Pollution

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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Trump is challenging California’s right to curb car pollution | USA News

The administration of United States President Donald Trump has launched an all-out assault on the state of California over mileage rules, opening an antitrust investigation and telling state officials that they appear to be violating federal law in a deal with four automakers setting tougher automotive emission standards. Ford and Honda on Friday confirmed receiving …

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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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