Public awareness of plastic pollution is growing after alarming forecasts that there could be more plastic than fish in the oceans by 2050. So companies around the world are working to develop more sustainable business models.
Land that President Trump cut from Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments are now open for oil, gas, uranium, and coal development. However, unfavorable market trends in the energy industry have resulted in a tepid response.
A coalition of several states and one Canadian province have introduced an initiative designed to block the Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes. Funding from this partnership would bolster the defenses in Chicago waterways, which border the lakes.