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The worlds oceans are becoming very acidic due to the burning of fossil fuels. In the Florida Keys and the Hawaiian islands corals are bleaching at terrifying rates by hot ...
by Pakalolo
Comment Count 30 comments on Mon Mar 02, 2015 at 06:41 AM PST with 70 Recommends
Plastic is forever A few months ago Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 270 into law. It effectively ended the use ...
by Walter Einenkel
Comment Count 24 comments on Wed Feb 25, 2015 at 08:51 AM PST with 18 Recommends
A daily series, Connect! Unite! Act! seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district. Groups ...
by TrueBlueMajority
Comment Count 149 comments on Mon Oct 27, 2014 at 07:30 AM PDT with 39 Recommends
Plastic Water Bottles: One-Use Commodities We Do Not Need Editorial Ecology Florida This past March, San Francisco became the first major city in the US to prohibit the sale of plastic water ...
by jtietz
Comment Count 39 comments on Thu Sep 11, 2014 at 08:34 AM PDT with 17 Recommends
Humans produce almost 300 million tons of plastic each year. There's ~40,000 tons of plastic currently bobbing along in the ocean, travelling the currents or spinning around in gyres. And that has ...
by Aximill
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Jul 01, 2014 at 12:09 PM PDT with 15 Recommends
Coca-Cola is going to distribute 16 replacement caps for plastic Coke bottles which will serve a variety of after uses, including water guns, paint brushes, condiment dispensers, sprayers and misters.
by gmoke
Comment Count 22 comments on Sat Jun 21, 2014 at 09:04 PM PDT with 23 Recommends
Arctic sea ice formation processes concentrate plastic particles into the ice. This figure shows the total number of microplastic pieces presented as values per cubic meter of ...
by FishOutofWater
Comment Count 102 comments on Fri May 23, 2014 at 04:31 AM PDT with 162 Recommends
Saturday, I went to put the leftover roast chicken bones into the stock bone bag in the freezer and found it full. Time to make stock! Pulling out one of the bones, a bit of seven bone chuck, I ...
by SethRightmer
Comment Count 29 comments on Mon May 19, 2014 at 01:39 PM PDT with 18 Recommends
I want to tell you about the most improbable machine in all of human history, a machine so brilliant that it has no moving parts. In fact, it works because it has no moving parts. Next to this ...
by KAMuston
Comment Count 5 comments on Fri Feb 28, 2014 at 06:00 AM PST with 6 Recommends
Coming home from work, I noticed the big water utility truck at the side of the road, yellow tape, a big WATER EMERGENCY sign. Damn. Got home, checked the tap - no water. It is not a secret that ...
by la motocycliste
Comment Count 21 comments on Fri Mar 22, 2013 at 07:31 AM PDT with 14 Recommends
As part of the “ Reel Pieces ” movie series at the 92Y in New York City, Annette Insdorf hosted Jeremy Irons in a screening of Trashed . Irons, the executive producer of the film, also takes on ...
by Marcia G Yerman
Comment Count 5 comments on Sat Feb 02, 2013 at 11:22 AM PST with 10 Recommends
Midway, 2009-2010, Chris Jordan Chris Jordan, the photographer whose heartbreaking photo series Midway: Message from the Gyre showed the dead bodies of ...
by citisven
Comment Count 47 comments on Mon Jul 16, 2012 at 08:11 AM PDT with 53 Recommends
Just as a PSA-- a firefighter friend of mine was recently hospitalized for several days after responding to a fire and unknowingly inhaling hydrogen cyanide (HCN). The 'fire' was a plastic dish that ...
by Thunderthief
Comment Count 36 comments on Sat Jun 02, 2012 at 03:51 PM PDT with 71 Recommends
One of the most important chemical reactions industrially - for better or for worse - is the production of styrene , which is of course, the chemical precursor for the widely used plastic polystyrene.
by NNadir
Comment Count 48 comments on Sat May 05, 2012 at 09:30 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
I want to begin by stating the facts. When Joe Frisbie died in 1940, his widow, Marina, inherited the family bakery. She continued to run the ovens on Kossuth Street in Bridgeport, Connecticut for ...
by KAMuston
Comment Count 7 comments on Fri Dec 09, 2011 at 06:00 AM PST with 10 Recommends
WYFP is our community's Saturday evening gathering to talk about our problems, empathize with ...
by blueyedace2
Comment Count 254 comments on Sat Sep 03, 2011 at 04:50 PM PDT with 61 Recommends
To quote Dr Alex Rogers Every sea and ocean on our planet is part of one, global Ocean. This Ocean is like the earth's circulatory system: ...
by LaFeminista
Comment Count 194 comments on Mon Jun 20, 2011 at 09:00 AM PDT with 371 Recommends
Got about two minutes? Plastic State of Mind (commissioned ...
by boatsie
Comment Count 7 comments on Sun Jun 12, 2011 at 07:47 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
PLASTIC Fossil product all your crap's made of There's one thing we can do Ban bags made of ...
by A Siegel
Comment Count 33 comments on Wed Nov 24, 2010 at 06:19 PM PST with 44 Recommends
A bit of musing on things less immediate for a Saturday. . . Lots of people look at the country, the world and wonder just how we got this messed up, when it all went wrong. Depending on your ...
by Crashing Vor
Comment Count 206 comments on Sat Nov 13, 2010 at 09:44 AM PST with 187 Recommends