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Jessica Corbett, staff writer
A volunteer removes plastic bottles and other trash polluting Ruaka River in Nairobi, Kenya. An increasing production of single-use plastics for beverage and other uses has become a nightmare in solid waste management in the country. (Photo: James Wakibia/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
"This is an important milestone in fighting plastic pollution, transitioning shifting to a circular economy, and achieving the aims of the European Green Deal."
Julia Conley, staff writer
"Scientists should watch and worry, yes, but the rest of us need not panic."
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Water vapor rises from the cooling towers of the Jänschwalde lignite-fired power plant of Lausitzer Energie Bergbau AG (LEAG) on August 19, 2020 in Peitz, Germany. (Photo: Patrick Pleul/picture alliance via Getty Images)
"Everyone must understand that by taking care of our planet we are not only...

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