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Oil companies are investing billions in new plastic plants to double output in next 20 years

Living on an island makes you more aware that ocean pollution affects you — you’re surrounded by it. So it’s no surprise that the island where I live banned plastic bags back in 2012 due to growing concerns about plastic…

How Radical Enviros Made Africa’s Locust Problem Worse

Two weeks ago a Boeing 737 on final approach to Dire Dawa, Ethiopia, flew into a massive cloud of locusts swarming above the airport. The insects were sucked into the plane’s engines and splattered across the windshield, blinding the pilots to the runway ahead….

John McClaughry: Opposition to Global Warming Solutions Act – vtdigger.org

Editor’s note: This commentary is by John McClaughry, the vice president of the Ethan Allen Institute. Over the past 50 years I have seen a lot of bills introduced into the Vermont Legislature. Of all the bills over all those…

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Lab turns trash into valuable graphene in a flash

Scientists are using high-energy pulses of electricity to turn any source of carbon into turbostratic graphene in an instant. The process promises environmental benefits by turning waste into valuable graphene that can then strengthen concrete and other composite materials.

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Lab turns trash into valuable graphene in a flash

Scientists are using high-energy pulses of electricity to turn any source of carbon into turbostratic graphene in an instant. The process promises environmental benefits by turning waste into valuable graphene that can then strengthen concrete and other composite materials.

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We can’t trust the billionaires of Davos to solve a climate crisis they created | Payal Parekh

This week, among the private chalets and deep snow of Davos, the world’s leading politicians and businesspeople have been spending their time at the World Economic Forum (WEF), and they’ve been talking about the climate crisis. Greta Thunberg and Prince…

Dems’ War On Fracking Will Cost Them In Swing States

Most presidential campaigns feature a familiar refrain: Each candidate promises to create millions of new jobs. The 2020 primaries are unusual in that nearly all the Democratic candidates, including Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and Michael Bloomberg are solemnly…

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The Blue Acceleration: Recent colossal rise in human pressure on ocean quantified

Human pressure on the world’s ocean accelerated sharply at the start of the 21st century and shows no sign of slowing, according to a comprehensive new analysis on the state of the ocean. Scientists have dubbed the dramatic rise the ”Blue Acceleration”.

​Why Carolina bays are an enduring mystery

Carolina bays are best described as temporary, isolated freshwater wetlands. This is Banks Lake in Lakeland, Georgia. (Photo: Robert C. Clark) Earth still holds secrets. Among those secrets, what formed the Carolina bays, Earth’s most mysterious landform? People drive by…