Monday, September 27, 2021

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The House could vote this week on the Build Back Better infrastructure bill, which contains resources to fight climate change, and the NTSB investigates an Amtrak derailment in north-central Montana.

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A government shutdown looms as the Senate prepares to vote on the debt ceiling, former President Trump holds a rally in Georgia, the U.S. reopens a Texas border crossing, and an Amtrak train crash kills three in Montana.

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A new Oklahoma museum honors tribal nations, while Iowa's history is back on the blacktop; mixed news on COVID-19 comes with a warning about unconventional drugs; and electric cars and buses are coming to rural America.

Waste Reduction/Recycling

Report: People Face Barriers to Repairing Their Own Electronic Devices

ROSLINDALE, Mass. - A new report finds Massachusetts residents would rather repair electronic devices than send them to landfills, but manufacturers …

Groups Promote Bill to Reduce Plastic Pollution

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Conservation groups are calling for passage of a bill to phase out single-use plastics. The Break Free From Plastic Pollution …


Seven Great Lakes Communities Collaborate on Cleanup Effort

LANSING, Mich. -- Some Michiganders are part of a multi-state effort this week to clean up and protect the Great Lakes. The volunteer campaign …


An Earth Day Look at Plastic Pollution in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- With Ohioans around the state taking part in Earth Day cleanup events, conservationists said there's no better time to discuss the …


As CA Considers Fracking Ban, Culver City is One Step Ahead

CULVER CITY, Calif. -- State lawmakers proposed a bill, Senate Bill 467, to ban fracking last week, but one city, Culver City, has already taken a …

OR Bill Would Update State's Recycling System

SALEM, Ore. -- Oregon lawmakers are considering legislation to clean up the state's recycling system. House Bill 2065 would require more …


21st Annual Environmental Summit Starts Today, Goes Virtual

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Legislators, advocates and experts are gathering today, virtually, to brainstorm solutions for the myriad threats facing …

A Guide to Make Used Electronic Gifts Like New

PORTLAND, Ore. -- For holiday gift-seekers this season, one consumer group contends what's old can be new again. The Oregon State Public Interest …


Poll: Many Caucasians Unaware of Unequal Burden of Pollution

RICHMOND, Va. -- While high pollution often is found in Black and Brown communities, a new poll shows many white Americans aren't aware of this gap…

For a Better Garden, Leave the Leaves

ALBANY, N.Y. - Conservation groups say one task most homeowners can take off their autumn to-do list is getting rid of all those leaves. Autumn …


 

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