The recycling misconception: A plastic waste option littered with failure

[a]In early 2018, residents of Boise, Idaho were told by city officials that a breakthrough technology could transform their hard-to-recycle plastic waste into low-polluting fuel. The program, backed by Dow Inc, one of the world’s biggest plastics producers, was hailed locally as a greener alternative to burying it in the county landfill.A few months later,…

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Forgotten oil and gas wells stick around, leaking poisonous chemicals

CRANE, Texas: Rusted pipes litter the sandy fields of Ashley Williams Watt’s cattle ranch in windswept West Texas. Corroded skeletons are all that remain of hundreds of abandoned oil wells. Unable to produce any useful amounts of oil or gas, the wells were plugged with cement decades ago.But something eerie is going on beneath the land,…

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Climate modification is making toxin ivy stronger and itchier

Poison ivy is a fixture of the landscape in eastern North America and parts of Asia. The noxious, rash-causing weed grows in rocky outcroppings, open fields, and at the edge of forests — it generally loves to take over disturbed areas. It can grow in partial shade and doesn’t give a damn about soil moisture…

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The Amazon is now a net carbon producer, but there’s still time to reverse the damage | Ane Alencar and Adriane Esquivel Muelbert

The Amazon acts as a vital organ for our entire planet. The largest rainforest in the world, it provides an important function to both the Earth’s water and carbon cycles. The region, home to abundant and highly diverse species and ecosystems, houses more than 390bn trees. These have an exceptional capacity to recycle water by…

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What are the names of cigarettes in Canada?

There are many people who are used to be an occasional smoker for more than a decade and are someone who tried to quit smoking umpteenth times, for a week, sometimes for 15 days, sometimes for a month, and maximum like 3 months. But they always got back to same habit. Few days back, somehow…

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After Didi’s distressed IPO, Chinese companies will need to think twice about an US listing

On the morning of July 5, 2021, three days after the Cybersecurity Administration of China probed into newly listed ride-hailing giant Didi over its data collection practice that resulted in the removal of its app from local app stores, the regulator launched another investigation concerning three more companies, online recruiter Boss Zhipin and Yunmanman and…

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Stop Dumping Your Animal Goldfish Into Lakes

Photo: City of Burnsville, MinnesotaIt’s a common story: A family gets a goldfish, but then their kid tires of it—maybe soccer, guitar lessons, or schoolwork start taking priority. The family wants to get rid of the fish but doesn’t want to hurt it, so they release it into a local waterway or flush it down…

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Is 125 mcg too much to take in a day of vitamin D3?

Step 1. Stop Supplementing With Vitamin D Depending on what supplements you are taking, this step may include more than just avoiding taking your vitamin D capsules. To give you an example, ​multivitamins often contain vitamin D. The same is true ​for other supplement formulations. Therefore, be sure to check the labels of any of…

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