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8.25.19

Your Beauty Habit Is Destroying the Environment

These makeup artists and influencers want the cosmetics industry to start changing before we're buried in tonnes of plastic.

7.22.19

Condoms Blocking Drains is a Serious Problem in Indonesia’s Capital

Used condoms are clogging Jakarta’s drains and stressing out wastewater treatment centers workers.

4.29.19

Nepal Wants to Rid Mt. Everest of Dead Bodies and 10,000 Kilograms of Trash

It's a major cleanup effort for a mountain notoriously called "the world's highest garbage dump."

3.9.19

A Top-Secret US Military Base Will Melt Out of the Greenland Ice Sheet

Planners thought it would stay buried in ice forever.

11.24.18

Island in the Philippines Issues On-the-Spot Fines to Tourists Using Plastic

The Filipino community of El Nido is taking extreme measures to fight tourist-driven pollution

11.20.18

There Could Be More Plastic Than Fish in the Ocean by 2050

Experts are making ominous predictions about what they call "the impending plasticide."

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8.23.18

Airlines are Producing Millions of Tonnes of Non-Recyclable Waste Every Year

Chemtrails may be the least of our concerns.

7.24.18

Photoshopped Food Is as Boring as Selfies

For the past seven years I have taken photos of food waste—scraps, compost, the mess left after a party—because we should spend just as much time looking at the food we throw out as we do the food we eat.

7.12.18

Indonesia's Obsession with Plastic Is Getting Out of Hand

Life in plastic is not that fantastic for the environment.

8.25.17

Scientists Want to Turn Pee into Astronaut Food

This is great news for science fiction writers.

7.21.17

Earth Is Choking on 8.3 Billion Metric Tons of Plastic Waste

For the first time, scientists have calculated how much plastic we've produced, and its fate. It isn't pretty.