Posts in The Environmental Policy Category


Climate change is a disaster for millennials, an inconvenience for the boomers

This is not the defining issue of my generation. But it is of yours. Source: Environmental Policy

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Extraordinary photos from an Antarctic expedition

The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise is on a 3-month Antarctic expedition, supporting an international proposal for the world’s largest protected area. Source: Environmental Policy

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Do you know how to use a water fountain?

Some head-scratching tips from The Guardian are a reminder that there are young folks unfamiliar with these old fashioned devices! Source: Environmental Policy

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No, your microwave oven isn't killing the planet

These stupid headlines miss the whole point. Microwaves use very little power, slightly more than a 7-watt LED bulb over its lifetime. Source: Environmental Policy

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UK supermarket promises to go plastic-free by 2023

The fact that Iceland specializes in frozen food has not daunted its directors, who say they’ll switch to recyclable paper and pulp trays. Source: Environmental Policy

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European Union pledges to fight plastic pollution

But its strategy would be far more effective if it focused on reusables, not recycling. Source: Environmental Policy

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China is planting 16.3 million acres of forest this year

The pollution-beleaguered country plans to increase forest coverage to 23 percent of its total landmass by the end of the decade. Source: Environmental Policy

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Scotland bans plastic-handled cotton buds

The ban on buds (swabs) is expected to reduce Scotland’s marine plastic pollution by 50 percent. Source: Environmental Policy

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Microbead bans come into effect in UK and Canada

There’s much work still to be done. But this is an important step for our oceans. Source: Environmental Policy

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German politicians fear 2020 climate goals are unreachable, but won't give up

Because they started setting aggressive goals early, it still leaves Germany ahead of schedule on Paris Climate Agreement commitments Source: Environmental Policy

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