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A worker uses a propane torch to polish a glass straw at the EcoGlass Straws manufacturing facility in Hood River, Oregon, on July 5, 2018. Photo by Terray Sylvester/Bloomberg.
Now that plastic's passe, tiny Oregon shop is building the straw of tomorrow
July 14, 2018 - 11:45am
June 22, 2018
Girl Scout Shelby O'Neil, 17, helped convince several companies to reduce their use of disposable plastic straws. MUST CREDIT: Shelby O'Neil
A Girl Scout wrote to companies with a heartfelt request. As a result, they cut down on millions of plastic straws.
June 22, 2018 - 11:50am
PreventEpidemics.org gives a score to each country based on its ability to find, stop and prevent epidemics. PreventEpidemics.org screenshot
How prepared is the world for next epidemic? Tool shows most countries are not.
June 22, 2018 - 10:01am
June 20, 2018
This bald eagle was one of 13 found dead on a farm near Federalsburg, Md., in 2016. Photo from Maryland Natural Resources Police.
13 bald eagles were found dead in a field. This is what killed them.
June 20, 2018 - 12:41pm
June 11, 2018
A customer who skipped the lid but not the straw -- she said she usually carries a glass straw -- at Cafe Grumpy, in New York, May 9, 2018. In many quarters, the ubiquitous plastic straw has suddenly become a pariah for the harm it can do to the environment, and some cities, including Seattle and Malibu, Calif. (Stephen Speranza/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
SeaWorld, Ikea and Royal Caribbean are getting rid of plastic straws and bags
June 11, 2018 - 11:18am
June 4, 2018
Volcano erupts in Guatemala, killing at least 25, injuring dozens more, officials say
June 4, 2018 - 7:23am
June 1, 2018
Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Dan Wenk, shown outside his office in Mammoth, Wyo., in 2013. Photo for The Washington Post by Erik Petersen
Facing reassignment under Trump, top Yellowstone official instead retires
June 1, 2018 - 12:39pm
May 17, 2018
Refrigerators at a dump in New Orleans. Reported in 2018, government scientists have detected an increase in emissions of an outlawed industrial gas that destroys ozone, potentially slowing progress in restoring the atmosphere’s protective ozone layer. (Vincent Laforet/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Someone, somewhere, is making a banned chemical that destroys the ozone layer, scientists suspect
May 17, 2018 - 9:31pm
Corn is harvested in Princeton, Illinois, on Oct. 9, 2017.  Bloomberg photo by Daniel Acker.
Warming planet could mean bigger corn crops for US farmers
May 17, 2018 - 12:17pm
May 13, 2018
Running coach Jeff Horowitz, in red, and ploggers pick up trash near the Francis L. Cardozo Education Campus in Washington, on April 22, 2018. Photo by Kelyn Soong.
Plogging: A light run with big impact on litter
May 13, 2018 - 10:42am
May 7, 2018
The European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts' Copernicus Climate Change Service tracks aurface air temperatures. 
Photo by: Copernicus Climate Change Service — Handout
While the US shivered, the rest of the world simmered in planet's third-hottest April
May 7, 2018 - 1:29pm
S new fissure erupted near fissures 2 and 7, beginning with small lava spattering at about 8:44 p.m. on Saturday, May 5. By 9 p.m., lava fountains as high as about 230 feet were erupting from the fissure. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey.play button
'This is heartbreaking': Lava burns more homes on Hawaii's Big Island as new fissures form
May 7, 2018 - 8:12am
April 29, 2018
A critically endangered North Atlantic right whale takes a dive for plankton in Cape Cod Bay off the coast of Provincetown, Mass.  Photo for The Washington Post by Jamie Cotten
North Atlantic right whales will be extinct in 25 years, scientists say - unless we act now to save them
April 29, 2018 - 2:20pm
April 22, 2018
Food in the garbage. USDA photo via Flickr.
Americans waste about a quarter of the food they buy, and the environmental consequences are staggering
April 22, 2018 - 10:52am
April 21, 2018
Volunteers cleaned up in and around the Red River in Fargo during the summer of 2017. River Keepers / Special to The Forum
10 simple ways to help save Earth
April 21, 2018 - 6:27am
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