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Plastic Straws Sent Packing from Scotland and Seattle

Plastic Straws Sent Packing from Scotland and Seattle

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 20, 2018 8

There’s a famous, one-word line in the 1967 movie The Graduate, when a well-meaning man advises a young college student, played by actor Dustin Hoffman, to think about the direction of his future. “Plastics,”

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Video: Oceans and Plastics Pollution

Video: Oceans and Plastics Pollution

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 15, 2018 3

Our oceans are sometimes referred to as our planet’s forgotten lungs. While forests—which usually get the credit for being the world’s “breathing” apparatus—do help maintain the balance of oxygen and carbon dioxide in our

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The U.S. (and Us) Before the Environmental Protection Agency

The U.S. (and Us) Before the Environmental Protection Agency

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 28, 2017 6

As a kid, I looked forward to my weekend road trips with my big sister, who was old enough to have her driver’s license. We usually traveled along Interstate 90, up to northern Wisconsin.

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Mining vs. Monument: Which Will We Choose for the Grand Canyon?

Mining vs. Monument: Which Will We Choose for the Grand Canyon?

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 9, 2016 3

The Grand Canyon in Arizona is one of the planet’s Seven Natural Wonders. More than a mile deep, the canyon runs for 277 river miles, which are protected as Grand Canyon National Park. If

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Video: River Set on Fire in an Area with Fracking

Video: River Set on Fire in an Area with Fracking

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 12, 2016 3

A picture is worth a thousand words—or at least that’s the idea behind the actions of Jeremy Buckingham, a Greens Party member of the Australian Parliament. The politician recently set the Condamine River in

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Would You Give Up Your Fleece Jacket to Save Our Lakes, Oceans and Rivers?

Would You Give Up Your Fleece Jacket to Save Our Lakes, Oceans and Rivers?

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 8, 2015 25

You’ve cut down on the number of plastic water bottles you buy. You make sure to load your groceries into reusable fabric totes, forgoing the plastic bags the store offers. And when you buy

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