Study: 1 to 2 Million Tons of Us Plastic Trash Goes Astray

More than a million tons a year of America's plastic trash isn't ending up where it should. The equivalent of as many as 1,300 plastic grocery bags per person is landing in places such as oceans and roadways, according to a new study of U.S. plastic trash. ...
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Sequoia, Kings Canyon Close Due to Health, Safety Concerns

SAN FRANCISCO — Overflowing trash and human waste and other unsafe visitor conditions have prompted Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks in California to close to the public. The parks said in a statement they were shutting Wednesday evening and would li...