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Marie Kondo helps declutter homes. What does that mean for plastic waste? loading...
Marie Kondo helps declutter homes. What does that mean for plastic waste?
As families "tidy up," they generate tonnes of plastic waste. In the long term, though, that balance may flip.
The world agrees there's a plastic waste crisis—can it agree on a solution? loading...
The world agrees there's a plastic waste crisis—can it agree on a solution?
Many countries are disappointed the UN didn’t reach a more definitive agreement on plastic pollution in Kenya, yet efforts continue at national and international levels.
Why Cyclone Idai was so destructive loading...
Why Cyclone Idai was so destructive
The storm that battered Mozambique and its neighbours in Africa followed a winding path.
Climate study warns of vanishing safety window—here’s why loading...
Climate study warns of vanishing safety window—here’s why
Millions of possible scenarios were analysed, and only a few are acceptable, the scientists said.
Is burning plastic waste a good idea? loading...
Is burning plastic waste a good idea?
Many within the trash industry think so. But incineration and other “waste-to-energy” projects may pose dangers to the environment.
These women are changing the landscape of Antarctic research loading...
These women are changing the landscape of Antarctic research
Polar science used to be dominated by men. An expedition to Thwaites Glacier is helping change that.
Ocean heatwaves are killing underwater life, threatening biodiversity loading...
Ocean heatwaves are killing underwater life, threatening biodiversity
The ocean feels heatwaves just like the ones on land, and underwater life is struggling to survive them.
Climate change is depleting our essential fisheries loading...
Climate change is depleting our essential fisheries
Over the past 80 years, a warming planet has disrupted critical fisheries worldwide--and many have declined precipitously.
Human migration sparked by wars, disasters, and now climate loading...
Human migration sparked by wars, disasters, and now climate
Homo sapiens have been on the move from almost their beginnings. Climate-caused floods, drought, and water shortages will likely join the list of reasons to migrate.
Bavarians vote to save bugs and birds—and change farming loading...
Bavarians vote to save bugs and birds—and change farming
In the face of plummeting insect and bird populations, citizens in the south German state are trying to make farmers preserve habitat.
Plastic bans spread in India. Winners and losers aren't who you'd expect. loading...
Plastic bans spread in India. Winners and losers aren't who you'd expect.
As the world's second-largest country takes on a glut of plastic waste by targeting single-use items, some results are surprising.
The last five years were the hottest ever, NASA and NOAA declare loading...
The last five years were the hottest ever, NASA and NOAA declare
The planet is warming up, and there’s no sign of stopping.

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