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Mythbusting: Five common misperceptions surrounding the environmental impacts of single-use plastics

Stand in the soda pop aisle at the supermarket, surrounded by rows of brightly colored plastic bottles and metal cans, and it’s easy to conclude that the main environmental problem here is an overabundance of single-use containers: If we simply recycled more of them, we’d go a long way toward minimizing impacts. In reality, most of the environmental impacts of many consumer products, including soft drinks, are tied to the products inside, not the packaging, according to an environmental engineer.

Regenerated forests offset 12% of carbon emissions in Brazilian Amazon in 33 years

(Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo) A study quantified the size and age of the forests that grow naturally in degraded and abandoned areas, creating 131 benchmark maps for Brazil. The Amazon has the most restored forests and the Atlantic Rainforest biome has the oldest.

Metal deposits from Chinese coal plants end up in the Pacific Ocean, USC research shows

(University of Southern California) Emissions from coal-fired power plants in China are fertilizing the North Pacific Ocean with a metal nutrient important for marine life, according to new findings from a USC-led research team. The researchers believe these metals could change the ocean ecosystem, though it’s unclear whether it would be for better or worse.

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75 ways Trump made America dirtier and the planet warmer

“I want crystal clean water and air.” That’s what Donald Trump said in the first chaotic presidential debate with Joe Biden. But there is scant evidence of that desire in the actions of his administration, which has spent nearly four…

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75 ways Trump made America dirtier and the planet warmer

“I want crystal clean water and air.” That’s what Donald Trump said in the first chaotic presidential debate with Joe Biden. But there is scant evidence of that desire in the actions of his administration, which has spent nearly four…

Eco-Activists’ Well-Funded War On Pennsylvania’s Energy Industry

Summary: The Keystone State, an oil and natural gas powerhouse, is under siege by an alliance of well-organized, well-funded “green” activists. From cap-and-trade schemes meant to bleed ratepayers dry to fracking bans on one of Pennsylvania’s most vital industries, the…

Plastic bags could be ‘eco-friendlier’ than paper and cotton

Scientists have modeled the cradle-to-grave environmental impact of using different types of shopping bags and report that in cities like Singapore, single-use plastic bags (made from high-density polyethylene plastic) have a lower environmental footprint than single-use paper and multi-use cotton bags.

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Millions of Plastic Bottles Will Be Offset as Remote Town Gets Renewable Drinking Water Created From Sunlight

Last week SOURCE Global announced their third successful collaboration with Conservation International, which is delivering sustainable, clean drinking water to the Indigenous peoples of Palawan in the Philippines. The array of SOURCE Hydropanels will create more than 40,000 liters of renewable drinking water each year, powered only by sunshine, while offseting more than two million […]

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Millions of Plastic Bottles Will Be Offset as Remote Town Gets Renewable Drinking Water Created From Sunlight

Last week SOURCE Global announced their third successful collaboration with Conservation International, which is delivering sustainable, clean drinking water to the Indigenous peoples of Palawan in the Philippines. The array of SOURCE Hydropanels will create more than 40,000 liters of renewable drinking water each year, powered only by sunshine, while offseting more than two million […]

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