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  • Research shows wind can prevent seabirds accessing their most important habitat

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    By Christopher Thompson We marvel at flying animals because it seems like they can access anywhere, but a first study of its kind has revealed that wind can prevent seabirds from accessing the most important of habitats: their nests We marvel at flying animals because it seems like they can access anywhere, but a first […]

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  • ‘Significant suffering’: experts call for national plan to save wombats from mange

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    By Ryan Johnson The incoming environment minister has a clear opportunity to tackle this debilitating disease. Wildlife carers and conservationists want it to be a priority Last month Grasso wasn’t doing well. The bare-nosed wombat, dubbed Fatso in Italian, was infected with mange. The devastating skin disease caused by parasitic mites had left his skin […]

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  • How you’re recycling plastic wrong, from coffee cups to toothpaste

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    By Christopher Thompson 1. Your coffee cup probably isn’t recyclable Items composed of different kinds of materials present a big challenge for recyclers. The billions of single-use coffee cups discarded each year are a classic example: a thin, plastic coating inside the cup may prevent leakage, but it’s extremely difficult to separate it from the […]

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  • Oil companies double down on plastics as public outcry grows

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    By Christopher Thompson The oil and gas industry is ramping up petrochemicals — building blocks of plastics —right as the global outcry intensifies over plastic waste. The big picture: Most people associate oil companies’ products mainly with gasoline. But they also generate plastics that are interwoven into all facets of our lives. This durable material […]

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  • 7 easy ways to reduce your use of plastics

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    By Ryan Johnson Whether they’re clogging our oceans or causing harm to sea creatures, the use and creation of plastics has quickly become a crushing and widespread problem across the planet. Plastics have become an almost unnoticed part of our daily lives, from the food we eat, the transportation we take and the products we […]

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  • Why is the soil so contaminated, and where do the contaminants come from?

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    By Christopher Thompson Air and water pollution rightfully get a lot of attention. The danger is serious, and everyone can easily grasp the ramifications of toxins in something that all of us use directly every day. However, the issue of soil contamination carries equal weight, even if its effects aren’t as immediately obvious. Even if […]

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  • Most alternatives to single-use plastics are worse for the environment

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    By Christopher Thompson While banning single-use plastics may seem like a “strong environmental move,” contrary to popular belief, the alternatives are seemingly worse. One of the alternatives is biodegradable plastic. It delivers convenience and returns the waste to the earth after use, but the concept isn’t as utopian as it seems. Biodegradable plastics put the […]

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  • Do we have a moral responsibility to recycle our phones?

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    By Christopher Thompson Smartphones have become very cheap, and this is why people can afford to toss out their phones after just a short period of use. Many people would not even be bothered to sell their phones and might just choose to throw them along with their other trash. This e-waste usually ends up […]

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  • Coca-Cola to start using 100% recycled plastic bottles in Japan

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    By Christopher Thompson Coca-Cola (Japan) Co. has said it will start selling a beverage product next week packaged in bottles made entirely from recycled plastics. The move comes as beverage companies around the world are increasingly moving toward more sustainable packaging in a bid to protect the environment from plastic waste. Coca-Cola will use the […]

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  • Human Civilization Likely To End By 2050 Due To Climate Change: Report

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    By Christopher Thompson The consequences of climate change are already well-documented, and yet it appears as if the situation is even bleaker than many people imagine. Perhaps more significantly, these consequences are catching up to humans much more quickly than expected. In fact, there’s a good chance that human society could collapse entirely by 2050 due […]

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