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Climate

Jose Morey: From el fuego to innovation

Technology innovation is laying the pathway to help humanity in the energy transition we need to mitigate climate change.
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Toxics

House passes bills to bolster scientific research

The legislation would invest in traditional research and development, clashing with a broad Senate measure that focuses on cutting-edge technology to compete with China.
Climate

Bezos-backed General Fusion hopes to take the next step toward nuclear

The clean, safe form of power generation has been ’10 years away’ for decades now, but General Fusion thinks it may be getting closer. Its new installation will prove if it’s right.
Toxics

These bottles are made from plastic recycled by enzymes

The enzymes break down plastic to the molecular level, making it easier to use different kinds of plastics to make new bottles.
Toxics

Lego found a way to build its bricks out of recycled plastic

A single one-liter bottle can be recycled into material for around 10 standard two-by-four Lego bricks.
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Toxics

Has the carbontech revolution begun?

Science can now pull carbon out of the air. For that to make a difference, though, businesses need to find profitable places to put it.
Justice

Too hot to live: Millions worldwide will face unbearable temperatures

A warming climate is likely to push entire regions out of their comfort zones—and make staying cool a matter of survival.

Justice

'Cool’ roofs, cooler designs as the building industry embraces energy sustainability

Despite its still-big carbon footprint, advocates think the nation’s building sector could reach a net-zero-emissions future within a generation.
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Toxics

The Manta sailboat uses ocean plastic to help power itself

One boat won’t make much of a dent in the ocean plastic problem itself, but the Manta could illustrate new solutions.
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Climate

This Styrofoam-like packaging is made of popcorn—not plastic

Packaging peanuts aren’t really peanuts, but they could really be popcorn.
Toxics

As electric vehicles take off, we'll need to recycle their batteries

Electric car batteries contain critical minerals like cobalt and lithium. We'll need to recycle them unless we want to keep mining the earth for new ones.

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Justice

Stripe injects cash into 6 more carbon removal projects

Growing kelp, crushing rocks, zapping seawater — what's next?
Toxics

Scientists say this E. coli won’t make you sick and could be good for the planet

Scientists say they have created a possible alternative to plastic using a bacteria better known for turning stomachs. They call it “aquaplastic.”
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Researchers, doctors call for regulators to reassess safety of taking acetaminophen during pregnancy

The painkiller, taken by half of pregnant women worldwide, could be contributing to rising rates of reproductive system problems and neurodevelopmental disorders like ADHD and autism.

LISTEN: Azmal Hossan on the sociology of climate crises in South Asia

"If we look at the rate of carbon emissions, most is emitted by the developed and industrialized countries, but the problem is poor countries like Bangladesh are the main sufferers."

Op-ed: We don’t have time for another fossil fuel bridge

Those holding up carbon capture and hydrogen as new climate solutions are leading us down the wrong path.

Climate storytelling: Creativity and imagination in the face of bleak realities

Working with youth writers on a climate-fiction screenplay has opened my eyes to the power of the arts in confronting environmental crises.

Ocean plastic pollution

Too much plastic is ending up in the ocean — and making its way back onto our dinner plates.

Peter Dykstra: Protected by an alphabet soup of acronyms

CITES, CCAMLR, LDC, MBTA, CBD, Ramsar, LWCF ... they may make your eyes glaze over, but they protect our health and planet.

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