Readers React: Plastic straw ban a start to improving environment

Thanks;Marlena Ruser Published;December,19 @6.55am Duke Moscrip, owner of Duke’s Restaurants, displays paper straws at his business in Seattle, where plastic straws were banned July 1. (Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times via AP) The recent movement to ban plastic straws by many large corporations is an important step in Big Business accepting that there are…

Taiwan machinery industry benefits from US-China trade war

Thanks;Jakarta, posted: Published;Thu, August 16, 2018 | 12:45 pm A exhibit at the 16th Taipei International Plastics and Rubber Industry show (Taipei Plas) in Nangang Exhibition Center in Taipei, on Wednesday.(JP/Dewanti A. Wardhani) While the United States and China have got embroiled in a trade war, Taiwan has risen to become a beneficiary of the…

Cancer

Thanks;WHO&G. Reboux Published;FEB,01 Key facts • Cancer is the second leading cause of death globally, and was responsible for 8.8 million deaths in 2015. Globally, nearly 1 in 6 deaths is due to cancer. • Approximately 70% of deaths from cancer occur in low- and middle-income countries. • Around one third of deaths from cancer…

Elon Musk goes full superhero, deploys team to save Thai kids trapped in cave

Thanks; RACHEL KRAUS Published;July,7 2018 Elon Musk offers his resources and expertise to the Thai government. IMAGE: JOSHUA LOTT/GETTY IMAGES Elon Musk has sent engineers from his SpaceX and Boring Company teams to assist with the rescue efforts of the boys’ soccer team stuck in a cave system in Thailand. Twelve boys and their soccer…

Plastics going straight to landfill as China waste ban bites

Thanks;Nita Blake-Persen, Reporter Published;June,13 Plastics that were once able to be recycled are now heading straight to New Zealand landfills as China’s waste import ban starts to bite. A fill of plastics grades 3-7. Photo: Supplied/PlasbackNZ China stopped accepting 24 different types of waste at the start of this year because it said contaminants were…

Most microplastic harm done at lowest levels of food web, according to analysis

Thanks;Carolyn J. Foley/Purdue University Published;May,01 Microplastics, bits of plastics that have found their way into waters in and around every continent on Earth, have a range of impacts on aquatic life, according to a meta-analysis led by Purdue University’s Tomas Höök. Most negatively affected are zooplankton and larval fish. Credit: Purdue Agricultural Communication photo/Tom Campbell…

Cherishing the ground we walk on

Thanks;FAO Published;May,15 @09.43AM ©FAO/Olivier Asselin Soil is where it all begins. Few people know that soils are a non-renewable resource. It takes over 1000 years to make 1 cm of soil. This means that in our lifetime, all the soil we see is all there is. Soils do amazing things for us that we sometimes…

Here’s One Way to Combat Climate Change: Suck Out Carbon Dioxide

Thanks      ; Rosalie Chan Published ; 04.22.18 12:06 AM ET Carbon capture was supposed to get rid of CO2 from the atmosphere. But a new method might be safer and better. Photo Illustration by Lyne Lucien/ The Daily Beast Every minute, our atmosphere gets clogged with more particles of carbon dioxide being spewed…