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Plastic in oceans causing coral reefs to get sick, study says

Shopping bags, nets, diapers, and toothbrushes are snagging on coral reefs and making them sick, a new study has found. With plastic pollution …

The entrepreneurs fighting the war on plastic

When Britain’s Cabinet ministers showed up for a meeting at Downing Street last week they were each presented with a gift from Michael Gove, the Environment Secretary: a reusable coffee cup.<p>“It’s very easy for people to be cynical of it,” admits David McLagan, founder of Ecoffee Cup, the brand Mr …

Hype Meets Reality as Electric Car Dreams Run Into Metal Crunch

By Elisabeth BehrmannElisabeth Behrmann, Jack FarchyJack Farchy and Sam DodgeSam Dodge<p>When BMW AG revealed it was designing electric versions of its …

Alternative Fuel

Want to Unlock Your Full Potential and Live a More Fulfilling Life? Do 1 Thing First

The process starts not with what you do but what you say -- to yourself.<p>Stories have power. Stories shape the way we think, the way we feel, the way we respond to certain situations... stories matter.<p>Especially the stories we tell ourselves.<p>(That's an underlying premise of Stoicism. Stoicism has …

Bottle deposit charge needed to save oceans from plastic waste, say MPs

A nationwide bottle deposit charge is the central recommendation of a new parliamentary report on plastic waste, which MPs said should be introduced …

To Keep Plastic Out Of The Ocean, Companies Are Starting To Add It To Their Products

Dell and Trek Bikes, among others, are working on building out a supply chain of ocean-bound plastics.<p>You’d be forgiven for thinking there’s nothing remarkable about the plastic packaging trays that hold new laptops inside their cardboard boxes. But this year, Dell transformed those banal objects …

These “Shark Tank” Entrepreneurs Need Your Help to Launch an Eco-Friendly Straw

<i>Shark Tank</i> is changing the world one invention at a time. Whether the show is launching our new favorite products with the help of the sharks or giving visibility to worthy brands that are already out there, it’s definitely giving entrepreneurs a leg up, including some that might do some real good. …

Sustainability

How Apple Watch saved one man’s life — and how it’s empowering him after his heart attack

<i>Apple and Stanford are currently conducting a heart study with Apple Watch</i><p>Scott Killian never imagined his Apple Watch might save his life, but that’s exactly what happened a few weeks ago when he had a heart attack in the middle of the night. Killian recently shared his personal experience with</i> …

Smartwatches

United Nations ocean plastics pledge: 7 things they want you to know

"There is no excuse for not acting"<p>The conservation issue of ocean plastic is top priority for many of us at the moment, with fascinating programmes …

Plastic chokes the remote South Pacific

Henderson Island is a shocking but typical example of how plastic debris is affecting the environment on a global scale says a researcher at the …

UK supermarkets to reward return of plastic bottles

File: There are more than five trillion pieces of plastic floating in the world's oceans, according to a 2014 study. Photo: …

Scientists Discover 'Miracle' Mineral That Could Make Internet 1,000-times Faster

A rare mineral discovered in Russia in the 1830′s could hold the key to boosting internet speeds 1,000 times faster than today. The mineral, perovskite, has a number of incredible properties, many of which scientists are now realizing.<p>Perovskite (CaTiO3) is a calcium titanium oxide mineral, but the …

Perovskite

Warren Buffett says this quick mental exercise will make you a happier person

Warren Buffett is one of the richest men in the world, worth over $75 billion. If money could buy happiness, he could certainly afford it.<p>But when …

This Awesome New Technology Is Turning Food Waste Into Truly Biodegradable Plastic - One Green Planet

Plastic pollution has become one of the biggest environmental problems we face today. Another alarming issue which needs our attention is food waste …

Biodegradation

37 Joe Rogan Quotes That Will Motivate You to Greatness

Joe Rogan is a stand-up comedian, a figure in the MMA space, and former host of Fear Factor. But Rogan is more recognized his famous podcast The Joe …

