A sweeping package of bills aimed at reducing plastic waste and improving recycling efforts, approved by the Legislature this month, are being celebrated by environmentalists and trash-reduction activists as they await final consideration by Gov. Gavin Newsom. The six bills include a measure that would expand plastic straw restrictions to
Older fishermen such as Boaventura Martins, 60, have noticed the fish have not only become more scarce, but smaller. Some species have disappeared, he says. On a good day, Martins will catch 10kg (22lb) of fish, which is barely enough to cover his fuel costs. When he began fishing 40
Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC) and Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad), together with other companies in the MVP group, signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) with the Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) to jointly protect the Laguna Lake and its surrounding provinces, cities, and towns. This cooperation is solidified through
PALMETTO — Decades of progress cleaning up Tampa Bay could disappear in a couple of years without vigilance, two top estuary management officials warned Friday, as a toxic Red Tide bloom torments the region. They held up the Indian River Lagoon on Florida’s East Coast as an example. The loss
The state has been ramping up efforts to combat the unprecedented red tide bloom that is killing untold numbers of fish in Tampa Bay. This week, the heads of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Department of Environmental Protection met with local officials and toured Tampa Bay. They
Talks on a long-term lease for the Caneel Bay Resort at Virgin Islands National Park are on hold while the National Park Service evaluates the extent of environmental wastes at the resort/Carolyn Sugg via Flickr. Hazardous wastes dotting the Caneel Bay Resort at Virgin Islands National Park have halted negotiations
Kate Kendell, the former longtime executive director of the San Francisco-based National Center for Lesbian Rights, is now the first chief of staff for the California Endowment. Kendell began the new position June 1, after having served for nine years on the endowment’s board of directors, a news release stated.