Environment

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Plastic Waste Reaches Antarctica

Snow and ice samples taken from Antarctica have revealed that plastic contamination has finally reached one of man's least touched areas on earth.
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Darwin’s Paradise Hit by Plastic Waste

The Galapagos Islands, which were the founding of Charles Darwin's theories on natural selection, are facing a new threat - plastic waste.
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Plastic Faces Axe in Europe

The initiative could see the EU banning everything from plastic cutlery and straws to drink stirrers and cotton buds to reduce single-use litter.
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Chile Leads Way on National Bag Ban

The South American country is to set to become the first nation in the world to invoke a complete ban on plastic bags.
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Solar Service by Google Launched in UK

A new service that uses Google Earth and Maps to predict a home's potential money-saving by switching to solar power has been launched in the UK.
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Bee-keepers Issue Urgent Appeal After Finding Stricken Hives

BEE populations have been decimated on the east coast of Canada, prompting bee-keepers to ask the public to plant wildflowers.
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Solar Panels: Which Ones are the Best?

A study by US-based MIT researchers has revealed that choosing the best solar cell for a given location or use is not as simple as it could be.
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China’s ‘foreign waste’ Ban Sparks Australia Re-think on Plastic

China's decision to leave the plastic waste supply chain has prompted Australia, one of its biggest customers, to figure out a new journey for its rubbish.
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A Year On, Kenya’s Plastic Ban Takes Shape

Installing the globe's stiffest fines, the African country is, a year on from introducing the policy, by all accounts thriving with cleaner waterways and roads, and there appears less plastic pollution even in the capital Nairobi's shanty areas.
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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.

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