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Starbucks moves to eliminate plastic straws from stores
Starbucks moves to eliminate plastic straws from stores
Jul 10 2018
On July 9, Starbucks announced it plans to eliminate plastic straws from all of its stores by 2020. According to Starbucks, the decision to remove…
Chesapeake Bay TMDL enters third and final stage of restoration
Chesapeake Bay TMDL enters third and final stage of restoration
Jun 28 2018
The U.S. EPA sent letters to Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington D.C., outlining expectations for…
World Oceans Day brings attention to plastic pollution
World Oceans Day brings attention to plastic pollution
Jun 8 2018
On June 8, World Oceans Day 2018 evoked a global response to the single-use plastic waste problem contaminating ocean waters. The annual day,…
May 25 2018
The 2018 Pollution Prevention Summit will be held Sept. 13 to 14, 2018, in Berkeley, Calif. Sign up here.
Project aims to use treated wastewater to combat storm water pollution
Project aims to use treated wastewater to combat storm water pollution
May 24 2018
The Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD) launched a pilot project to pump treated wastewater into the Potomac Aquifer in Suffolk, Va. The project…
May 14 2018
The Hydra Automatic Retractable Screen storm drain gate is patented and made of multiple high-strength polymer control vane blades that work…
Apr 16 2018
Scientists with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have released a non-toxic…
Mar 29 2018
With nearly 30 years of innovation and experience, CleanWay Environmental Partners patented, adaptive storm water filtration systems allow you to…
Mar 19 2018
The U.S. EPA’s Chicago-based Region 5 office released a plan for reducing phosphorus contamination in Lake Erie, which contributes to algae blooms.…
Mar 14 2018
A brown water advisory has been issued for Maui, Hawaii, after heavy rains led to storm water runoff in coastal waters. While not all coastal areas…
Dec 25 2017
According to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, one teaspoon of road salt permanently pollutes five gal of water. The mineral in salt that…
Nov 3 2017
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service announced a collaboration with Rebuild Texas, Virginia Tech and others to offer free testing for total…
Nov 2 2017
With impending storms early November 2017, officials worried it could result in toxic runoff from the recent wildfires including ash and debris. The…
Nov 1 2017
Sonoma County, Calif., began efforts to protect streams and watersheds threatened by the Tubbs and Nuns Fires, which hit wine country and portions of…
Oct 31 2017
A mysterious oil spill appeared in the Chicago River. It covered a mile-long stretch on the south branch of the river near Bubbly Creek.  The cause…
Oct 30 2017
Tyson Foods announced it is considering a location in Kansas for a new $320 million poultry processing complex. The facility is raising concerns with…
Oct 27 2017
Nearly two months after Hurricane Harvey hit southeast Texas, the storm claimed another life. Josue Zurita, a 31-year-old father and carpenter, died…
Oct 26 2017
The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health published research showing pollution causes an estimated 9 million deaths per year. The 2015 study…
Oct 25 2017
According to a press release from Rice University, the more than 13 trillion gal of floodwater from Hurricane Harvey have created a massive plume of…
Oct 20 2017
Mighty Earth, an environmental campaign organization, has started a campaign targeting Tyson Foods Inc. The organization wants Tyson to purchase…
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