California Becomes First State to Regulate Plastic Straws

California became the first state in the U.S. to ban plastic straws in dine-in restaurants Thursday when Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation to that effect, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. The law, which will enter into force Jan. 1, prohibits restaurants from providing straws unless a customer requests one. It covers only sit-down …

From Harmful Ambrosia over Pellets to a Warm Home

The large family home belonging to Rade Vujic from Sitnes near Srpac in Republika Srpska is probably the only building in the entire area that is being heated by combustion of a nearly indestructible weed – ambrosia. Rade came up with the idea to build his pellet production system when …

Climate Change Could Displace Half a Million Atoll Residents Within Decades

A new study published in Science Advances Wednesday has bad news for the residents of low-lying atolls: If current greenhouse gas emission rates continue, climate change will render most of these islands uninhabitable by mid-century, not by the end of the century as previously believed. This could turn the more …

Food and Drink Giants Unite in Promise to Wage War on Plastic Waste

The government may have promised to wipe out avoidable plastic waste in the UK by 2042, but today large swathes of the UK’s food and drink sector went a leap further, in a bid to convince the British public they are serious about tackling the plastic waste crisis afflicting the …