POLLUTION

Plastic grocery bags.
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A western Massachusetts lawmaker has signed on to a bill to ban single-use plastic bags at stores statewide.

Great Food Comes With Great Waste At UMass

Jan 16, 2019
UMass Amherst emphasizes composting, providing compostable utensils, napkins and cups in the dining areas.
Ayelet Ehrenkranz / NEPR

The phrase “number one dining” is often thrown around at UMass Amherst. But with all that great food comes great waste.

State utility regulators have approved the transfer of the closed Vermont Yankee nuclear plant to NorthStar, a demolition company that has has committed to decommissioning the plant decades earlier than previously planned.

The latest national climate assessment says forests play a key role in keeping our air clean.

A fish advisory near a fishing spot on the Housatonic River.
Nancy Eve Cohen / NEPR

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is inviting the public to weigh in on the cleanup of the Housatonic River at a meeting Monday in Lenox, Massachusetts.

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