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Science report: US should make less plastic to save oceans

Dec. 01, 2021 11:11 AM EST

America needs to rethink and reduce the way it generates plastics because so much of the material is littering the oceans and other waters, the National Academy of Sciences says in a new report. The United States, the world’s top plastics waste producer, generates more...

Bins let New Orleans oyster lovers give shells for reefs

Nov. 28, 2021 15:37 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An environmental group that makes oyster reefs from shells collected at New Orleans area restaurants now has a new partner so anyone can contribute. “After enjoying oysters at home with family and friends, you can help protect our coast" by...

Risk of quakes caused by oil, gas in New Mexico rising

Nov. 21, 2021 11:47 AM EST

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Multiple earthquakes were felt earlier this fall in West Texas, leading regulators in that state to designate a seismic response area and call for less wastewater from oil and gas development to be injected in disposal wells. As more seismic...

Risk of quakes caused by oil, gas in New Mexico rising

Nov. 20, 2021 11:45 AM EST

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Multiple earthquakes were felt earlier this fall in West Texas, leading regulators in that state to designate a seismic response area and call for less wastewater from oil and gas development to be injected in disposal wells. As more seismic...

Simple steps toward reducing waste this holiday season

Nov. 17, 2021 08:09 AM EST

With concern about climate change growing, this holiday season is a chance to try celebrating in more planet-friendly ways. Simple changes to the way we gift wrap, send cards, decorate and entertain can cut out a lot of waste. (And often save money in the process.) ...

As cities grow, wastewater recycling gets another look

Nov. 10, 2021 09:03 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Around the U.S., cities are increasingly warming to an idea that once induced gags: Sterilize wastewater from toilets, sinks and factories, and eventually pipe it back into homes and businesses as tap water. In the Los Angeles area, plans to recycle...

Nonprofit plans Mississippi oyster shell recycling program

Nov. 06, 2021 14:06 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An environmental group is using fines from the 2010 BP oil spill to plan Mississippi’s first oyster shell recycling program. “It’s very straight forward — take the actual oyster shell and reuse it to help restore the very resource it’s...

Waste Management commits $300K for research, scholarships

Nov. 03, 2021 04:14 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Environmental services company Waste Management has announced a three-year commitment of $300,000 for environmental sustainability research at Tennessee State University and scholarships and internships for the school's students. Construction and...

Glass recycler reaches deal with Oregon to curb pollution

Oct. 24, 2021 10:13 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A glass recycling plant in northeast Portland has consented to either shut down or install pollution control technology, according to an agreement announced between the plant’s operators and the state of Oregon. The Oregon Department of...

Worker killed at paper recycling facility in Minneapolis

Oct. 16, 2021 10:51 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A worker has died at a paper recycling facility in Minneapolis after suffering injuries involving heavy machinery, authorities said. Simon Barrera Merino, 42, of Richfield, was injured about 1:40 a.m. Tuesday at Pioneer Industries International, the...