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How Climate Change Has Battered the West Before Summer Even Begins – The New York Times

A heat dome is baking Arizona and Nevada, where temperatures have soared past 115 degrees this week and doctors are warning that people can get third-degree burns from the sizzling asphalt. At Lake Mead, which supplies water for 25 million…

Climate Change Batters the West Before Summer Even Begins – The New York Times

A heat dome is baking Arizona and Nevada, where temperatures have soared past 115 degrees this week and doctors are warning that people can get third-degree burns from the sizzling asphalt. At Lake Mead, which supplies water for 25 million…

Maryland landfills pose bigger climate problem than previously thought – The Chesapeake Bay Journal

Throwing food away is more than wasteful. When it gets buried in a landfill, it generates methane, a climate-warming greenhouse gas many times more potent than carbon dioxide. A new report by the nonprofit Environmental Integrity Project finds that Maryland’s…

Nigerian Homes Built From Thousands of Plastic Bottles –12x Stronger Than Brick And Earthquake Strong

Discarded plastic bottles can be found along too many miles of Earth roads—but in Nigeria, one of the most populated African countries, there are enough to create a sustainable construction business. In fact, there are now houses being built with discarded plastic bottles that are filled with sand and set into a wall via a […]

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Recycling

Michigan Develops a $97 Million Plan to Improve Recycling

How well do the residents in your state do when it comes to recycling? In “The 50 States of Recycling: A State-By-State Assessment of Containers and Packaging Recycling Rates,” Maine and Vermont ranked the highest. They were followed by Massachusetts, Oregon, Connecticut, New York, Minnesota, and Michigan.Michigan did well with a recycling rate of 48% […]

How manufacturing can raise the bar on global climate goals – World Economic Forum

Improving resource efficiency in manufacturing processes is as important as reducing the transport industry’s greenhouse gas emissions; Setting high emission reduction targets is the only way towards a net-zero greenhouse gas economy; Reducing the industry’s reliance on fossil fuels, recycling…

New Shipping Material Made From Popcorn Can Replace Styrofoam ‘Peanuts’

In a stroke of scientific genius, a German researcher enjoying a box of popcorn in a dark movie theater realized that the overpriced, butter-soaked concession had the exact same size and consistency as Styrofoam packing peanuts. Considering Styrofoam is made from polystyrene, which requires fossil fuel extraction and takes centuries to break down into yet […]

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150 Brands Unite to Clean Up Our Paper Supply – Saving Global Forests and Improving Recycling

Pack4Good, a campaign by the NGO Canopy, is one of the fastest growing corporate responsibility platforms in America for ensuring paper packaging is not coming from virgin, endangered, or valuable forests. Canopy’s work in auditing supply chains and providing recycled or sustainable packaging solutions has attracted 750 brands across all its campaigns, including e-commerce giants […]

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The last time I was so ecstatic about climate action was in 1987 – ThePrint

View of Earth from space | Pixabay Text Size: A- A+ President Joe Biden’s climate actions recognize the urgency as well as the multi-dimensionality of the climate crisis, with detailed attention to divisive but central issues such as environmental justice…

Passing the acid test: New, low-pH system recycles more carbon into valuable products

(University of Sydney) An engineering researcher from the University of Sydney, in collaboration with a team at the University of Toronto, has developed an electrochemical system that coverts a greater amount of CO2 into valuable products, such as ethylene and ethanol. These are used in everyday materials, from plastic to Lycra.