Opinion: AquaCon’s Proposed Industrial Salmon Farm Represents a Major Environmental Risk for Maryland

Salmon splash at a fish hatchery. Stock.adobe.com photo by Photography by Adri. By Alan Girard, Eastern Shore director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation;Bradley Stevens, professor emeritus of marine science at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore;David Secor, professor at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Chesapeake Biological Laboratory;FredContinue Reading

OPINION | Unsolved Environmental Crisis Continues

by Christian Poulsen and the King County International Airport Community Coalition The Duwamish River Valley is home to some of Seattle and King County’s most vibrant and diverse communities. These neighborhoods have the least amount of green spaces available to residents, the lowest regional air quality, and host one ofContinue Reading

Opinion: Agricultural plastic is just as harmful as ocean plastic

The first U.N. Ocean Conference in five years ended recently in Lisbon, Portugal, with Secretary-General António Guterres calling for a global commitment by businesses, governments and individuals to do more to preserve and protect the planet’s seas.  But why aren’t governments meeting to discuss the agricultural plastic emergency? According to a U.N. Food &Continue Reading

Mixed plastic packaging for recycling.

A policy expert offers best practices for designing EPR for packaging. | Marina Onokhina/Shutterstock There seems to be disagreement in the industry – and confusion for the public – on whether or not recycling is “broken.” But regardless of the word we use to describe it, most recycling professionals wouldContinue Reading

Opinion: Odds are still stacked against social enterprises delivering public services | The Social Enterprise Magazine

Ten years ago, things looked a little different in Britain. Beyond the achievements and spectacle of the London Olympics, social enterprises were enjoying increasing recognition in 2012. The previous Labour government had encouraged NHS spinouts and brought finance to social sector organisations through the Futurebuilders fund and the Social EnterpriseContinue Reading