environmentalism

Environmentalists have proposed that local governments ban plastic straws in order to spare the environment, but an unintended consequence might be leading to even worse results. As Scott Duke Kominers of Bloomberg explains, customers like the metal straws that replaced the banned plastic straws so much that they are stealing them from restaurants, believing it
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Former-New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg had pledged to donate $500 billion to get the United States to stop using coal and natural gas. Here’s what we know According to Beyond Carbon’s website, the campaign “will work with state and local organizations working to pass climate and clean energy policies, including 100% clean energy laws,
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Global warming is fueling the growth of plants, which means that allergy sufferers can expect more pollen, and in turn more sneezing and red, itchy eyes, according to a new report by CBS News. Warming global temperatures mean “another tough season for allergy sufferers,” CBS warns, as “warm weather is arriving up to 20 days
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Environmentalism has a long history of attracting cranks, loons and zealots. There was the Unabomber, whose Manifesto was all but indistinguishable from Al Gore’s Earth In Balance. There was James Lee, the eco-terrorist who in 2010 was shot by police at the Discovery Channel after taking hostages, leaving behind rambling messages protesting about “overpopulation” and
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