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2 Years Ago, Sen. Jim Inhofe Pulled This Embarrassing Stunt

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON — Two years ago, Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) pulled a political stunt he’ll likely never hear the end of. On the floor of the U.S. Senate, the staunch climate change denier took from a plastic bag a snowball — proof, he assured...Show More Summary

Is branded marijuana the way of the future?

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Gone are the days of stoners being forced to choose between one or two marijuana products in clear plastic bags sealed with plain stickers. Now, when a customer goes into a dispensary, they have options. Shelves are stacked with marijuana flowers with intriguing labels like Caramel Candy Kush and...

The Second City: Save yourself from Chicago's 7-cent bag tax

With Mother Earth on the verge of going supernova any day now, Chicago has decided to do its part (again) to help the environment. Earlier this month, the Windy City repealed its controversial plastic bag ban and instead enacted a new 7-cent bag tax on disposable plastic and paper shopping bags....

Hefty Energy Bag Programs Helps Companies Reach Zero Waste Goals

A program that converts hard-to-recycle plastics into energy, launched last fall in the Omaha, Nebraska area, plans to expand across the US. The post Hefty Energy Bag Programs Helps Companies Reach Zero Waste Goals appeared first on Environmental Leader.

Newport closer to banning single-use plastic bags

Newport city councilors have unanimously voted to approve an ordinance banning single-use plastic shopping bags in an effort to make the city more environment-friendly. The 7-0 vote Wednesday came after … Click to Continue »

Letter From The UK: Winds Of Change

last weekVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Have you ever seen a plastic bag caught in swirling gusts of wind? It flies this way and that, never knowing where it will go and where it will come to rest when the wind drops. That’s Europe, that is; right now. Winds of change are blowing across the bleak political landscape that could affect […]

State environmental agency supports ban on plastic bags in NYC

last weekNews : NY Daily News

The state's top environmental watchdog is ready to back a citywide ban on plastic bags.

De Blasio open to banning plastic bags after Albany blocks fee

last weekNews : NY Daily News

Mayor de Blasio said he's "very open" to banning plastic bags outright.

This Fire-Spraying Drone Is Not a Weapon

Power lines tend to collect trash when the wind blows. Plastic bags and other assorted trash stuck in the lines can be dangerous. Apparently, in Xiangyang, China, they now send drones up to sort out the…

Swiss Saturday: Reusable Shopping Bags

The Swiss are big on using reusable shopping bags. They are always for sale–about $2 for a sturdy plasticky-cloth bag and $0.30 for a paper bag. There are times when those plastic disposable bags are available, but they’ve recently started charging $0.05 for those. Show More Summary

Unsolved: The Psycho Who Killed And Dismembered Rashawn Brazell Is Still Out There

last weekNews / Crime : Crime Feed

On February 17, 2005, subway workers found a bloody plastic bag filled with Rashawn Brazell's body parts in a tunnel near the "A" train platform at Nostrand Avenue station. The post Unsolved: The Psycho Who Killed And Dismembered Rashawn Brazell Is Still Out There appeared first on CrimeFeed.

Smart Thinking: Electric Company Uses Flamethrowing Octocopter To Burn Trash Off Power Lines

last weekHumor / odd : Geekologie

These are a few shots from Xiangyang, China where an electric power maintenance company is using a flamethrowing octocopter to burn plastic bags and other debris that have gotten caught on power lines too dangerous/out of reach for a person to retrieve. Show More Summary

NY Gov. Cuomo Promises ‘Statewide Solution’ to Plastic Bag Waste

New York City’s 5-cent disposal bag fee is dead, at least until 2018, now that Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill that blocks the city’s tax on single-use plastic and paper bags. The post NY Gov. Cuomo Promises ‘Statewide Solution’ to Plastic Bag Waste appeared first on Environmental Leader.

Shop this video: Simplify your grocery shopping routine

Plastic grocery bags are not only bad for the environment, they're also small and flimsy. Just think of all the times those bags have ripped between your car and your kitchen. These Annette Ferber insulated bags are going to be your game-changing alternative to plastic. Show More Summary

Andrew Cuomo's Bizarre Logic for Killing New York City's Plastic Bag Fee

On Tuesday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo found himself in a familiar predicament: how to reconcile his progressive self-image with a pattern of governing that generates more opposition on the left than on the right. Confronted with the...Show More Summary

Cuomo Makes Sure NYC's Plastic Bag Fee Sleeps With The Fishes

Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday signed legislation forbidding New York City from instituting a five cent fee on plastic shopping bags, placing the final nail in the coffin of a City Council attempt to reduce the use of the non-recyclable bags. [ more › ]

New York Today: New York Today: Winter Health Watch

2 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

Wednesday: Keeping up with the cold, a verdict in the Etan Patz case, and the 5-cent plastic bag fee.

Cuomo, citing environment, gives plastic bags new life in NYC

Gov. Andrew Cuomo loves the environment too much to compel New York City stores to charge a nickel for plastic bags, he said Tuesday afternoon. Cuomo announced he would sign a bill passed by state... To view the full story, click the title link.

Cuomo blocks New York City Council plastic bag fee

State lawmakers overruled New York City's mayor and city council by blocking a fee on non-reusable shopping bags in the city just hours before it was set to take effect. … Click to Continue »

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