4 Years After Discovery, the First Viking Ship Burial Found in Over 100 Years Reveals its Lost Secrets
Reprinted with permission from World at Large,Â an independent news outlet covering conflict, travel, science, conservation, and health and fitness. When news broke in 2018 that another Viking-Age ship burial had been found on the shores of the Oslo Fjord, it quickly became one of the finds of the century. Compared to its truly legendary predecessors […]
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Voting teal is all very well but curbing our lifestyles to save the planet is crucial | Conal Hanna
Tony Abbott. Donald Trump. Adani. Scott Morrison. Jair Bolsonaro. Shell. George W Bush. George HW Bush. Saudi Aramco. These are just some of the names rightly called out by media in recent years for their contribution to, or stalling of…
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 […]
What States Are Enacting New Recycling Rules in 2023?
Recycling is a big deal. During the pandemic, it also became a big issue. Landfills and recycling centers were overloaded, sick, and couldn’t keep up with the decluttering, online ordering, and work-from-home changes that had residential bins and wheeled containers overflowing. As things returned to the new normal, new challenges appeared. People didn’t want to keep […]
No, Gov. Newsom, California’s Rainstorms Aren’t Proof Of A ‘Climate Crisis’
Since Dec. 26, 2022, California Governor Gavin Newsom has taken no ownership of the $1 billion in damages caused by the nine consecutive rainstorms that pummeled the state. No blame for the 21 lives lost. No accountability for countless power…
Never-Ending Literary Treasure Hunt Has Kids Finding Hidden Books, Reading, Then Re-Hiding Them for Others
A never-ending treasure hunt in a small New South Wales town has given new lives to thousands of books, and new smiles to as many children. In the town of Braidwood, a tradition of hiding children’s books in plastic bags in unlikely places has grown out a pandemic tradition of hiding painted rocks. Hidden in […]
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Australia and Negotiations for a Global Plastics Treaty and reduce plastic pollution in the marine environment
Photo by IISD/ENB The final resolution at the United Nations Environment Assembly 21 February – 4 March 2022 was to develop a Global Plastics Treaty and to set up an Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee to develop an internationally legally binding instrument…
Red Sea Coral Reefs Keep Thriving Despite Global Warming
SHARM El SHEIKH, Egypt — The vast majority of the world’s coral reefs are likely to be severely damaged in the coming decades if the planet keeps warming at its current rate. But the wildly colorful coral reefs in the…
Halloween Candy Wrappers Are Hard to Recycle!
An estimated 600 million pounds of Halloween candy was handed out on October 31st. Each miniature or full-size candy is individually wrapped in a plastic wrapper. While that small wrapper may seem insignificant to you, add them all up. 600 million candy wrappers, plus the plastic bags they come in and the plastic bags some […]
What’s All the Buzz About Pyrolysis for Recycling Plastic?
There’s been a lot of talk about pyrolysis being the solution to the plastics recycling problem. Is this method the solution that some experts believe it will be? What is all the buzz about?There are Problems With Plastics RecyclingBefore you even get into the purpose of pyrolysis, you have to look at the current problems […]