As the rest of world tackles plastics disposal, the U.S. resists

As the rest of world tackles plastics disposal, the U.S. resists

For the first time ever, international shipments of plastic waste came under global control this year. That’s because disposable plastic — a major pollutant of the world’s waters and atmosphere, fodder for incinerators, occupier of overflowing landfills, and material for costly recycling — was added to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements […]

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The graceful albatross – immortalized in a centuries-old poem as an omen of both good and ill – is under siege.

The graceful albatross – immortalized in a centuries-old poem as an omen of both good and ill – is under siege.

This is the story of the “Grey-Head.” It’s but a single member of a large family of albatross called Diomedeidae. Major research studies published recently, warn of twin threats facing the already-endangered bird. Each is different. Each is insidious. In general, the albatross carries higher burdens of mercury in its body than any other bird […]

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