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EU proposes ban on straws and other single-use plastics !

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07 June 2018

  The European Union is proposing a ban on single-use plastics to help protect marine life. The proposals are aimed at outlawing many commonplace plastic items including straws, cotton buds, cutlery, balloon sticks and drink stirrers. The governing body also wants almost all plastic bottles to be collected for recycling by 2025. The plan will need to be approved by the 28 member states and the European Parliament before it can be passed.   The EU estimates that the ban will help:...

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Learn About Corals From Ocean Gardener In Bali, Indonesia !

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07 June 2018

Do you want to learn more about coral biology, coral farming, and coral restoration? Ocean Gardener is now offering guided and attended snorkeling tours of their Candidasa coral farm located on the island of Bali Indonesia. Join Ocean Gardener for a 4-hour tour of their shallow water coral farm in Candidasa. Choose between a guided tour by led by a Marine Biologists, or an attended tour where a local guide will show you the marked underwater path. At each stop and y...

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Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles

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26 April 2018

The breakthrough, spurred by the discovery of plastic-eating bugs at a Japanese dump, could help solve the global plastic pollution crisis. Scientists have created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic drinks bottles – by accident. The breakthrough could help solve the global plastic pollution crisis by enabling for the first time the full recycling of bottles. The new research was spurred by the discovery in 2016 of the first bacterium that had naturally evolved to eat plastic, at...

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Hope for Great Barrier Reef? New Study Shows Genetic Diversity of Coral Could Extend Our Chance to Save It

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25 April 2018

A study published Wednesday had some frightening news for the Great Barrier Reef—the iconic marine ecosystem is at "unprecedented" risk of collapse due to climate change after a 2016 heat wave led to the largest mass coral bleaching event in the reef's history. But another study published Thursday in PLOS Genetics offers some hope: Corals are still in danger from climate change, but we have an extra 50 years to act to save them. Researchers from the University of Texas (UT) at Austin, the...

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