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How can I help to fight climate change? The causes of global warming explained and what I can do at home – iNews

A week of record-breaking temperatures and devastating wildfires has pushed climate change back to the top of the public agenda. Without action to rapidly slash emissions, 40°C days could become a regular occurrence, scientists warned this week. The blistering heat…

New Type of Plastic Made Directly From Organic Plant Waste Could Be the Game-Changer We Need

A new type of plastic made directly from organic plant waste has been created by scientists. The new material is easy to make and could be used in everything from packaging and textiles to medicine and electronics. The researchers in Switzerland have already used the technique to make packaging films, fibres that can be spun […]

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‘Piel vegana’: el plástico que se vende como bueno para el planeta

Por ejemplo, el índice clasifica al poliéster como uno de los materiales más sustentables del mundo, con base en datos sobre la producción de poliéster en Europa proporcionados por un grupo de la industria del plástico, aunque la mayoría del…

‘Vegan Leather’: How Fashion Giants Recast Plastic as Good for the Planet

The index rates polyester as one of the world’s most sustainable fabrics, for example, using data on European polyester production provided by a plastics-industry group, although most of the world’s polyester is made in Asia, usually using a dirtier energy…

This Eminent Scientist Says Climate Activists Need to Get Real – The New York Times

The “really” in the title of Vaclav Smil’s newest book, “How the World Really Works: The Science Behind How We Got Here and Where We’re Going,” is doing some heavy lifting. Implicit in the renowned energy scientist’s usage is the…

New Mesh Keeps Out Insects, But Lets in Sun and Rain for up to 3x the Yield

Researchers have designed a textile called Plant Armor that forces insects to navigate a maze-like path if they want to reach a farmer’s crop. Based on their findings, North Carolina State University researchers said the Plant Armor could provide a more effective alternative for insect protection—one that is chemical-free. “We found it’s possible to use […]

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Warming Trends: Cooling Off Urban Heat Islands, Surviving Climate Disasters and Tracking Where Your Social … – InsideClimate News

SCIENCE Urban Heat Plummets Under Covid Lockdowns in China  Under some of the strictest lockdowns in the world, Chinese cities saw human activity all but cease in February and March of 2020. The strange scenario allowed researchers to investigate how…

5 ways to simultaneously improve living standards and limit global warming | Greenbiz – GreenBiz

Over the past quarter of a century, advances in technology and living standards have enabled more than a billion people to lift themselves out of poverty. Many more are expected to experience improved lifestyles in the coming decades as emerging…

Design Students Use Art to Reimagine Plastic Recycling – Creating Lamps, Seat Covers, and More

London design students were given a challenge: take plastic that will most likely end up in the landfill, and turn it into a new raw material using as little energy as possible. Part of a competition from the London Royal College of Art, the students excelled, turning plastic into train car-seat covers, sound insulation, art […]

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Why Everything You’ve Heard About Plastics Is Wrong

By now you must have noticed how many of the big news stories that have political significance to the left, and are hyped for months or years (or even decades) on end throughout the mainstream media, turn out to be…

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