Pollution

Who's to Blame for Plastic Microfiber Pollution?

Who’s to Blame for Plastic Microfiber Pollution?

Instead, they pointed the finger of blame at the washing machines themselves, specifically how water moves through clothes. You might assume that synthetic clothes will shed more microfibers if they’re packed tightly in a big wash, rubbing against one another. But these researchers found that high-efficiency machines, which use less water, also created less fiber …

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Synthetic Spider Silk Could Help Solve World’s Plastic Pollution Problems

There’s no doubt that Earth has a plastic problem. The total amount of plastic thrown away each year is enough to circle the Earth four times. Americans alone throw away some 35 billion plastic bottles every 12 months. Could spider silk help? That might sound like a non-sequitur, but it doesn’t have to remain that …

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China Trade Spillover, LA’s Pollution by Block, and More News

Worldwide spillover from US-China trade wars, block by block road emissions in LA, and America’s history of wanting to nuke hurricanes. Here’s the news you need to know, in two minutes or less. Want to receive this two-minute roundup as an email every weekday? Sign up here! Today’s Headlines Trump’s trade war isn’t just a …

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This Startup Is Using Pollution to Help Build a Clean Energy Future

Everywhere you look today, it seems like we’re on the brink of a clean energy revolution. Electric car sales are estimated to have topped a million units in 2017. Wind and solar installations are booming with rapidly declining costs. Goldman Sachs predicts that $3 trillion will be invested in clean energy over the next 20 …

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