Category Archives: Environment

Jackpot? A Round-Up of This Season’s California Wildfires (So Far)

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Last week, there were three (major) California wildfires in the news: The Camp Fire, which destroyed the town of Paradise in Northern California, and the Hill and Woolsey fires in Southern California, which are still burning, not entirely contained. Here is a map: And here is a shot of the […]

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US Copyright Office Advances Right to Repair: Victory for Consumers for Now

US Copyright Office issues a rule that allows a right to repair for smartphones, home appliances, home systems, and motorized land vehicles – including tractors. The rule is imperfect and the Empire will certainly strike back as Congress explores further necessary measures.

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Plastic Watch: Five Flaws in the EU’s Single-Use Plastics Plan

Plastic Watch: The European Parliament recently approved a plan that will ban outright certain single-use plastics. Alas, these measures fall far short of what’s necessary, both in timing and scope, to address the burgeoning plastic crisis. And they would only apply to the EU.

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Man Whose Mexico Beach House Was One of Last Standing After Hurricane Michael Calls Out Climate Denier Politicians

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Plastic Watch: Recycling Woes

Although recycling is far from a viable solution to the world’s plastic problem, even these inadequate efforts are lacking, as press accounts from last week of corruption in the UK recycling industry, and Japan’s lag in implementing even the limited plastic reduction measures undertaken elsewhere reveal.

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