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Dr. Sarah-Jeanne Royer & Plastic Gases

Happy August! Dr. Sarah-Jeanne Royer published a new study, which finds that “the most commonly used plastics produce two greenhouse gases, methane and ethylene, when exposed to ambient solar radiation.” In other words, as plastic waste decomposes, exposure to the sun causes the plastic to emit...

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A Whole New World, Without Plastic Straws

As many of you know, there is a growing movement to ban single-use plastic straws. We wrote about grassroots efforts to reduce straw use in a local Remyndr community in our May blog post, Puerto Rico | Plastic Straws. Today we have a huge update...

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Mama Nature: Bedrock Rising

Mama Nature is phenomenal. This month, scientists from The Ohio State University discovered that the earth’s bedrock in Antarctica is rising at one of the fastest rates ever recorded -- a whopping 41 millimeters (1.6 inches) per year!   Wait, the earth rises? Shh, we didn’t realize that...

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Puerto Rico | Plastic Straws

Puerto Rico Hurricane season kicks off this week. A new report, published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Tuesday, estimates that 4,635 people in Puerto Rico died Hurricane Maria last year. The official death toll is 64. A caveat: this report is not definitive. In...

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