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US Cities Burn Recyclables After China Bans Imports

Oliver Milman The Guardian
In July 2017, China told the World Trade Organization it no longer wanted to be the end point for yang laji, or foreign garbage, with the country keen to grapple with its own mountains of waste.

From Yellow Vests to the Green New Deal

Joseph E. Stiglitz Project Syndicate
The grassroots movement behind the Green New Deal offers a ray of hope to the badly battered establishment: they should embrace it - make it part of the progressive agenda. We need something positive to save us from ugly wave of populism, nativism...
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