The availability of a sustainable option for petrochemical plastic will allow the introduction of a biodegradable option across sectors, possibly even in routine consumer use. This should significantly reduce the environmental costs of plastic use.
The term 'microplastics' is said to have been first used in 2004, by Richard Thompson, a marine biologist. To define them technically, microplastics are any and all types of plastic fragments that are less than 5 mm in length.
Despite a sense of urgency and communication of the same, reforms, implementations of solutions, and support for urgent changes, is not at levels that would help the situation.
Results show the strong effects of key climate and human factors on regrowth, stressing the need to safeguard and expand secondary forest areas if they are to have any significant role in the fight against climate change.
A new paper has put Belize in the spotlight for studying its losses in forests and wetlands over the past few years, thus giving some valuable observations in forest conservation.
A study suggests that an increase in levels of seas can lead to coastal areas of the sea as well as storm drains to be contaminated with wastewater.
Summer is coming. In the north. For real. Unless we take significant steps to save the planet from climate change.
A recyclable membrane that can be used to clean up oil from water is under development, thus making it potentially prominent in the case of oil spills.
Coastal communities, especially the ones whose livelihoods depend on the sea, are one of the earliest to be affected by the process of climate change and any disasters it results in. Their resilience and adaptability when facing these crises may offer valuable insight into building approaches towards collective efforts, suggests a new study.
Environmental policies are often met with resistance or reluctance from businesses who'd be expected to employ them. This is usually due to the assumption that such policies, while they may be for the long-term or 'greater good', spell bad for business. This may not be true. In fact, some policies may prove to be beneficial for businesses implementing them.