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Falling in Love With Kathmandu's Trash Heaps

Robert J. Rosenthal | Posted 09.19.2014 | Travel
Robert J. Rosenthal

I'd like to believe that with time and distance from the 1996-2006 insurgency, this issue, and others, will be ironed out and given the attentions -- and solutions -- it deserves.

'Green News Report' - September 4, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.04.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Accountability for BP in deadly Gulf Oil Spill Disaster; Accountabilit...

Plastic Bags, Nuclear Waste and a Toxic Planet

Steven Cohen | Posted 09.02.2014 | Green
Steven Cohen

Last week we saw California move a step closer to banning one-time-use plastic bags and the Federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission legalize above-ground storage of nuclear waste. What's the connection?

California Plastic Bag Ban Would Be First In The Nation

Reuters | Posted 08.30.2014 | Green

By Aaron Mendelson SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug 30 (Reuters) - The California state legislature enacted a ban on plastic grocery bags on Fr...

Kids at Beach Cry 'Clean Me Up!'

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 07.27.2014 | Los Angeles
Lisa Kaas Boyle

From the San Fernando Valley Sun:Nearly 4,000 Los Angeles kids, teachers and volunteers send a giant text message from the ocean to "CLEAN ME UP :)"...

Another Major City Bans Plastic Shopping Bags

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 04.30.2014 | Green

Chicago has become the latest U.S. city to approve a ban on plastic shopping bags. The City Council voted overwhelmingly in favor of a partial plas...

Alissa Scheller

This Is How Your Plastic Bag Ends Up In Massive Ocean Garbage Patches

HuffingtonPost.com | Alissa Scheller | Posted 04.22.2014 | Green

Ever heard of the Pacific garbage patch? It's one of several swirling trash zones in our oceans, and it's where a lot of our plastic litter ends up. W...

Living in a Plastic World

Marc Ross | Posted 06.10.2014 | Green
Marc Ross

Supporting our culture of convenience is a pervasive material that, while seemingly harmless in our car's cup holders, actually does so much damage to our planet. But it is not an issue to be taken lightly anymore.

BYOB: Bring Your Own Bag Ordinance Is Moving...FINALLY

Joe Moreno | Posted 05.14.2014 | Chicago
Joe Moreno

It is finally time to rid Chicago of this costly-to-the-taxpayer and incredibly destructive product.

This Major City Could Be Next To Ban Plastic Bags

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 03.10.2014 | Green

The lead proponent of a proposal to ban plastic bags in Chicago says he has enough support for his legislation to become law. Alderman Proco "Joe" ...

Hey, Let's Stop Being Idiots, Okay?

Valerie Alexander | Posted 04.30.2014 | Green
Valerie Alexander

In Los Angeles, since Jan. 1, we've been struggling to overcome the horrors of the Great Grocery Bag Upheaval. To sum it up: Our leaders have banned plastic grocery bags altogether and now require shoppers to pay for paper bags. Oh, the humanity!

PLASTIC: The Official Bag of California?

Matthew Spiegl | Posted 04.23.2014 | Green
Matthew Spiegl

Politicizing the environment makes for bad government and pandering to a special interest constituency is no justification for trading the benefit and betterment of our environment for the privilege and profit of a select few.

Major City Moves Closer To $.10 Bag Fee

The Baltimore Sun | YVONNE WENGER | Posted 03.24.2014 | Green

Customers at most stores in Baltimore would have to pay 10 cents for almost every bag they accept -- whether paper or plastic -- under legislation hea...

The 10 Steps That Need To Be Taken To Clean Up The Ocean

UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability

Actress Amy Smart joins UCLA experts Mark Gold and Megan Herzog to talk about what we can do to stop the ocean plastics scourge that is ruining ou...

'Green News Report' - October 3, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

9 Eco-Friendly Travel Products To Pack For A Green Vacation

Posted 09.30.2013 | Travel

Traveling can lend itself to eco-unfriendly behavior. But there are many ways you can minimize your carbon footprint while traveling, and the first is...

Amy Smart's Fight Against Plastic Bags

Posted 09.17.2013 | Green

From Amy Smart, Mother Nature Network Guest Columnist: This summer, single-use plastic bags were banned in the city of Los Angeles, making it the l...

Banned!

AP | Posted 06.26.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles became the biggest city in the country to ban free plastic bags in grocery stores following a city council vote Tuesday. T...

'Green News Report' - June 18, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.18.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY...

Chicago Considering Plastic Bag Ban

Posted 06.18.2013 | Chicago

The Chicago City Council on Tuesday morning heard testimony on a proposed citywide ban on plastic bags in stores, an ordinance not expected to gain tr...

Why You Should Support the Plastic Bag Reduction Ordinance

Joe Moreno | Posted 08.14.2013 | Chicago
Joe Moreno

Passage of the Plastic Bag Reduction Ordinance will not only help move our people away from these disposable relics of the old economy, but it will help Chicago take its rightful place as a leader of the sustainable and fiscally responsible new economy.

A 4P Future: People, Planet, Profit and Plastics

Student Reporter | Posted 06.04.2013 | Green
Student Reporter

It is politically difficult to use cassava in the production of plastic bags instead of as nourishment in the midst of a global food crisis.

A Teachable Moment About Plastic Bag Bans

Daniel T. Blumstein | Posted 05.20.2013 | Green
Daniel T. Blumstein

Plastic pollution is largely preventable. Use less by trying not to use disposable, single-use plastic utensils, bottles, and containers. Eliminate or reduce the use of plastics in packing materials. Bring your own reusable bag (but be sure to clean them periodically).

The Country That Bans Plastic Bags

Tom Carver | Posted 04.15.2013 | World
Tom Carver

When you suffer a genocide as a people or a nation it can empower you to achieve extraordinary things. It gives you a rare, not to say unique, opportunity to start again.

Plastic Bags Banned In India's Capital City

AP | Posted 11.12.2012 | Green

NEW DELHI (AP) — The government of India's capital is hoping that a strict ban on plastic bags will help the environment. An engineer...