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Waste Fishing Gear Threatens Ganges Wildlife

Waste fishing gear in the Ganges River poses a threat to wildlife including otters, turtles, and dolphins, new research shows. The study says entanglement in...

The Plastic Myth and the Misunderstood Triangle

Of all the plastics we've ever produced, only 9 percent has been recycled. So what happened to all that plastic you've put in the...

Scientists Re-evaluate Efficiency of Grazing Exclusion Using Fences on Tibetan Plateau

Grazing exclusion using fences has been applied to rehabilitate degraded grasslands on the Tibetan Plateau (TP) and elsewhere. However, there is a limited understanding...

Tons of Ocean Pollution Can Be Saved by Changing Washing Habits

A new study has revealed that almost 13,000 tonnes of microfibres, equivalent to two rubbish trucks every day, are being released into European marine...

China Stops Accepting American Recyclables for Processing: Is Recycling Still Worthwhile?

In 2018, China banned the import of paper and plastic waste from the U.S. These items were being sent to China for recycling. The...

Food Waste in Tourism Is a Bigger Issue Than Previously Thought

There are major gaps in how food waste in tourism is understood and calculated, according to researchers at the University of Eastern Finland and...

Oil and Gas Wastewater May Be Suppressing Plant Immune Systems

The horizontal drilling method called hydraulic fracturing helps the United States produce close to 4 billion barrels of oil per year, rocketing the U.S....

Fashion Rentals Good for Business, but Not the Environment

In the past few years, the idea of fashion rentals has caught on. In the U.S., market leader Rent the Runway has a plan...

Sugarcane Straw for Bioenergy Comes With Pros and Cons

The use of sugarcane leaves, known as trash or straw, to produce electricity and second-generation (2G) ethanol has been advocated as a means of...

Ditch the Delicate Wash Cycle to Save Our Seas

New research led by Newcastle University has shown that it is the volume of water used during the wash cycle, rather than the spinning...

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