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Forcing Other Countries To Ban Shark Finning: A Bipartisan Conservation Bill Back In Congress

During the George W. Bush administration, American furniture makers had a crippling disadvantage. While American timber was tightly regulated, foreign supplies had no limitations on where their wood originated from, and could engage in destructive practices and undercut U.S. companies.President Bush solved that by modernizing the Lacey Act, which was the conservation brainchild of...

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Forcing Other Countries To Ban Shark Finning: A Bipartisan Conservation Bill Back In Congress

During the George W. Bush administration, American furniture makers had a crippling disadvantage. While American timber was tightly regulated, foreign supplies had no limitations on where their wood originated from, and could engage in destructive practices and undercut U.S. companies.President Bush solved that by modernizing the Lacey Act, which was the conservation brainchild of...

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How To Hurt The Environment: Elect A Democratic President, Says Sociology Paper

A team of sociologists say they know of a sure way to hurt environmental protection: Elect a Democratic president. An analysis of over 20,000 people from the General Social Survey between 1973 and 2014 found that support for environmental spending consistently plummeted during the administrations of Presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. There are other known factors in...

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Green Liver: Houseplant Genetically Modified To Filter Even Toxic Levels Of Home Air

House plants can help clean a home's air, but unless you live in a greenhouse a mechanical high-efficiency particulate (HEPA) air filter is the way to go, because it forces pet dander, pollen (even cigarette smoke if you still do that) or pollen through a mesh that traps those. read...

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Compostable Plastic Bag Create Confusion For European Policy Makers

Compostable Plastic Bag Create Confusion For European Policy Makers

European scientific decision-making is often overtly political and that can lead to decisions which defy common sense. Case in point; disposing of food waste. In some countries they want food waste separated into its own garbage can but people can't use plastic bags, even if modern science has created a plastic that is just as compostable as the food. In some countries they can.There is no way...

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Fact Or Fiction? Rollback Of Obama WOTUS Regulations Will Endanger Our Water Supply

If you are reading media claims about President Trump and the Waters of the United States, they are using terms like "unprecedented" and "sabotage" regarding rollback of some 2015 Obama restrictions that environmentalists had lobbied for and won. Yet these new regulations never took effect, so how can it be sabotaging us?Were we really in danger and only a set of regulations never enacted...

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