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Tensions rise as US stance on plastic treaty draws criticism
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Tensions rise as US stance on plastic treaty draws criticism

Recent U.N. talks in Ottawa reveal significant resistance by major oil producers, including the U.S., to stringent global plastic production caps.

James Bruggers reports for Inside Climate News.

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​Half of the world's plastic pollution can be traced back to 56 companies​

​Half of the world's plastic pollution can be traced back to 56 companies​

New research shows a few multinational companies, including Philip Morris International and Coca-Cola, are major contributors to global plastic pollution, a study finds.

Sofia Quaglia reports for The Guardian.

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Fossil fuel interests influence global plastic pollution treaty

Major oil companies and key oil-producing nations are influencing U.N. discussions on tackling plastic pollution, promoting recycling over production cuts.

Michael Copley and Julia Simon report for NPR.

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Tensions rise in the Rio Grande basin as Mexico lags in water deliveries to the U.S.

In 2020, rebellious Mexican farmers occupied a dam in parched Chihuahua state to prevent the federal government from sending its reservoir water to Texas under a 1944 treaty. With the clock ticking toward another treaty deadline, the two sides are struggling for a solution.

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Supreme Court rules against Navajo Nation in Colorado River case

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that a 1868 treaty did not require the country to take “affirmative steps” to secure water for the tribe.

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Europe's green transition to persistently boost inflation, ECB's Schnabel says

Europe’s effort to wean its economy off Russian gas is likely to be a persistent boost to inflation even beyond the current spike, European Central Bank board member Isabel Schnabel says.

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