Chile Wants to Ban Plastic Bags: Is That a Good Thing?

Chile Wants to Ban Plastic Bags: Is That a Good Thing?

By: Andrew Kemmer.

Chile has vowed to become the latest country to ban the use of plastic bags in order to mitigate the negative environmental effect that they have. But the path to an effective ban is much murkier than simply banning bags and seeing an improvement overnight. What will Chile do to implement an effective ban?

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Country at War: No One can Agree What to do With Australia’s Trees

Country at War: No One can Agree What to do With Australia’s Trees

By: Andrew Kemmer.

In New South Wales, Australia, new legislation recently came into effect that changed the regulations for vegetation-clearing. Farmers have long believed they had too little say over what they could do with their land. New legislation could give farmers much more latitude to clear vegetation on their land, but they’re unfinished, hard to understand, and have environmentalists in an uproar.

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