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Microbial Responses to Climate Change in Three Major Ecosystems – AZoCleantech

Climate change is now generally accepted as humanity’s most serious contemporary challenge. According to a report released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the situation has worsened, with 3.3 billion people globally vulnerable to climate change. This article…

Amazon Joins the U.S. Department of Energy and MIT to Tackle Plastic Waste With New Science

Amazon.com has joined the international BOTTLE consortium to develop the technologies needed to reduce plastic pollution through innovation in materials and recycling. Imagine a new technology that breaks down existing plastic materials to create a new, innovative type of material. This new material could then be broken down more easily when recycled—and even biodegrade in […]

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Scientists Develop Breakthrough Method for Recycling Industrial Plastics at Room Temperature in 20 Minutes

A new and simple method for upcycling plastic waste at room temperature has been developed by a team of British researchers. The researchers at the University of Bath hope the new process will help recycling become less energy intensive, and thus more economically viable. While recycling rates are growing across Europe, traditional methods remain limited […]

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German City Diverts Goods From Landfills, Repairs Them, Then Sells in ‘Department Store for Reuse’

itIt’s not every day that a municipal waste department spends more time thinking about saving things than dumping them. In Hamburg in Germany, however, there’s money to be made in the second-hand market, and who better to capitalize on that than the people who haul the city’s trash? Stilbruch is the “IKEA of used goods,” […]

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Plastic pollution is bad, but how exactly is it linked to climate change? | Greenbiz – GreenBiz

From bags caught in hedgerows to bottles bobbing in the ocean, the visible signs of our single-use plastic addiction are everywhere. We all know that plastic pollution is a big problem. But what is less talked about is exactly how…

Decarbonization Tech Instantly Converts Carbon Dioxide to Solid Carbon

Australian researchers have developed a smart and super-efficient new way of capturing carbon dioxide and converting it to solid carbon, to help advance the decarbonization of heavy industries. The carbon dioxide utilization technology from researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, is designed to be smoothly integrated into existing industrial processes. Decarbonization is an immense […]

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Fighting Climate Change, From Capitol Hill to City Hall – Center For American Progress

Introduction and summary Historically, states, local governments, and tribal nations have been key leaders on climate ambition. For example, in the 1960s, California set the nation’s first tailpipe emissions standards1 and continued on the path of setting the most advanced…

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