2021: UMass Dartmouth's new biodegradability lab aims to ease the impact of plastics in the world's oceans and landfills

On November 13, 2021, UMass Dartmouth announced a new lab that will study the breakdown of microplastics in the world’s oceans, as well as landfill and wastewater environments. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, more than 90% of plastics produced are never recycled, and more than 26 million tons ofContinue Reading

Data Rules

When it comes to capitalising on artificial intelligence and data analytics, some countries and companies are streaking ahead of others. That was the view of some of the speakers participating in an online Science|Business workshop exploring the Great Global Data Divide. Describing the “worrisome” network effects that are concentrating artificialContinue Reading

Can President Biden’s Economic Policies Ease Environmental Injustices?

The Valley Generating Station has been reported to have been leaking methane since 2019. The plant … [+] is a natural gas-fired power station located in Sun Valley, Los Angeles County, California, USA. (Photo by: Citizen of the Planet//Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) Citizen of the Planet/Universal ImagesContinue Reading