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European Lawmakers Vote for Ban on Throwaway Plastics
European Union lawmakers have voted to ban a range of single-use plastic items, in a bid to tackle waterway pollution. Members of the European Parliament approved draft legislation on Oct. 24 ...
October 25, 2018
Tips for Making Better Food Choices for Kids
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently released a set of guidelines urging parents and others responsible for ...
October 11, 2018
Massive Boom Hopes to Clean up Pacific Ocean’s Plastic Trash
SAN FRANCISCO—Engineers are deploying a trash collection device to corral plastic litter floating between California and Hawaii in ...
September 10, 2018
The Associated Press
Swimming in an Ocean of Plastic
On April 11, 2018, there were news stories about a young sperm whale that had washed up on ...
June 9, 2018
A 17-Year-Old Might Have Figured Out a Solution to the Ocean Trash Problem (Video)
There's a potential solution for ocean pollution.
May 16, 2017
Dead Whale’s Stomach Found to Contain 30 Plastic Bags (Video)
Scientists have found 30 plastic bags and other debris in the stomach of a dead whale.
February 3, 2017
How Tiny Pieces of Plastic in Our Oceans Are ‘Terrifying’
For years, fish have been feeding on tiny pieces of plastic in the ocean, mistaking them for food. ...
August 2, 2016
Scientist: We Could Be Inhaling Microplastics Laden With Chemicals
The harm microplastics have wrought upon the marine environment is well-known, but a new report suggests the plastics ...
June 10, 2016
China Uncensored: 10 Hilarious Chinese Toy Knockoffs
These insane Chinese toy knockoffs will shatter your childhood. Why settle for RoboCop when you can have the ...
April 18, 2016
Plastic-Eating Bacteria Could Revolutionize Battle Against Pollution
Japanese scientists have discovered a bacteria that could degrade the plastic used used to make water bottles, long ...
March 14, 2016
NYC Waters Are Teeming With Plastic Particles, Study Finds
NEW YORK—The waterways surrounding New York City are a soup of plastic, ranging from discarded takeout containers down ...
February 13, 2016
The Associated Press
Plastics of the Future May Be Made From Sulfur, Not Oil, Putting Waste to Good Use
What has chemistry ever done for me, you might ask?
January 5, 2016
Joseph C. Bear
Keep It Glassy: 3 Reasons to Ditch Plastic, Even the BPA-Free Stuff
Buying BPA-free products isn't the answer
April 15, 2015
8.8 Million Tons of Plastic Pollute Oceans Every Year
Boobies, like albatrosses, can be forgiven for feeding plastic to their chicks, because they think it’s just another ...
April 8, 2015
Now We Know Just How Much Plastic Ends Up in the Oceans Every Year
Plastic resin production has grown 647 percent since 1975, this is used to make one time use products ...
February 13, 2015
The Oceans’ Plastic Problem Gets 8M Tons Worse Every Year (Video)
New research shows humans send between 4.8 and 12.7 million tons of plastics into the world’s oceans every ...
February 13, 2015
Study Finds Plastic Microparticles in Beers (Video)
According to a recent study, there more than a few microparticles floating around in several different kinds of ...
September 10, 2014
Harmful Compound Found in Many BPA-Free Bottles
A chemical found in many products labeled "BPA free" may produce many of the same health problems as ...
August 30, 2014
Beyond the Hype: The Industrial Challenges for 3-D Printing
Apart from very high level machines, costing several million dollars each, 3-D printing tends to produce items that ...
August 3, 2014
Paris Tech Review
Plastic Bag Ban Expands to Small Grocers
The next phase of Los Angeles’ plastic bag ban started July 1.
July 2, 2014
What Is the Problem With Our Oceans?
Have you been to the beach lately? Maybe you have noticed a few cans, some plastic bottles, and ...
June 6, 2014
New-Wave Manufacturing at the Pier
Engineers and artists use a collection of 3-D printers, milling machines and other manufacturing devices to create almost ...
June 2, 2014
Test could help find safe alternative to BPA
There are growing concerns that BPA (Bisphenonal A) disrupts hormones and causes health problems. Many new compounds, including ...
May 25, 2014
Promising Solution to Plastic Pollution
For many people, “plastic” is a one-word analog for environmental disaster. It is made from precious petroleum, after ...
May 6, 2014
Wyss Institute Communications
10-Cent Fee Proposed on Bags in NYC
As a way to encourage New Yorkers to reuse bags, City Council members are proposing a 10 cent ...
August 21, 2013
Reinventing the World of Plastic
Plastic coming from food waste—that is the remarkable promise of Italian company Bio-on, which claims their super-green product ...
January 29, 2013
Students Tackle Plastic Pollution in Great Lakes
Less than 50 percent of plastic waste makes its way into landfills, according to a State University of ...
August 8, 2012
FBI: Man Wanted to Attack White House With Antitank Rocket
The Associated Press
Top Democrat Says Border Walls Work, Disputes Pelosi’s Claim of ‘Immorality’
Kenya Hotel Siege Over, Terrorists and at Least 21 Victims Dead
American Trophy Hunter Pays $100,000 to Shoot Endangered Markhor—Pakistan’s National Animal
Trump’s New Missile Defense Strategy Eyes Leap to Space Age
Germany Considering Ways to Exclude Huawei from 5G Auction
Coalition of Groups Puts Pressure on Schumer, Pelosi to Fund Border Wall
Canada and the Exposure of China’s ‘High-Tech Nuclear Submarine’
, Epoch Times
Former Top FBI Lawyer James Baker Investigated for Leaking to Media
New Migrant Caravan Departs Honduras Amid US Border Security Impasse