Plastics, lax enforcement blamed as roadside litter worsens

Littler along a coastal North Carolina highway. Photo: Courtesy Michael Murdoch RALEIGH — Even though COVID-19 shutdowns in 2020 caused a dramatic decrease in traffic on North Carolina roads, the North Carolina Department of Transportation reports collecting record levels of roadside litter, with 6.3 million pounds as of late MayContinue Reading

‘Unequal ecological exchange’ worsens across time and space, creating growing Northern environmental liabilities

 Introduction These are vital but underemphasized questions of resource economics, and they have implications for both temporal and spatial justice. Due to unequal ecological exchange, future generations lose natural wealth to present generations, and Global South locations from which resources are drawn but not properly compensated are owed an ecologicalContinue Reading