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28,000 Tons of Covid-19 Plastic Waste Now in World’s Oceans

A gigantic quantity of Covid-19 plastic waste, amounting to an astounding 28,000 tons of trash, has been dumped into the world's oceans since the beginning of the pandemic, according to a recent study. Masks, gloves, and other waste that has...

Plastic Litter on Beaches Makes them Hotter by Day, Colder by Night

New research shows that not only does plastic litter desecrate the beauty of beaches around the world -- it actually makes them hotter by day and colder at night, changing the environment that is home to beach-dwelling creatures such...

UN Climate Summit: Greece Pledges To Close All Lignite-Fired Power Plants By 2028

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced in New York on Monday that Greece aims to shut down all of its lignite-fired power plants by 2028. The announcement was made during the PM's speech at the UN Climate Summit, where a series...

EU Votes to Outlaw 10 Single-Use Plastics

EU lawmakers voted 571 to 53 to enact a total ban on 10 single-use plastic items, including straws, coffee stirrers, and cutlery. This vote adds to a growing effort on the part of EU member states to address the issue...