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Bans on plastic straws in restaurants expand to more cities

Malibu, Calif., is the latest city to ban plastic straws and cutlery. Activists see the measures as a way to encourage changes in consumers’ behavior.
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Doctors warn of burns from asphalt as heat wave hits US West

Doctors who work in Arizona and Nevada burn centers are warning of injuries from contact with super-heated roadways and other surfaces as the first extreme heat wave of the year extends across the U.S.

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Can we save the San Joaquin's salmon?

As California's population grows, water shortages deepen, and the impacts of climate change intensify, the effort to restore a river and its fish is an expensive and resource-intensive gamble.

grist.org

Salad will survive climate change. But at what cost?

In order to maintain American's year-round demand for salad, more growers are looking into moving delicate crops like baby greens indoors.
www.wesa.fm

New ‘Toxic 10’ list outlines worst industrial polluters in Allegheny County

The 10 biggest industrial air polluters in Allegheny County released higher levels of toxic emissions in recent years.
www.post-gazette.com

PA: Impact fee payments shrink as natural gas price, drilling declined in 2020

Low natural gas prices and scant new drilling sent Pennsylvania's impact fee revenue from shale gas wells plummeting to the lowest level on record for the 2020 reporting year, according to Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission data released this week.

Republicans aim again to block governor's climate strategy

Republicans who control Pennsylvania's Legislature are reprising a fight from last year, passing legislation Monday to require Gov. Tom Wolf to go through them if he wants to impose a price on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.

theintercept.com

Intercepted: Stealing children to steal the land

Naomi Klein speaks to the legendary Manuel family about the uncovering of a mass grave of 215 Indigenous children.