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Corpus Christi sold its water to Exxon, gambling on desalination. So far, it's a losing bet

Concerns over ecological destruction have delayed desalination plans for years in this booming seaside city, where environmentalists see water supply as the “chokehold” on an oil sector buildout along the rugged Gulf Coast of South Texas.

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Canada is banning single-use plastics by the end of the year
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Canada is banning single-use plastics by the end of the year

The ban will be on single-use plastics like checkout bags, cutlery, straws and food-service ware made from or containing plastics that are hard to recycle.
U.S. plastic recycling rates have fallen below 6 percent

U.S. plastic recycling rates have fallen below 6 percent

Americans are recycling far less plastic, as rates fell below 6 percent in 2021, according to a new analysis published Wednesday.
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Hearing on Mariner East 2 reroute plan shows public rifts persist over pipeline project

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WATCH: The search for plastics alternatives

As waste piles up, a number of companies are exploring alternatives to single-use plastics, experimenting with everything from mushroom packaging to advanced fibers to plastics-free grocery stores. But it may take serious legislative efforts to incentive adoption and slow the rise of the industry overall.

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