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Tiny steps to reduce your exposure to microplastics

Microplastics, pervasive in our daily lives, can now be found in nearly every part of the human body, raising concerns about potential health risks.

Sarah Sloat reports for The New York Times.

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Op-ed: New York considers bill to slash plastic waste and protect health

The New York state Legislature is evaluating a bill that aims to significantly reduce plastic packaging and its associated health risks.

Judith Enck writes for Albany Times-Union.

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Global plastic treaty talks stall without consensus

Talks were scheduled to end on Monday but continued overnight as negotiators sparred over how to address overproduction.

Valerie Volcovici reports for Reuters.

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Why a “fracking refugee” is attending the global plastics treaty negotiations
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Why a “fracking refugee” is attending the global plastics treaty negotiations

“Fracking and building pipelines in order to create more poisonous plastic is ruining people’s lives.”

Jill Hunkler, an Ohio resident who considers herself a “fracking refugee,” is telling her family’s story at the global plastics treaty negotiations in Ottawa this week, where negotiators from about 175 countries are working to advance a treaty to address global plastic pollution.

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Planet versus plastics: the global battle for a cleaner future

Microplastics are pervasive, from Mount Everest to the Marianas Trench, affecting our air, water and health. How should the world respond to the ever-growing impacts of plastic pollution?

Erika Page reports for The Christian Science Monitor.

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Global plastics negotiations include a focus on Arctic Indigenous peoples' concerns

As world delegates prepare for a crucial U.N. meeting in Canada, Arctic Indigenous communities emphasize the urgent need to address plastic pollution impacting their health and environment.

James Bruggers reports for Inside Climate News.

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Defining Anthropocene's start proves challenging

Geologists debate the official start of the Anthropocene, a term describing human impact on the planet, amidst scientific disagreement on its epoch or event classification.

Richard Fisher reports for the BBC.

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