Friday, July 23, 2021

Tag: plastic

Scientists develop truly biodegradable plastics

While biodegradable plastics have been touted as a solution to plastic pollution, in practice they don't work as advertised.

Appalachian fracking faces financial risks, report warns. Hopes for petrochemical plastics...

The associated petrochemical buildout that the region has pinned its hopes on as the future of natural gas is “unlikely,” the report states.

Microplastics discovered near Mount Everest summit

Understanding how climate change will impact mountain glaciers is the ultimate goal of the Perpetual Planet expeditions, of which the Everest trip was the first.

UK retailers ban glitter from store brand products this holiday season

As the movement against glitter brings awareness about microplastics, Morrisons, Waitrose and John Lewis' store brand holiday products will be glitter-free for 2020.

Plastic debris plagues Honduras beaches

The "massive trash tsunami" was filled with plastic debris believed to have come from a neighboring river in Guatemala.

Coca-Cola leading plastic polluter worldwide for second year in a row

Coca-Cola accounts for 3.3 million tons of plastic packaging annually, which roughly accounts for 200,000 bottles every minute.

New study finds underestimation of microplastics in ocean—concentration far greater

A new study estimated the concentration of microplastics in the ocean to be far greater than previously determined.

Scientists find bacteria that eats plastic

Pseudomonas bacteria are part of a family of microorganisms known for its ability to withstand harsh conditions, such as high temperatures and acidic environments.

Citizen scientists track how plastic pollution impacts birds

To get a big-picture perspective on the plastics that plague beaches, scientists team up with volunteers along the California Coast.

China to ban single-use plastics

The Chinese government recently announced a sweeping anti-plastics campaign.

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Federal judges blocks Arkansas abortion ban

This law “is categorically unconstitutional, and plaintiffs have demonstrated that they are likely to succeed on the merits.”

Player or pawn? Luke Harding’s Russiagate ‘scoop’

The reporter’s involvement in the persecution of Assange alone would be enough to make people question his honesty.

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Video shows former Green Beret attacking police captain during Capitol riots

Despite the fact that McKellop was wearing a helmet and gas mask while allegedly assaulting the officers, federal investigators were able to identify him due to his clothing and a unique U.S. Army Special Forces patch on his backpack.

New report reveals top 15 retail giants that contribute most to climate crisis through...

"These findings reveal new environmental and public health impacts of retail companies' manufacturing and transport choices—and they are damning."