Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey announced a ban on procuring single-use plastic bottles across all state agencies. She said the move is to help limit ocean pollution and protect local endangered species.
In jaw-dropping new findings, an investigation from The Guardian revealed that 98% of all Europeans are breathing unhealthy air. They learned that virtually all of Europe’s air has levels of PM2.5, a pollutant known to have major health impacts, that exceeds the World Health Organization’s recommended levels. PM2.5 is mostly put into the air during the burning of fossil fuels, and experts say the findings are a wake-up call that urgent action is needed for the continent. You can read the full report here.