What do we do about plastics?

It's accumulating in the oceans, lakes and rivers; its microbeads are now embedded in our biology; it is disgusting and dangerous and doesn't biodegrade. It's our old friend, plastics. Last week, several New York City Council ...

Stronger evidence for a weaker Atlantic overturning

The Atlantic overturning—one of Earth's most important heat transport systems, pumping warm water northward and cold water southward—is weaker today than any time before in more than 1000 years. Sea surface temperature ...

Disparities in coastal stream restoration in central California

Stream restoration efforts along the coast of Central California are unevenly distributed, with activity more likely to occur in areas that are more highly populated and dominated by residents who are "whiter, wealthier, ...

Pulling valuable metals from e-waste makes financial sense

Electronic waste—including discarded televisions, computers and mobile phones—is one of the fastest-growing waste categories worldwide. For years, recyclers have gleaned usable parts, including metals, from this waste ...

World sees rapid upsurge in extreme weather: report

A world addled by climate change has seen a four-fold increase in major flooding events since 1980, and a doubling of significant storms, droughts and heat waves, Europe's national science academies jointly reported Wednesday.

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