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China Impacts Massachusetts Recycling

China is the world’s largest importer of recycled materials. In March 2018, the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection enforced a new standard for the quality of recycled materials that China will purchase, which reduces contamination from 3 percent to 0.5 percent. As a result, the...

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The Green New Deal

The Green New Deal. What is it? The Green New Deal is the name of House Resolution 109, which calls the federal government to take broad action against climate change. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY-14) and Senator Edward Markey (D-MA) introduced the resolution to the House of Representatives on...

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How Government Shutdown Impacts the EPA

How does the partial government shutdown impact the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)? The EPA inspects industrial sites for pollution violations and compliance with environmental law. The inspection of industrial sites, which include factories, plants, and refineries that deal with chemicals, oil, power, and water treatment, is...

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Christmas Trees: Real vs. Artificial

Which do you think is the more eco-friendly Christmas tree — real or artificial? It’s a curious question, and the answer might surprise you. Last month Karen Zraick of the New York Times published an article that examines this very question. Here are the takeaways: It is...

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