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How the Vatican is improving our climate, global poverty, and our waste crisis By Ibrahim AlHusseini Dec 3, 2016 I was recently invited to participate in an unusual investment conference hosted at an even more unusual venue: the Pontifical Academy of the Sciences, at the Vatican, in Vatican City, Rome. For one of the first

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New research shows that the plastic problem is growing, but the full impact on marine life remains unknown. By Taylor Hill Dec 15, 2015 (Photo: Rosemary Calvert/Getty Images) Somewhere between 15 trillion and 51 trillion pieces of plastic litter the world’s oceans, a new study has found. That’s three to 10 times more plastic than scientists

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by Jordan E. Rosenfeld, Andrew Janik December 1, 2015 A lot of us have good intentions. When we’re provided the option, we toss what we think of as recyclable trash into a blue bin, and assume our job is over: Our waste will be recycled, and we’ve done our part. But, as we are about

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by Claire Groden OCTOBER 1, 2015, 4:03 PM EDT   Plastic has infiltrated the ocean’s ecosystem, from plankton to whales. There are 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic trash in the world’s oceans, and each year, 8 million tons of plastic are added to the count. That’s equivalent to one municipal garbage truck pulling up to

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This novel 3-D animation dives into how our consumption of plastics has affected marine species deaths and increased human health risks, and it explores possible long-term solutions. Motion graphic artist Andreas Tanner uses his compelling infographics to educate viewers on all aspects of plastic production, consumption, and breakdown. “Due to particular currents in the Pacific

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Posted September 22, 2015 by Josh L Davis Americans are plugging up landfills with twice as much garbage as previously believed, a new study has found. Looking at actual measurements taken from all landfill sites, rather than the estimations calculated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), it turns out that the average American chucks 2.3

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Posted 24 October 2014 11:32 GMT by Rezwan Each year, approximately one million tourists visit the island nation Maldives for its sunny warm weather and stunning natural beauty. But there’s an ugly consequence of all those visitors, along with the Maldives’ own 395,000 residents: the combined trash accumulated is a headache for the small country.

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– Kenneth Rapoza 8/11/2015 @ 9:32AM The Chinese government will spend upwards up $2.5 trillion over the next 15 years on clean energy projects designed to provide a lift-off to its most promising alternative energy firms. Rae Kwon Chung, principal advisor on climate change of the United Nations Secretary-General, came up with the figures during

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