read Full Article

Source: Law360 Environmental Texas

08/01 5:37 pm

HOW ABOUT SOME NSR WONKINESS?: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) moved to finalize a rule Thursday that would ease the air pollution permitting process for certain power plants and manufacturers.Since the early days of the Trump… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

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