Category: Environment

  • Tax Hike on Gasoline Plays Into Trump’s Infrastructure Politics

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    The Trump administration hasn’t ruled out increasing the gas tax to help finance a $2 trillion infrastructure plan, but the idea has little support among officials who are wary of a politically risky move heading into the 2020 election. A near doubling of fuel levies wouldn’t be enough to cover the additional cost over a […]

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  • The Hidden Dangers of a World-Changing Product

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    It’s impossible to imagine modern life without plastics. From the moment the day begins, we are using plastic. It’s in our toothbrushes, our shower curtains and our phones. We use it on the way to work in bus seats, car dashboards, and bicycle helmets. We see it at lunch in takeout containers and disposable utensils. […]

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  • Is Air Pollution Affecting Every Organ in the Body?

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    Air pollution could affect “every organ” in the human body, a major global review has warned. Pollution is known to be harmful to the lungs and airways but a growing volume of research suggests it damages the whole body. The World Health Organisation (WHO) says nine out of 10 people globally breathe air containing high […]

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  • $340 Million Rental Car Facility in Hawaii Airport

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    A Hawaii airport has opened a $340-million facility for car rental companies, officials said. The Kahului Airport Consolidated Rent-A-Car facility is the largest single public works project on Maui, The Maui News reported Wednesday. The facility that opened Wednesday houses all major rental car companies in one spot and connects passengers with the airport via […]

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  • Why are the US news media so bad at covering climate change?

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    The US news media devote startlingly little time to climate change – how can newsrooms cover it in ways that will finally resonate with their audiences? Last summer, during the deadliest wildfire season in California’s history, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes got into a revealing Twitter discussion about why US television doesn’t much cover climate change. Elon […]

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  • What’s The Future Of Sunscreen In Florida? Environmentalists And Doctors Burn In Disagreement

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    After Gov. Ron DeSantis proposed $76 million in continued state funding for Visit Florida in February, the house announced last week plans to fund the agency only through Oct. 1. The Senate, however, proposed $50 million for Visit Florida, but not without a catch: The agency can’t promote any community that bans certain sunscreens. The […]

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  • How to keep plastic out of the ocean

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    Plastic is kind of like a Twitter reply guy: It never goes away. And there’s more coming in. Each year, 8 million metric tons of plastic go into the ocean (that’s equal to about one garbage truck per minute), according to a 2016 report by the World Economic Forum, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, and McKinsey […]

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  • 8 Cities that are taking steps against cars

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    In downtown Cairo, it’s not uncommon to see streets clogged with cars. But in a proposed redesign for a central thoroughfare, they’re hard to spot. Instead, in the concept illustration for what looks like the Egyptian version of Amsterdam, a two-way bike lane, a sidewalk, and a plaza filled with palm trees replace the sea […]

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  • How To Have an Eco-Friendly Daily Commute!

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    Are you becoming acutely aware of your ever-growing carbon footprint? If you look at modern trends, it seems as though society takes two steps back for every push we make forward. The simple act of living in this modern society has a detrimental impact on the world around us. So, it’s especially important to take […]

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  • Can The Ocean Really Be Cleaned of Plastic Pollution?

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    Somewhere in Hilo, on Hawaii’s Big Island, a team of scientists and engineers are tending to The Ocean Cleanup’s 600-metre-long rubbish-herding device, after its maiden voyage to the Great Pacific garbage patch was cut short in December 2018, because it fractured into two pieces. The project has had its fair share of problems since it […]

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