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Environment

Thinning, mowing and prescribed fire are used in Ponderosa pine forests to maintain an open forest floor. CREDIT: Jes Burns/OPB/EarthFix

U.S. Forest Service Proposes Plan To Reduce Environmental Scrutiny For Public Lands Projects

The U.S. Forest Service is proposing to reduce the public’s role in shaping the way it applies federal environmental laws to projects on public lands. The agency says the changes would help land managers “make timelier decisions based on high quality, science-based analysis.” Continue Reading U.S. Forest Service Proposes Plan To Reduce Environmental Scrutiny For Public Lands Projects

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Collected material, including plastic, is baled at TerraCycle. Courtesy of TerraCycle

U.S. Recycling Industry Is Struggling To Figure Out A Future Without China

The U.S. used to send a lot of its plastic waste to China to get recycled. But last year, China put the kibosh on imports of the world’s waste. The policy, called National Sword, freaked out people in the U.S. — a huge market for plastic waste had just dried up. Where was it all going to go now? Continue Reading U.S. Recycling Industry Is Struggling To Figure Out A Future Without China

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