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Scientists accidentally engineer more efficient plastic-munching bacteria

April 20th, 2018 An international team of scientists has accidentally engineered a more efficient version of naturally occurring plastic-munching bacteria. Researchers are hoping that the accidental discovery would provide a safe and quick solution to the world’s plastic pollution emergency. In 2016, Japanese researchers discovered …

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Earth Day 2018 calls for end of all single-use plastics

April 19th, 2018 Global call to support the effort to eliminate single-use plastics set to be the main driver during Earth Day 2018 this Sunday. Earth Day Network, the organization that leads Earth Day worldwide, announced that Earth Day 2018 will focus on mobilizing the world …

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DCU set to launch new climate change Masters course

April 18th, 2018 The first round of applications for Dublin City University’s new course on climate change in policy, media, and society is set to close this month. The new MSc in Climate Change: Policy, Media, and Society will examine how societies can respond to climate …