Greed & Consumption: Why the World is Burning

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Did you know that Americans produce 25% more waste than usual between Thanksgiving & New Year’s Day, sending an additional 1 million tons a week to landfills? By Ramzy Baroud for MintPress News © 2021 MintPress News – All Rights Reserved Greed and Consumption: Why the World is Burning Rome is scorching hot. This beautiful city is becoming unbearable for other reasons, too. Though every corner of the beaming metropolis is a monument to historical grandeur, from the Colosseum in Rione Monti to the Basilica of Saint John Lateran in…

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Plastic Found in Thousands of Seabird Nests Across Europe

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Researchers examined 10,274 nests across the UK, Norway, Iceland, Sweden, and the Faroe Islands – with 12% of them found to contain plastic debris. By The Canary for The Canary © 2021 The Canary – All Rights Reserved Plastic found in thousands of seabird nests across Europe Plastic debris found in thousands of nests across the north west of Europe poses a serious threat to seabirds in the region, researchers have warned. Plastic planet A four-year study was led by scientists at the North Highland College’s Environmental Research Institute, part…

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Meet BB: The Beach Cleaning Robot

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“We start with cigarette butts. That’s the world’s most littered item… in the future, we want the robots to detect a range of other litter.” By Arielle Tiangco for The Optimist Daily: Making Solutions the News © 2021 The Optimist Daily – All Rights Reserved Meet BB: The Beach Cleaning Robot Cigarettes aren’t just bad for the smoker’s health. They also lower the air quality for everyone around them and they are the world’s most littered item, with a grand total of 4.5 trillion cigarette butts making their way into…

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Rant: Plastic Straws Were Never the Problem (But These Just Might Be)

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Other single-use plastics are just as bad. And so, for that matter, are a lot of other items omnipresent in many of our homes. By Emily Monaco for Organic Authority © 2021 Organic Authority – All Rights Reserved Rant: Plastic Straws Were Never the Problem (But These Just Might Be) Metal straws? Big whoop. We’ve got bigger fish to fry. OK, fam. It’s time for an uncomfortable opinion. You know that metal straw you’ve been proudly toting around for a few years to use in place of disposable plastic? It’s…

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Fish Get Addicted to Meth in Polluted Rivers, Go Through Withdrawal

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To test for withdrawal symptoms, the team devised an experiment where fish could choose between swimming in clean water or water with trace amounts of meth. By Nicoletta Lanese for Live Science © 2021 Live Science – All Rights Reserved Fish Get Addicted to Meth in Polluted Rivers, Go Through Withdrawal Fish can get hooked on meth that washes into their freshwater homes, to the point that they actively seek out the stimulant, a new study suggests. After being used by humans, methamphetamine enters waterways through sewage systems and discharges…

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