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Texas companies skirt federal environmental laws with permit loopholes

In Texas, industrial facilities are avoiding stricter federal environmental regulations by classifying themselves as "minor" sources, raising concerns about air pollution and regulatory oversight.

— Dylan Baddour, Martha Pskowski and Alejandra Martinez report for Inside Climate News and Texas Tribune.

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Study: People near Amazon delivery stations order fewer packages, but are exposed to more pollution

Seattle-area neighborhoods closer to Amazon delivery stations are subject to double the amount of truck traffic, according to the University of Washington study.
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The skyrocketing cost of plastic: New research reveals shocking environmental and health impacts in global south

The lifecycle cost of plastic is up to ten times higher in low-income countries than in wealthy ones, largely because a lack of waste management infrastructure means plastic ends up as pollution.

Houston's plastic recycling effort

Dumped, not recycled? Electronic tracking raises questions about Houston’s drive to repurpose a full range of plastics

Revelations by a watchdog group reinforce doubts about chemical recycling, a technology promoted by the city in a collaboration with ExxonMobil and other companies.

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Ahead of COP28, pope spurs policymakers, faith leaders to push climate action

Pope Francis is calling on policymakers, corporations and the world’s people to act decisively on climate. His plea comes as the faith-based climate movement — which built momentum after the 2015 Paris agreement — is lagging.
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N.C. Gov. Cooper issues environmental justice order, says it will "last beyond this administration"

On Tuesday Gov. Roy Cooper signed Executive Order 292, “Advancing Environmental Justice for North Carolina.”