News - 29 Sep 2023
According to a new study, ultrasound might have the ability to treat a class of dangerous chemicals known as PFAS to remove them from contaminated groundwater.
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News - 28 Aug 2023
According to recent research, “eco-friendly” paper drinking straws contain long-lasting and extremely harmful chemicals.
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News - 28 Aug 2023
The summer of 2023 has been a season of weather extremes.
In June, uncontrolled wildfires ripped through parts of Canada, sending smoke into the U.S. and setting off air quality alerts in dozens of...
News - 17 Aug 2023
Plants could be the solution to the impending threat of microplastic pollution. Researchers at UBC’s BioProducts Institute discovered that adding tannins—natural plant compounds that cause...
News - 11 Aug 2023
Paleoclimate evidence shows that around 1.1 million years ago, the southern European climate cooled significantly and likely caused an extinction of early humans on the continent, according to a new...
News - 24 Jul 2023
Tourists acting as citizen scientists have helped a research team detect microplastics on remote Arctic beaches. The global scale of plastic production means that these tiny fragments of plastic are...
News - 21 Jul 2023
In today’s consumer-driven society, the continuous demand for products hinges on a seamless flow of goods entering the market, a feat made possible by extensive large-scale manufacturing...
News - 20 Jul 2023
Reducing our reliance on fossil fuels is going to require a transformation in the way we make things. That's because the hydrocarbons found in fuels like crude oil, natural gas, and coal are also...
News - 13 Jul 2023
Approximately 14 million tons of plastic reach the ocean annually. However, that is not the sole water source from where plastic denotes a considerable intrusion.
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News - 28 Jun 2023
Polyester textiles have been successfully recycled back into raw material as part of a joint venture between the UK’s largest charity textile collector and a leading corporate wear...