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Plastic’s carbon footprint

From campaigns against microplastics to news of the great Pacific garbage patch, public awareness is growing about the outsized effect plastic has on the world’s oceans. However, its effect on the air is far less obvious. Plastic production, use, and disposal all emit prodigious amounts of greenhouse gasses, but scientists haven’t had a firm grasp on the scope.

China, India economic development key to achieving MDG for safe drinking water

(Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo) Research led by The University of Tokyo examined why the United Nations Millennium Development Goal for access to safe drinking water was achieved when all previous attempts had failed. They looked at previous targets, definitions of water safety, and relations with population movement and socioeconomic change. They found keys to success were the relatively easier and somewhat ambiguous targets, huge population migration in China and urban and rural development in India, and economic development.

Watch Incoherent John Kerry Get Destroyed Over His Bogus Climate Change Claims

Former Secretary of State John Kerry was on Capitol Hill Tuesday morning testifying in front of the House Oversight Committee about the “threat” of climate change. He presented the typical fearmongering argument about the world ending if we don’t do…

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Grocery giant ALDI announces 100% sustainable packaging by 2025

This week, supermarket chain ALDI pledged to offer 100 percent reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging on all of their products by 2025. In a press statement released on April 3rd, the company outlined their specific goals to reduce plastic in their stores over the next five years. ALDI is a major grocery chain with 1,800 stores across 35 states. They serve more than 40 million customers every month and are in the position to make a huge impact on the products that Americans consume as…

2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #14

Latest Posts 2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #14 New research, March 25-31, 2019 Why results from the next generation of climate models matter Protecting oil companies instead of the climate-vulnerable is elitist Asteroid to hit…

Letter to the editor: Climate change issues transcend borders – Press Herald

I support Gov. Mills in the push forward she announced in her recent address (“Mills sets goal to fight climate change: 100% renewable electricity by 2050,” Feb. 28) to help Maine communities adapt to changes in the climate. She is…

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Make your own custom sunglasses from recycled plastic with FOS

This company in Spain lets customers design and handcraft sunglasses, and that’s not even the best part! FOS sunglasses are made from 100% recycled plastic that would otherwise end up in a landfill. Head to the FOS studio in Barcelona to take part in the workshop, where clients can choose the color of the sunglasses and build them themselves with the help of FOS designers. After picking a color and assembling the frames, you then can choose a lens color that complements your design. Even…