Los Angeles hopes to turn plastic trash into paved roads

One of the largest cities in the United States is becoming the first metropolitan area to recycle plastic into repaved roads. In Los Angeles, the Bureau of Street Services, or StreetsLA, has tested samples of recycled asphalt mixed with recycled plastic in parking lots and smaller streets. Adel Hagekhalil, StreetsLA’s executive director and general manager,Continue reading “Los Angeles hopes to turn plastic trash into paved roads”

Veterans lobby Congress to fully fund conservation program

Veterans asked for full and permanent funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund in meetings with congressional offices yesterday. As volunteers from the Vet Voice Foundation popped in and out, some lawmakers decided to sign on to the LWCF bill. “I met with Sen. Martha McSally, who’s my senator from the great state ofContinue reading “Veterans lobby Congress to fully fund conservation program”

FDA to furlough more workers to fund review of new treatments

Jan. 18 (UPI) — WASHINGTON — The longest federal government shutdown in U.S. history continues to disrupt the Food and Drug Administration‘s oversight of potentially life-saving drugs such as allergy medication. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb tweeted Friday the agency will have to furlough more workers to stockpile money for the review of new medications. “As review workload declines, becauseContinue reading “FDA to furlough more workers to fund review of new treatments”