The Top 100 People Killing the Planet

From The Decolonial Atlas A few days ago an interesting map was released by The Decolonial Atlas. The...

Newly Discovered Bacteria Make Plastics Rot Much Faster

Around 5 to 10 years from now a tiny organism with an unusual appetite made a home in an industrial site near a bottle-recycling...

It Rains Microplastics in Southern France

It’s easy to talk about pollution that’s far away. It doesn’t concern us--it’s deep in the oceans, in poor underdeveloped countries, with people who...

Puerto Rico will stop burning coal next year

Puerto Rico has a plan in motion to shut down its coal-burning power plants by next year. After going through an energy crisis, Governor of...

Floating Bins Cleaning Up Marinas Worldwide

“If we have rubbish bins on land, then why not in the water?” It was this simple question that led surfers Pete Ceglinski and...

Indonesia Oil Spill Kills Five People

A leak from an underwater pipeline of state-owned oil firm Pertamina, first reported on March 31st in Borneo, led the Indonesian government to declare...

European Parliament Bans Single-Use Plastic Items

The European Parliament has approved a law banning a wide-range of single-use plastic items, such as straws, cotton buds and cutlery, by 2021. The law,...

Bacteria that feed on pollutants to produce electricity

Scientists of the Washington State University fished multiple communities of extremophile bacteria from the alkaline hot springs of the Heart Lake Geyser Basin area,...

3D-Printed Mushroom Brained Robot Detects Harmful Gases

Life Guardian is a cyborg that integrates a 3D printed mechanical part and a living part: a mushroom. The biological part determines and modifies...

Scientists Turn Atmospheric CO2 into Coal Flakes

The need to transition to clean energy production free from fossil fuels, is becoming more and more pressing as climate change is impacting our...