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Climate change turned Venus into a hellscape. Is Earth next? – Vox

“Hellscape” is the most appropriate word to describe the surface of Venus, the second planet from the sun. At 900 degrees Fahrenheit, it’s the hottest planet in the solar system, thanks to an atmosphere that’s almost entirely made up of…

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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A 15 Million-Acre Protected Superhighway Near Galapagos Was Just Created to Ban Fishing, Preserve Marine Life

Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso announced at the climate summit, COP 26 in Scotland, an expansion of the marine protections around the iconic Galápagos Islands by 23,000 square miles—nearly 15 million acres. Lasso also announced the creation a protected swimway from Galápagos all the way to Costa Rica, an underwater superhighway refuge for a variety of […]

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Recycling

What Would Happen If People Stopped Recycling?

As the pandemic impacted daily routines, some cities and towns had to stop accepting recyclables in curbside bins. Others stopped taking certain types of recyclables and asked people to throw those items away instead. A lack of workers, budgetary concerns, and an increase in the number of recyclables all play a part. What would happen […]

Biden proposes new rules to cut climate-warming methane emissions – NPR

The Biden administration is announcing new and proposed regulations to limit climate-warming methane emissions from oil and gas operations and pipelines. This undated file photo shows the Trans-Alaska pipeline and pump station north of Fairbanks. Al Grillo/AP hide caption toggle…

Tap Water Produces a Protective Shield Against Microplastics, Scientists Discover

Tap water produces a natural protective shield against harmful microplastics, which can help prevent household products from releasing them. That’s according to a team of scientists from AMBER, the SFI Centre for Advanced Materials and Bioengineering Research, Trinity, and University College Dublin. The research from Ireland reveals that tap water contains trace elements and minerals, which […]

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France’s First Public Official with Down Syndrome Helps Everyone See Disability Differently

In the town of Arras in northern France, the country’s first ever appointed official with Down syndrome is leading from the front, changing hearts and minds and bringing a new perspective on mental disability. In 2020, Éléonore Laloux was appointed municipal councilor of Arras under the mayor Frédéric Leturque, for which she has received continual […]

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Recycling

Understanding the Differences Between Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Recycling

Did you know there are several types of recycling? It’s not surprising if you don’t. Most consumers don’t stop to think about what happens to the items they put in their curbside bin. You’ve done your part as soon as you send off the items for recycling. What happens at a recycling facility? It’s just as […]

Texas Governor Tells U.N. To ‘Pound Sand’ Over Green-Energy Diktat

The United Nations, awash in greenie ideology, has decided that now would be a good time to horn in on the state of Texas’s internal energy production. For its own good, of course: NEW YORK — The leader of the United Nations says Texas…

20,000 Pounds of Trash Removed From Pacific Garbage Patch: ‘Holy mother of god. It worked!’

“The Great Pacific Garbage Patch can now be cleaned,” announced Dutch entrepreneur Boyan Slat, the wonderkid inventor who’s spent a decade inventing systems for waterborne litter collection. Recent tests on his Ocean Cleanup rig called System 002, invented to tackle the 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic pollution, were a success, leading Slat to predict that […]

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