September 5, 2023

New Plant-Based and Biodegradable Filter Removes Over 99% Of Microplastics in Water Without Creating Further Pollution

The dangers of the micro and nanoplastics floating in our water are a big concern. While efficient and scalable solutions are not yet known, many researchers have begun working on ways to protect human health. A new solution, published by University of British Columbia researchers in Advanced Materials, offers a plant-based and largely organic method of filtering these tricky parts out. Using tannic acid and sawdust, the system obtained a remarkable 99.

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August 22, 2023

Ocean Cleaning Crew Rescues and Frees a Dolphin Entangled in Ghost Nets

Ocean cleanup crews provide vital labor by removing plastics and other garbage from the sea. While it may sound like an endless task, their devotion to their duty is something they should absolutely be proud of. And sometimes, cleaning up plastic pollution can be a life-saving act for marine life. Recently, a crew known as 4Ocean on an ocean cleaning mission were able to save the life of a dolphin.

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August 15, 2023

Will Lahaina’s 150-Year-Old Banyan Tree Survive the Devastating Maui Wildfires?

The Hawaiian island of Maui is dealing with one of the biggest disasters in its history. As of August 14, the deadly wildfires continue to ravage the island. According to CNN, the death toll has risen to 99, with hundreds of people still unaccounted for. On top of the tragic loss of life and the people who have sadly lost everything, the cultural heritage of Hawai'i has also taken a massive blow.

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July 18, 2023

Colombia Sees a 29% Drop in Deforestation Over the Last Year

As the second-most biodiverse country in the world, Colombia has an important role to play on our planet. Over 60,000 species have been registered in the country, many of which call the Colombian Amazon home. But deforestation has always been an issue. Thankfully, according to official figures released by the government, deforestation fell 29% nationwide and 26% in the Amazon over the last year. The impetus for this dramatic turnaround?

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