CT legislators split along party lines over trash and global warming – The Connecticut Mirror
Engaging in debates over policy and process, legislators split along party lines Friday as the Environment Committee sent to the floors of the House and Senate two bills addressing Connecticut’s struggle to manage solid waste disposal and curb climate change….
Indian Startup Uses Rice Crop Waste to Make Biodegradable Foam Packaging–Instead of Burning it
A Delhi-based engineer has designed a replacement for polystyrene packaging out of “rice stubble” the dead stalks left over after the rice season in India, millions of tons of which are burned every year. They say wisdom oft comes from the mouths of babes, and Mr. Arpit Dhupar was at first left scratching his head […]
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PM condemns salutes at rally – as it happened
We’re going to wrap up the live blog now. Here’s what made the news today: Amy Remeikis will be back with you again in the morning for the third sitting day of this week. Until then, enjoy your evening. Health…
8th Annual Ocean Conference Raises $20 Billion, And Pledges For Marine Protection
By Elizabeth Claire Alberts International delegates attending the eighth annual Our Ocean Conference in Panama March 2-3 have pledged billions to protect the world’s oceans. Participants made 341 commitments worth nearly $20 billion, including funding for expanding and improving marine protected areas and biodiversity corridors. Previous Our Ocean conferences have generated more than 1,800 commitments […]
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The Next Frontier in Farming? The Ocean. – The New York Times
Climate correspondent Somini Sengupta reported from South Korea with photographer Chang W. Lee, who also traveled to Australia. March 15, 2023 For centuries, it’s been treasured in kitchens in Asia and neglected almost everywhere else: Those glistening ribbons of seaweed…
Mom Recycles a Ton of Trash With Backyard Public Recycling Center That Collects Things the City Doesn’t
An English woman has found her calling and recycled more than 2,000 pounds of trash after setting up a drop-off point in her garden shed for people to leave items that garbage men don’t collect. Liz Pinfield-Wells built the DIY recycling center following the birth of her third child after she learned she couldn’t recycle […]
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The Heat Is On: Understanding the Realities of Global Warming … – Devdiscourse
The Earth’s climate is changing, and it’s changing fast. The average temperature of the planet has risen by about 1.1 degrees Celsius since pre-industrial times, and it’s projected to increase even more in the coming decades. This phenomenon is called…
How to Recycle Items That Aren’t Accepted In Your Blue Bin
When an item in your blue bin shouldn’t be in that bin, two things happen. First, improperly recycled items can damage the recycling equipment. Second, workers have to remove the incorrectly recycled items and move them to trash bins to be hauled to the landfill, which raises operating costs.Items that are typically accepted in blue […]
Could growing celery in rewetted peatland help fight climate change?
Could celery help fight climate change? Peatlands in lowland Britain have been drained for agriculture and releasing carbon for years, but paludiculture, or wet farming, aims to rewet drained peatland and grow crops that can tolerate high water levels. In…
Ten Companies That Are Establishing Innovative Recycling Programs
Per the EPA, over 292 million tons of waste were generated in 2018 and only 94 million tons were recycled or composted. Only a third of all generated trash is recycled, so there’s a lot of room for improvement.Sometimes, people cannot find appropriate ways to recycle items they know are made from recyclable materials. Your […]