(NPR) The Ocean Cleanup has launched booms intended to fish out trash from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Will it work? Will it be enough? Will it cause harm to wildlife? Technological solutions to environmental problems often carry risk, but we should welcome any careful attempt at solving these problems even when they unconventional.Read More
(Fortune) Congress held its first hearing Wednesday on the Flint, Michigan water crisis, and the outrage over the city’s lead-polluted water was palpable. “This is failing at every level,” Rep. Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, told the packed room. Critics have called the Flint crisis –and the government’s failure to act promptly –an example of environmental racism, noting the city is mostly black and poor.
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