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Just Six Countries Responsible for 90% of Identifiable Waste in North Pacific Garbage Patch, Study Reveals
Researchers with the Ocean Cleanup project and Wageningen University have discovered that more than 90 percent of the identifiable waste that makes up the North Pacific Garbage Patch (NPGP),  originated in just six countries, all...
Okra Attracts Microplastics – an Odd Fruit With an Unusual Application
Largely considered a vegetable, okra is actually, botanically, a fruit — as it carries seeds. This prickly-on-the-outside and slimy-on-the-inside pod may also hold the secret to microplastic management. Studies have shown that okra attracts microplastics in...
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China Braces for Bad Harvests as Drought Scours 10 Million Acres of Farmland
Farmers across China are facing reduced harvests due to this year’s scorching heat waves and droughts that have destroyed or damaged 66 million mu (about 10 million acres) of farmland throughout the country. China is...
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Residents of Northwest Pakistan Town ‘Surprised’ By Levees Breach Due to Flooding
On August 31, residents of a northern Pakistan town recounted the destruction left after nearby levees along the Kabul River burst unexpectedly due to massive floods. According to residents, heavy rain caused the river to...
Fist-sized Hailstones Batter Spain: Eyewitness Reports
Videos posted on Spanish social media on Tuesday, Aug. 30 showed an outstretched hand holding giant hailstones that rained down around the village of La Bisbal d'Emporda. Footage also showed people on a street running...
Flood Waters in Mississippi Submerge Roads and Fields
Mississippi's Pearl River is expected to crest on Monday (August 29) at 35.5 feet (10.82 meters), at least half a foot (15.24 cm) below what officials had predicted, after substantial rainfall triggered voluntary evacuations in...
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Russia Burning Off Massive Amounts of Natural Gas Believed to Originally Be Destined for Germany
As Germany grapples with an energy crisis — due in large part to the country’s desire to curb its dependence on natural gas from Russia — Russia appears to be burning off millions of cubic...
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Over 1,000 Killed by Heavy Flooding in Pakistan, 30 Million People Affected
Hundreds of Pakistanis were airlifted out of flood-ravaged regions on Sunday, Aug. 28 as the military joined national rescue and recovery efforts, following a devastating deluge of rain and floods which had left over 1,000...
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Maintain a Productive Garden Through Fall: Seasonal Tips
As summer winds down, you may find that your garden has gotten out of your hands. It is truly incredible how much some plants can grow in a few short months, while others may be...