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The Ocean Cleanup System Begins Removing the Great Pacific Garbage Patch – Sead Fadilpasic

A Dutch non-profit organization announced they were working on advanced technologies in an attempt to remove the plastic waste from the world’s oceans. The Ocean Cleanup launched in September the cleanup system called “System 001” from the San Francisco Bay. On October 16, the system reached a location 240 nautical miles offshore, known as the … Continue reading The Ocean Cleanup System Begins Removing the Great Pacific Garbage Patch – Sead Fadilpasic

Hurricane Florence Triggers Coal Ash Spill, Cuts Power to Millions – Gavin Bade

The amount of coal ash released from the Sutton plant is relatively small compared to major spills, but it underscores the inherent risks of storing the waste product in close proximity to waterways and local communities. Coal ash, created by burning coal for electricity generation, contains heavy metals like mercury and lead known to be … Continue reading Hurricane Florence Triggers Coal Ash Spill, Cuts Power to Millions – Gavin Bade

These Cultural Treasures Are Made of Plastic. Now They’re Falling Apart – XiaoZhi Lim

LOS ANGELES — The custodians of Neil Armstrong’s spacesuit at the National Air and Space Museum saw it coming. A marvel of human engineering, the suit is made of 21 layers of various plastics: nylon, neoprene, Mylar, Dacron, Kapton and Teflon. The rubbery neoprene layer would pose the biggest problem. Although invisible, buried deep between … Continue reading These Cultural Treasures Are Made of Plastic. Now They’re Falling Apart – XiaoZhi Lim

More Pollution Shows Up In New River, & This Time It’s Milky White – David Fleshler

A few weeks ago, residents reported murky, “chocolate-milk color” water and an oily sheen on the river. Environmental inspectors for Broward County identified the source as a Fort Lauderdale street-improvement project at Southeast 2nd Street and Southeast 4th Avenue, where stormwater was being used under pressure and a pump was found to be leaking diesel … Continue reading More Pollution Shows Up In New River, & This Time It’s Milky White – David Fleshler

Why Bioplastics Made From Seaweed Could Be Indonesia’s Answer To The Plastic Pollution

The impacts of global plastic use have reached an alarming level. Based on the latest data, 9 billion tonnes of plastics have been produced since the 1950s, creating 7 billion tonnes of waste. Plastic waste not only damages the environment and threaten animal life but also harms human populations. One of the most dangerous elements of plastic waste is tiny … Continue reading Why Bioplastics Made From Seaweed Could Be Indonesia’s Answer To The Plastic Pollution

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