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Single-use plastic and air pollution: Two leading experts share their knowledge about climate change

Single-use plastic and air pollution: Two leading experts share their knowledge about climate change
October 1, 2019 PublicSource

By Juliette Rihl, PublicSource, through the Institute for Nonprofit News network

Climate change is a crisis that impacts us at both the global and local levels. The decisions of local and state lawmakers determine the type of materials that end up on our shelves and in our environment. The impact of pollution can vary depending on where you are, not just on a regional level but on a neighborhood level — meaning Pittsburghers don’t all experience the same consequences from pollution in the same way.

As part of Covering Climate Now, we’re focusing on telling climate change stories from the Pittsburgh perspective.

To add to the conversation, we’ve asked two notable experts – a veteran policy advocate and an air pollution researcher – to share their perspectives on climate change and policy.

Read the rest of the story here at PublicSource.

This article is republished here through Great Lakes Now’s membership in the Institute for Nonprofit News, a network of more than 200 nonprofit newsrooms across the U.S., working to strengthen the sources of trusted news for thousands of diverse communities.

Featured Image: Bales of recycled and compressed plastic at Waste Management’s recycling center on Neville Island. (Photo by Teake Zuidema/PublicSource)

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