If we ban plastic bags, some dog owners ask, how will we scoop up after Fido? So let's give them better options.
As we race toward the Next Big Sustainable Idea, it's worth pausing to check the rearview mirror.
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For the most part, negotiators working on an overarching agreement at the Rio+20 Earth Summit are gray-haired bureaucrats and aging policy wonks who are so concerned about today's politics that they sometimes have a problem... read more >
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Thirsty nation: It’s dry out there. The U.S. is experiencing its worst drought in almost five years thanks to the mild, nearly snowless winter. It’s especially bad in Florida, which is bracing for a spate of wildfires. USA... read more >