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Image of What the Shell cracker plant looks like: The visible and invisible

What the Shell cracker plant looks like: The visible and invisible

How residents of Beaver County will experience the new Shell petrochemical complex in Potter Township depends on a lot of things. The time of day.

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Should the ocean have legal rights?

Human activities have put the ocean in serious trouble. A bold, Rights of Nature-based proposal aims to turn the tide.

Image of Plastics industry searches for a ‘circular’ way to cut plastic waste and make more plastics

Plastics industry searches for a ‘circular’ way to cut plastic waste and make more plastics

CHICAGO—Plastics executives embraced climate solutions at a major industry conference here last week and said they were betting on “advanced recycling” as a green response to the plastic waste problem, despite market headwinds and growing opposition from environmentalists. But their version of climate solutions involves making and using more plastic products, and their push for […]

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Podcast: The growing threat from chemical pollution

Professor of environmental chemistry Martin Scheringer joins “The Great Simplification” podcast to discuss new research on PFAS and their ubiquity in waterways all over the globe. The conversation then turns to plastic pollution and what we might do about it.

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Experts decry ‘funny math’ of plastics industry’s ‘advanced recycling’ claims

Environmental experts say there’s a strong possibility that a federal bill will be introduced in the U.S. that seeks to strengthen an industry known as “advanced recycling,” or “chemical recycling.”

Image of Mike Bloomberg commits $85 million to stop petrochemical plants in Ohio Valley, Gulf Coast

Mike Bloomberg commits $85 million to stop petrochemical plants in Ohio Valley, Gulf Coast

Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg is putting his wealth and clout into an effort to halt the expansion of petrochemical manufacturing in the Ohio Valley and two Gulf Coast states with an $85 million campaign.

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