Scientists find that soil bacteria can devour potent greenhouse gas

When certain soil bacteria are forced to breed without oxygen, they start consuming nitrous oxide, a potent greenhouse gas. The discovery could enable a novel global warming mitigation method where bacteria sinks remove nitrous oxide from the atmosphere. Nitrous oxide (N2O) is colorless and odorless. Also commonly called ‘laughing gas’, nitrous oxide is often used […]

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World’s Biggest Plastic Polluters Pledge to Cut Waste by 2025

The biggest food, drink and consumer brands—including Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Unilever and H&M—joined a global campaign on Monday to tackle plastic waste. The “New Plastics Economy Global Commitment,” spearheaded by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF) in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), was “cautiously welcomed” by some environmental groups, who say the initiative does […]

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