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Study finds microplastics in Florida birds of prey for 1st time

A new study has confirmed the presence of microplastics in birds of prey, including hawks, ospreys and owls. The accumulation of microplastics in birds’ digestive systems could lead to poisoning, starvation and death.

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We now have the proof: greening the economy doesn’t come at the price of prosperity

Everest is once again visible from Kathmandu, after decades shrouded in pollution. Greenhouse gas emissions have fallen to levels last seen in 2006. Nature has returned to our streets with a quack and a flurry, and people are waking to…

Why the rise of green chemistry matters

Green chemistry is an emerging focus among manufacturing industries that minimizes pollution at a molecular level. The idea is that companies can adopt new scientific processes to minimize the toll their products take on the environment. To bring the need…

Ban Plastic Bags! No, Never Mind!

Recently, many politicians were in such a hurry to ban plastic bags. California and Hawaii banned them, then New York. Then Oregon, Connecticut, Maine, and Vermont passed laws against them. More than 400 cities did, too. Why? Because plastic bags…

Archaeologists discover recycling system in ancient Pompeii

In some ways, the ancient Roman city of Pompeii mimicked a modern city — once contained within protective city walls, as the urban area grew and prospered, it spread into the countryside, creating suburbs. But in other ways, it was…

This mutant enzyme recycles plastic in hours

In the fight to improve global recycling efforts, scientists may have a new weapon in a hungry mutant enzyme. In a study published in the journal Nature, the research team behind the discovery say the new enzyme is capable of…

The Left Is An Existential Threat, Not The Climate

The April 2020 issue of Fortune magazine focused on the “existential threat” to the Earth posed by global warming, despite the fact that no significant global warming seems to be taking place. With its appealing cover art — an image of the…

6 questions pet owners are asking during the COVID-19 pandemic

Many pet owners are spending a lot more time at home these days, and they have lots of questions about how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their animals and their daily activities. Here are some answers. Is my dog stressed…