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Corporate Cash vs. Green Ideals in the Legislature 
If you missed the Oregonian’s series on the devastating effect corporate money has had on Oregon’s environmental policies, you can find a recap, along with an examination of the prospects for change, here: https://www.oregonlive.com/politics/2019/05/campaign-cash-thwarted-oregons-green-ideals-what-the-legislature-may-and-may-not-change.html

Natural World Crisis in Five Graphics 
It isn’t always easy to put the various reports of environmental impacts, imperiled species, and resource depletion in perspective. The BBC has developed five graphics which help to visualize the issues: https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-48104037

$2-Billion Judgement Against Roundup 
For the third time in less than a year Bayer, who now owns Roundup, (Bayer having bought Monsanto who developed it), has been found liable for health effects attributed to the herbicide. The awards are climbing, and over 10,000 more lawsuits await adjudication. The BBC can fill you in: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-48262567

Plastic Recycling – The Problem Nobody Wants 
First it was China which stopped taking most plastics for recycling. The global stream of waste plastics then diverted to Malaysia, but now they don’t want it either. CNN asks, “What’s next?” https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/26/asia/malaysia-plastic-recycle-intl/index.html

 

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