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Mutant Enzyme Created to Eat Plastic Waste Quicker

Rather than taking centuries to break plastics down, the process can be shortened to days, with a clear beginning of the microbe eating the plastics in just 96 hours after disposal. Indeed, this is a great beginning to an eco-friendly disposal of plastic waste.
China Makes 2017 a Global Hit for Solar Energy

China Makes 2017 a Global Hit for Solar Energy

China is leading the world in solar technology, accounting with a 45% share in all solar energy projects currently in operation worldwide. With this speed towards topping the renewable energy and eco-friendliness chart, China is surely eyeing to become an undisputed name in environmental-friendly tech in the near future.
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People Go Plastic-Free as Australian State Ban Looms

Western Australian government' single-use plastic bag ban is underway, and with it, a large number of Western Australians are gradually adjusting to living and shopping without the aid of traditional plastic bags for good.
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Conjuring Water from Thin Air is India’s Next Big Thing

An Indian startup has taken on a mission to produce pure drinking water from the thin atmosphere air by using their own type of revolutionary technology.
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Philly’s 21st Century Green Initiative to Solve its Aging Stormwater Puzzle

Rather than embarking on a near-$10 billion, 25-year overhaul of its 18th-century stormwater infrastructure, Philadelphia has opted for a more prosaic, street-level approach. The city is developing a series of rain gardens, wetlands and other innovative ideas to catch stormwater.
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Hog Farms to Power Homes with Captured Methane Gas in North Carolina

Methane gas derived from hog farms in North Carolina is to be used to create enough energy to serve 1,000 homes. The technological breakthrough will enable a power plant, owned by Duke Energy, to use the renewable natural gas emissions - called directed biogas.
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US to ‘Scrap Obama’s Climate Change Pledge’ with Controversial Car Plan

The Environmental Protection Agency is looking to weaken greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy standards for cars – a proposal that seeks to abandon tighter restriction and herald the return of gas guzzling vehicles.
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Firm in Turkey Recycles Tons of Plastic Bottles into Yarn

A Turkish company is turning 100 percent plastic waste into yarn and fibre and exporting the products to more than 20 countries.
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US Mayors Resolve to Increase Solar Energy Usage

A cross-party group of 180 mayors in America has resolved to put solar power front and center of plans to encourage their local communities to use more clean energy.
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Great Pacific Garbage Patch Now ‘Three Times the Size of France’

New research suggests the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a collection of plastic in the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii, is up to 16 times larger than previously thought. The patch is suggested to be 790,000 tons – or three times the size of France – and growing.

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