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San Diego Bans Plastic Bags

San Diego Bans Plastic Bags

The San Diego City Council voted Tuesday to ban single-use plastic bags at grocery stores, pharmacies and corner markets. The goal of the new ordinance is to encourage shoppers to use reusable bags, decreasing the number of plastic checkout bags used every year. San Diego goest through roughly 700 million plastic bags a year, with […]

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    Top 10 U.S. Cities Running Out of Water

    Top 10 U.S. Cities Running Out of Water

    Even as we watch the stunning footage of an overwhelmed Detroit drowning under massive rainfall, U.S. Drought Monitor shows other regions of the country parched and longing for more water. The organization releases weekly maps tracking the extent of drought in the U.S., ranking regions on five levels: “abnormally dry,” “moderate drought,” “severe drought,” “extreme […]

    Cherished Redwood Region Threatened by Nickel Mines

    Cherished Redwood Region Threatened by Nickel Mines

    Hidden from the usual tourist circuit, two streams of southwestern Oregon tumble down from the Siskiyou Mountains through wild canyons embossed with pines and boulder fields. These unprotected waters are now threatened by nickel mines. This cherished region of Oregon and California does not have to be an impoverished and polluted resource colony of other […]

    Bay Area Battles Chevron’s Dangerous Tar Sands Refinery

    Bay Area Battles Chevron’s Dangerous Tar Sands Refinery

    People’s World By Juan Lopez 350BayArea.org, joined by local groups and unions, last week announced plans for a massive protest Aug. 3 at California’s Chevron Richmond oil refinery. Smoke from the Chevron refinery explosion spreads across the bay. Photo by Drew Dellinger, a bay area resident. The largest greenhouse gas polluter in the state, Chevron, […]