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Plugging the Leak on Laundry Pollution
April 16, 2024

Laundry is the biggest source of microplastic fibers in our waterways. These Columbia researchers are working on a solution.

Regulating Air Toxics from Petrochemical Plants
April 15, 2024

We need to end performative and ideological regulatory debates and strive for effective regulation that protects the public while encouraging innovation.

Why New Yorkers Long for the Natural World
April 12, 2024

Why are we so disconnected from nature? Ecologist Carl Safina explores this issue in a lecture and new book about owls.

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Key Ocean Current Contains a Warning on Climate
March 27, 2024

A new study shows that a giant current circling Antarctica has speeded up during past warm periods, eating away at the polar ice. It’s doing it again now.

Bottled Water Can Contain Hundreds of Thousands of Previously Uncounted Tiny Plastic Bits, Study Finds
January 8, 2024

Using a new technique, scientists have been able to identify extremely minute plastic fragments in bottled water, 10 times more than previously counted.

A New 66 Million-Year History of Carbon Dioxide Offers Little Comfort for Today
December 7, 2023

Scientists have produced a new curve of how atmospheric carbon dioxide affects climate. It makes clear that its effects can be long lasting.

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