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'Great Pacific Garbage Patch' Larger Than Researchers Expected

Published: 
Mon, 08/18/2014 (All day)
Category: 
Water

A six-week expedition to check out floating trash in the Pacific Ocean returns to Southern California after traveling more than 3,300 miles with some disturbing results.

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Your Coffee Pods' Dirty Secret

Published: 
Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:52am
Category: 
Waste

Coffee brewing is in the midst of a revolution, and I'm not talking about the AeroPress. It comes in the form of a small 2-by-2-inch single-serving pod that requires a special machine. 

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The Scary New Evidence on BPA-Free Plastics

Published: 
Tue, 03/04/2014 - 10:39pm
Category: 
Chemicals

Each night at dinnertime, a familiar ritual played out in Michael Green's home: He'd slide a stainless steel sippy cup across the table to his two-year-old daughter, Juliette, and she'd howl for the pink plastic one. Often, Green gave in. 

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Neville Browne sees great future in plastic bottle recycling

Published: 
Mon, 09/23/2013 - 7:43pm
Category: 
Waste

Neville Browne, 67, is president and chief operating officer of CarbonLite Recycling in Century City.

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19-year-old Dutch engineering student Boyan Slat devises plan to rid the world’s oceans of 7.25 million tons of plastic

Published: 
Thu, 03/28/2013 (All day)
Category: 
Waste

Sometimes it takes big ideas to solve big problems.

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