California Becomes First State to Ban Disposable Plastic Bags

Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed legislation imposing the nation’s first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags, driven to action by a buildup of litter and damage to aquatic ecosystems. The measure marks a major milestone for environmental activists who have successfully pushed plastic bag bans in cities across the U.S., including Chicago, Austin and… Read more »

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This is Occupy Hong Kong

It’s called Occupy Central With Love and Peace, but most people just call it Occupy Central, and it’s incredible. The short story is this: three decades ago, Britain and China signed onto the Sino-British Joint Declaration of 1984, agreeing to transfer the sovereignty of Hong Kong from Britain to China in 1997. The agreement established… Read more »

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