Trump’s Wall Threatens Thousands of Plant and Animal Species Along the U.S.-Mexico Border

January 10, 2019 at 1:49 am





Around 50 threatened animal species — including jaguars, ocelots and bighorn sheep — will struggle to survive if the wall is built

U.S. Threatens Poor Countries for Supporting Breastfeeding and Shunning U.S. Formula Companies

July 12, 2018 at 12:33 am




In an apparent effort to protect formula companies, the U.S. threatens the World Health Organization and poor countries for adopting a resolution to support breastfeeding

Plastic Piles Up Around the World After China Refuses to Recycle It

January 17, 2018 at 4:44 pm




Inundated with more plastic than it can recycle, China says its done being the “world’s garbage dump,”  causing backups and chaos at recycling plants across Europe, the U.S., Canada and Australia

Recycling is piling up at Rogue Waste System in southern Oregon. Employees say their only option for now is to send it to a landfill. Jes Burns/OPB/EarthFix

For the last 2o years, China recycled about half of the world’s plastics and paper products. While this helped supply its manufacturing boom, the country says it has had enough.