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A new app helps treat spider phobias using augmented reality, researchers teach cows to use the potty and McDonald’s says it’ll phase out fossil-fuel based plastic from Happy Meal toys. Check out these stories and others you might have missed…
By Deema Zein, Julia Griffin
The world’s largest carbon capture plant is up and running in Iceland, workers fulfill artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s posthumous dream of wrapping the Arc de Triomphe in fabric and school districts across the country face bus driver shortages. Check out…
As part of a broader effort to create a circular economy that reduces waste and greenhouse gas emissions, the European Union will ban a host of throwaway plastic items next month and is working to create an expansive and lucrative…
By Paul Hockenos, Yale Environment 360
A large-scale survey asked people exactly that. One use of recycled carbon dioxide stood out.
By Lucca Henrion, Joe Árvai, Lauren Lutzke, Volker Sick, The Conversation
By Christopher Booker, Mori Rothman
Recycling rules seem to differ in every municipality, with exceptions and caveats at every turn, leaving the average American scratching their head at the simple act of throwing something away. Jennie Romer, author of “Can I Recycle This?” joins NewsHour…
By Stephanie Sy, Lorna Baldwin
As the world has become hyper-hygienic since the pandemic began, plastic is playing an oversized role in the world's environmental problems. This Earth Day, Stephanie Sy looks at how many of the single-use pandemic items are piling up in our…
In our news wrap Monday, at least three people died and dozens were wounded after new battles broke out between anti-government protesters and security forces in Iraq. Demonstrators clogged Baghdad’s streets and threw rocks at security forces, who fired live…
On Wednesday night, PBS will air a one-hour special report, “The Plastic Problem,” that examines how our global dependence on plastic has created one of the biggest environmental threats to our planet. Amna Nawaz hosts the program, and she joins…
By Laura Santhanam
These PBS NewsHour and Marist Poll results come as environmental experts project disastrous levels of plastic that are already permeating the water you drink, the food you eat and the air you breathe.
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