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Differences in plastics:

Bio-based / Bioplastic = To be called a bioplastic a material only needs to be 20% renewable material.

Biodegradable = Material will break down in the natural environment through the action of microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, and algae.

Oxo-biodegradable = A common greenwashing phrase for traditional fossil fuel-based plastics combined with transition metals which cause fragmentation of plastic when triggered by UV radiation or heat.

Degradable = The plastic is capable of breaking down into smaller pieces that will disseminate into the surrounding environment.

Compostable = The material will break down at a rate consistent with other known, compostable materials and leaves no visually distinguishable or toxic residue.

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#bioplastic #biodegradable #degradable #compostable #green #eco
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Recent analysis reveals the social cost of carbon has increased from 72% to 129% in agriculture. These estimates illustrate the negative impact on agriculture as higher temperatures slow the productivity of four major crop yields. This affects the global economy which losses $3.50 - $8.50 per ton of CO2.
#agriculture #farming #co2 #carbon #climatechange
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Sunlight reflected off the flat surfaces of solar cells is lost energy. Researchers have found a way to improve absorption by emulating the structures of butterfly wings by drilling nanoholes across solar cells. This has proven to increase absorption rates up to 200%.
#butterfly #solarenergy #cleanenergy #cleantech #science
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The most comprehensive climate study by the U.S. declares human activity the leading cause of global warming. The average global temperature has risen 1.8 degrees over the last 115 years and is predicted to rise further without large reductions in emissions. Some obvious effects of climate change are longer heat waves, more forest fires, and coastal flooding.
#climatechange #emissions #globalwarming #climate #eco http://ow.ly/HpxM30grLoU
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Recent measurements of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere show levels not seen in 3 million years. Despite carbon emissions plateauing in recent years, a rise to 403.3 parts per million (ppm) from 400ppm was seen between 2015 - 2016.
http://ow.ly/SOYF30ghAs0 #co2 #environment #climatechange #airquality
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California fires​ ​remain dangerous long after they are out. The ashes of burned structures are laden with toxins from everyday household items, such as mercury from ​computers or asbestos in roof shingles. These materials found in the rubble​ ​are easily washed into water or blown into the air​,​​ ​causing severe health risks and making cleanup a challenging task.
http://ow.ly/pWga30g7Kcb #CA #fire #cleanup #evironment #airquality
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The world's first floating wind farm is now in operation in Scotland and will power 20,000 homes. Scotland had a record-breaking month in wind power, generating enough power to supply 93% of Scottish households. Scotland's wind turbines occasionally generate more electricity than is actually needed, as much as 130% in a single day.
http://ow.ly/Bks830fY12D #energy #cleanenergy #eco #green #scotland
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To tackle overheating the city of Los Angeles is painting black asphalt roads with a white reflective coating which has been proven to significantly reduce temperatures. After two years of implementation, it has been shown to cool roads by 10 degrees while improving air quality.

#tempature #cleanair #heat #climatechange
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In an effort to fight against the destruction of sea turtle eggs by poachers, a newly designed egg decoy has been invented to help track down potential smugglers.

Named the InvestEGGator, it blends in with real sea turtle nests and provides real-time mapping of trafficking routes once the nest is raided, allowing crime against this endangered species to be combated. http://ow.ly/Z2Nq30fDH7D

#turtle #egg #ecotech #wildlife #conservation
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