Kyle Tay

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Solution to Ocean’s Plastic Waste Problem ‘Starts With Product Design’

By John C. Cannon<p>Solving the problem of the growing amount of plastic in the ocean requires rethinking how we use and design plastic products, a …

Pollution

Someone Was Producing Tons of a Ozone-Destroying Chemical That Was Banned in 1987. Now We Know Who

A couple months back, scientists from around the world revealed a new mystery: somebody in East Asia was again producing banned chlorofluorocarbons …

Asia

3 Ways Cities Can Become More Sustainable

With the majority of the population moving into urban centers in coming decades, the actions of city planners now could create a better future for us …

Smart Cities

Company aiming to convert plastics into fuel seeks environmental approval

A company on Nova Scotia's South Shore that plans to turn plastic waste into diesel and kerosene says it expects no significant environmental effects …

Pollution

France Could Propel a Decade of Growth for Total and SunPower

With its new #PlaceAuSoleil initiative, France is making a big push to rapidly expand its solar energy production.<p><b>Total</b>'s (NYSE:TOT) main business …

Solar Power

9 Easy Ways to Use Less Plastic at Home

Humans are basically addicted to plastics. The average person knows that plastic is overused and wasteful, yet they just have to get that bottle of …

Pollution

Five tonnes of plastic waste from the sea is transformed into a leaping 12 metre tall whale in Belgium's Bruges canal

Known as “Skyscraper (the Bruges Whale),” this massive sculpture was made using five tonnes of plastic waste removed from the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.<p>It was developed as a reminder that 150 million tonnes of plastic waste still roam in our waters.<p>The colossal installation leaps from the Bruges …

Pollution

What's the real price of getting rid of plastic packaging?

Crunching the numbers on how much switching might cost us<p>How much would it cost to switch to plastic alternatives? Richard Gray crunches the numbers.<p>Walking along a short section of stony beach, Claire Waluda stoops briefly to pick up something from between the rocks. It is a brightly coloured …

Sustainability

Start Making Sales Now With These Tips

The number of tools to help you get started are diverse and easy to use.<p>2 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you're beginning work at an agency, you may just be considering how to start producing sales.<p>In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Eric Siu …

Entrepreneurship

Climate change is making our planet hotter — but we might have to ditch the AC

Americans love air conditioning — and to a serious fault. At least three quarters of all homes in the U.S. have an air conditioner, according to the …

Fossil Fuels

By the numbers: How the world is banning single-use plastics

A proposed bill, which would charge five cents for single-use plastic bags at grocery stores in New Jersey, hit a snag this week when Gov. Phil …

Pollution

Hidden in plain sight: what the recycling crisis really looks like

More than 200 tonnes of material is tipped into the receivers hall daily<p>Glass is processed back to sand, which is used in civil projects such as road construction and concrete<p>This facility receives more than 800 tonnes of waste a day, around 12-15% of Sydney’s household mixed waste<p>The workers hand …

Sustainability

Australian supermarkets work to prevent 'bag rage' as plastics ban takes effect

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's biggest supermarket chains are scrambling to combat "bag rage" as frustrated shoppers vent their anger over the removal of single-use plastic bags. One man put his hands around a supermarket worker's throat, the West Australian newspaper reported, while grocery stores …

Sustainability

Plastic-eating bacteria discovered by student could help solve global pollution crisis

A student may have found a solution to one of the world’s most urgent environmental crises – breeding bacteria capable of “eating” plastic and …

Pollution

Want To Live a Better Life? Use These 8 Life Lessons To Build Your Personal Philosophy

Discover your personal philosophy and then build your life around it.<p>Following a morning hike among the serenity of red rocks, wildflowers, and mountain views, I sat in conversation with an old friend. We had an important topic to discuss. Mainly, my future career.<p>My friend knows that I'm a …

Happiness

US Forest Service allows Nestlé to continue taking water from California national forest

The U.S. Forest Service has offered Nestlé Waters North America a three-year permit on water rights in the San Bernardino National Forest, allowing …

Forests

The single-use plastics we can't live without

A Senate report this week recommended a ban on single-use plastics such as takeaway food containers and plastic-lined coffee cups by 2023.This week …

Pollution

Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions Set New Record

In April of this year, the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii recorded an average concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide above 410 parts per million (ppm). This was the highest monthly average in recorded history, and in fact according to ice core records it is the highest value in at least …

Climate Change

India's huge solar ambitions could push coal further into shade

India says it intends to launch a tender for 100 gigawatts of solar power, 10 times the size of the current largest solar tender in the world – another Indian project scheduled to open for bids next month.<p>But analysts have said the country has neither the infrastructure nor the energy demand to …

Renewable Energy

Nearly a Billion South Asians Are Vulnerable to Climate Change, Report Finds

Because it’s a day that ends with y, we’re learning of yet another threat unchecked climate change poses. Inexorable rising temperatures and changing …

Climate Change

Scientists can 3D print human heart tissue now. The future is here

Long term, the goal of 3D bioprinting is to be able to 3D print fully functioning organs which can be used to replace the failing biological organs …

3D Bioprinting

Here's How to Charge Your Phone to Save The Battery, According to Science

Be smart about it.<p>Yes, we know. Our smartphone batteries are bad because they barely last a day.<p>But it's partially our fault because we've been …

Tech Trends

The 'Billion Tree Tsunami' is transforming northwestern Pakistan

Once arid hillsides have now become wide swaths of lush green woodland in northwestern Pakistan, where hundreds of millions of trees from 42 …

Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa

Crop yields set to drop by tenth as nearly all Earth’s land area is degraded within coming decades, report warns

Over three quarters of the Earth’s land area has been severely degraded, and this figure could increase to 90 per cent by the middle of the century, …

Deserts

China Is No Longer Recycling Our Plastic, So We Need To Step Up

Single-use plastic is one of the biggest contributions to our waste system at the moment. So much so that cities are banning some forms of it and even McDonalds is working on getting rid of the plastic straw. But at the start of 2018, those efforts took on a lot more urgency: China has banned all …

Pollution

Researchers have discovered drug compound that stops cancer from spreading

Work on finding new and more effective ways to treat and defeat cancer is never ending. It is an honorable battle fought by scientists and the people …

Cancer

This Could Be Solar Energy's Next Big Leap Forward

Bifacial solar panels are here, and they could bring about the next phase of solar cost reductions.<p>Solar energy is already beating coal, natural gas, …

Solar Power

Shale's $2 Billion Natural Gas Leak Shows Bigger Climate Hit

The shale boom that flooded the U.S. with cheap natural gas, displacing coal and nuclear power generation, isn’t as green as you think.<p>An estimated …

Natural Gas

Thirty Years On, How Well Do Global Warming Predictions Stand Up?

James E. Hansen wiped sweat from his brow. Outside it was a record-high 98 degrees on June 23, 1988, as the NASA scientist testified before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources during a prolonged heat wave, which he decided to cast as a climate event of cosmic significance. He …

Climate Change

A Moving Lump in a Woman's Face Turned Out to Be The Grossest Thing You Could Imagine

Nope nope no no nope.<p>We've all heard the urban legend about the woman with the spiders living in her face, but we've always been able to comfort …

The New England Journal of Medicine