USA – GBRI
 

Usually, people have two options when it comes to what they want to do with their body after death – cremation or burial. Now with Washington becoming the first US state to legalize human body composting, people there have a third alternative. The bill, signed by Governor and climate-focused presidential candidate Jay Inslee, would allow […]

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The latest report released by the National Parks Conservation Association paints a pretty grim picture when it comes to the US national parks’ air pollution woes. The report states that 96% of America’s national parks are facing ‘significant’ air pollution problems, which is alarming, to say the least. The report looked at damage from air pollution at […]

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In an important step towards tackling the ever increasing problem of plastic waste, Maine became the first state in the US to impose a ban on disposable cups and containers made from polystyrene, also known as Styrofoam. Under the bill, that will go into effect by 2021, restaurants, cafes, grocery stores and other such places would […]

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A new initiative called The Restore California Renewable Restaurant program asks its participating restaurants to add a 1 percent surcharge to each customer’s bill. This surcharge is supposed to go to a public fund that will help farmers adopt sustainable farming practices and reduce carbon emissions. It would still be optional for customers, but if all […]

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The latest State of the Air report from the American Lung Association has revealed that between 2015 and 2017, seven million more Americans lived in places with unsafe levels of air pollution as compared to between 2014-2016. And one of the culprits to be blamed is climate change. The report found that the number of days […]

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Taking a huge step towards fighting climate change, the New York City Council passed a historic bill on Thursday that aims to drastically reduce carbon emissions from the thousands of large buildings in the city. The bill requires big buildings to meet new standards aimed at reducing their carbon emissions by 40% over the next decade. That […]

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Alabama has gained a reputation as the dumping ground of the US, with toxic waste from across the country typically heaped near poor, rural communities, many with large African American populations, due to its lax environmental regulations, lower land value, economic disparities, and systemic racism. Alabama has a total of 173 operational landfills, more than three […]

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A research conducted by Cornell Lab of Ornithology has found that American skyscrapers kill almost 600 million migratory birds annually. Tall buildings in three American cities – Chicago, Houston and Dallas – particularly prove to be deadly for the birds. The researchers cite artificial light at night as a contributing factor to heightened mortality numbers […]

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