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Phthalates may affect important pregnancy hormone

Rutgers scientists say exposure to the chemicals, found in plastics, nail polish and fast food, may disrupt the hormone that signals when to give birth.
01/24/22
                                                               

Senegal’s ‘Plastic Man’ is on a mission to clean up pollution

Dressed head to toe in plastic, Modou Fall is a familiar sight in Dakar. But however playful his costume, his goal couldn’t be more serious: ridding the capital of the scourge of plastic bags.
01/21/22

Expanding national parks not enough to protect nature, say scientists

‘Urgent’ coordinated action to tackle overconsumption, farming subsidies and the climate crisis also needed to halt biodiversity lossExpanding national parks and protected areas will not be enough to halt the destruction of nature, warn leading…
01/19/22
                                                               

Court gives preliminary approval to $34 million settlement in Bennington, VT, area PFOA lawsuit

The preliminary approval includes a timeline of actions leading up to the final approval hearing April 18. Among them, the notice of settlement will be mailed to potential claimants starting Jan. 3, and they can…
12/31/21
                                                               

Latin America Should Not be the ‘Backyard’ Where U.S. Plastic Waste Gets Dumped, Campaigners Say

Latin America does not want the U.S.’s plastic waste. As data shows that U.S. plastic exports to some countries in the region more than doubled during 2020, more than 70 organizations from around the world…
12/24/21
                                                               

Latin America Should Not be the ‘Backyard’ Where U.S. Plastic Waste Gets Dumped, Campaigners Say

Latin America does not want the U.S.’s plastic waste. As data shows that U.S. plastic exports to some countries in the region more than doubled during 2020, more than 70 organizations from around the world…
12/24/21
                                                               

Pitt study: World plastics trade accounts for 350M metric tons of CO2

Plastic traded between countries has the carbon footprint of a mid-sized European country. By 2050, it will account for 15% of the world's greenhouse gases.
12/23/21