The Fight Against The Tiny Plastic Pellets Choking Our Oceans

Our addiction to plastic has serious consequences.<p>Our oceans are under siege. Plastic forks, disintegrating shopping bags, fragmented blocks of Styrofoam and a seemingly endless amount of drinking bottles are just a few examples of the debris swirling around the seas and washing up on our …

Our Bodies Are Turning Into Plastic

Part 1 It was a sad day for me when a patient from north Delhi walked into our clinic with symptoms of lung and stomach infection, frequent stomach …

Pollution

Tide of plastic rubbish discovered floating off idyllic Caribbean island coastline

Shocking images have captured a Caribbean island’s clear blue seas being choked by a tide of plastic rubbish.<p>Taken off the Honduran island of Roatan, …

China's recyclers eye looming electric vehicle battery mountain

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - After years of dismantling discarded televisions and laptops, a Shanghai recycling plant is readying itself for a new wave of waste: piles of exhausted batteries from the surge of electric vehicles hitting China's streets.<p>The plant has secured licenses and is undergoing …

David Attenborough says world must act now on plastic after witnessing its impacts filming Blue Planet II

The scourge of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans must be tackled, Sir David Attenborough said as he launched the second series of <i>Blue Planet II</i>.<p>…

Prince Charles warns that 'plastic is now on the menu' due to the amount ingested by fish

The Prince of Wales has warned that “plastic is on the menu” due to the increasing amounts found in fish caught for the dinner table.<p>He said decisive action must be urgently taken to deal with plastic pollution in order to save the world’s marine life and oceans, stating that it may not be too late …

A pile of trash in the ocean has grown to the size of France—and some people want it recognized as a nation

There’s a country-sized problem in the north Pacific Ocean: a patch of trash has grown to the size of France. So the environmental charity Plastic Oceans Foundation has paired up with the news and entertainment publication LadBible to campaign for it to be recognized as an official country.<p>The …

Pollution

3 TED Talk Lessons Aspiring Entrepreneurs Should Watch

From dealing with failure to knowing how to price my services, I've found these gems worth a listen for running my business.<p>There are currently over 46,700,000 results on Google for “advice on entrepreneurship.”<p>Yes, it seems as though the internet has a lot to say about what you should do with your …

Hurricanes Deliver Shock to Scrap-Metal Market

The detritus in their wake is mostly not metal. Demand will far exceed supply.<p>After this year's string of ferocious hurricanes and an 8.2 magnitude earthquake in southern Mexico, the markets assume that the destruction will produce an abundance of scrap metal that it is ready for collection and …

U.S. Census

Adrian Grenier wants you to put down your plastic straws to defend our oceans

I want as many people as possible to #StopSucking — and though it won’t be possible for everybody, for most people it won’t be hard.<p>Let me explain.<p>In …

Bill Gates on the biggest bets in energy investing

<i>This piece is featured in Quartz’s new book</i> The Objects that Power the Global Economy. <i>You may not have seen these objects before, but they’ve already changed the way you live. Each chapter examines an object that is driving radical change in the global economy. This is from the chapter on the</i> …

Bill Gates

3 New TED Talks on Overcoming Failure and Why You Should Listen

Listening to other leaders who have overcome failure is a great way to grow and learn how other handle adversity.<p>As an entrepreneur failure is inevitable and that's why I enjoy listening to other leaders who have overcome failure and how they did it. Recently I have found three TED talks that I …

Motivation

Rare Earth Metals Electrified by China's Illegal Mining Clean-Up

Rare earths are booming again as a clampdown on wildcat miners in China crimps supply in the world’s biggest producer while the clean energy boom …

Rare Earth

Rise of electric cars poses battery recycling challenge

As electric cars roll towards the motoring mainstream, companies are gearing up to address one big environmental question: what to do with the …