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    Iceberg Nearly the Size of London Breaks Away From Antarctica

    Iceberg Nearly the Size of London Breaks Away From Antarctica

    A gigantic iceberg nearly the size of Greater London has broken free from the 492-foot-thick Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica. Cracks that had been developing naturally in the ice shelf over the past few years had expanded across the entire shelf, causing the iceberg to finally calve on Sunday, according to a British Antarctic Survey […]

    No. 5 Plastic May Soon Be No. 1 in Recycling

    No. 5 Plastic May Soon Be No. 1 in Recycling

    If you are at a sports stadium, you might notice a new logo on recycling bins: that of PureCycle.  PureCycle is a U.S.-based company seeking to turn plastic waste into an infinitely recyclable material. Over the last year, the company has partnered with stadiums in Orlando, Cincinnati and Jacksonville on a pilot project to capture […]

    England to Ban Single-Use Plastic Dinnerware, Including Styrofoam

    England to Ban Single-Use Plastic Dinnerware, Including Styrofoam

    In England, the government has announced plans to ban single-use plastic dinnerware, including closed-cell extruded polystyrene foam trays (commonly referred to as the brand name Styrofoam), plastic utensils and plastic plates. The announcement follows similar bans in Scotland and Wales. Scotland’s ban on single-use plastics took effect in August 2022, and Wales recently passed a […]

    New Undersea Cables Could Help Ease UK Energy Crisis

    New Undersea Cables Could Help Ease UK Energy Crisis

    The need for high-voltage undersea cables for the transport of electricity from wind farms in Scotland to the National Grid has been approved by Great Britain’s Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (OFGEM), reported BBC News. This and other big projects in the works for Scotland would help alleviate some of the pressure of the […]